Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
Wells
at the source of the Humboldt River Nevada


Wells might more accurately be named "Springs" because it was named for the gushing springs (artesian wells) that form one of the sources of the Humboldt River. The lush meadows here were a God-send for the covered wagon trains coming across the deserts of Utah, and the river provided a safe route continuing on west.

The old part of Wells, along the railroad tracks, is virtually abandoned now, with a newer section along old Highway 40 barely holding on as yet newer developments at the I-80 interchanges intercept the business.

Angel Lake is a tiny gem of an alpine lake in the East Humboldt Range just south of Wells.



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Verdant pastures along the upper part of the Humboldt River

(June 23, 2000)


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Highway 93 passes through some beautiful unpopulated country between Wells and Jackpot

(July 26, 2003)


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Abandoned buildings along Seventh Street in Wells

(June 24, 2000)


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Once the busiest street in town, Seventh Street along the railroad tracks now slowly deteriorates

(August 6, 2011)


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(July 28, 2009)


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(July 28, 2009)


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(July 29, 2009)


Next Locality: Angel Lake in the East Humboldt Range