Fishel 001 A landscape view of fields and trees planted by Gordon and Billy Bettles on the T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, ca. 1955. The Funeral Mountains, shrouded in clouds, are visible in the distance.
Fishel 002 Inscription on the back of the original photo reads: "Grapes planted April 1917, trees planted February 1917." View of the original ranch house on the T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, ca. 1925.
Fishel 003 Inscription on the back of the original photo, written by Billie Bettles in the 1980s reads: "This [picture] was made the day they were cutting rye, 1949." House and outbuildings were constructed by Gordon Bettles on the T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, about 1949. The house on the right was moved to the location pictured here from Death Valley Junction, California, by the Bettles. A field of rye in the pictured in the foreground. The man on the right is Gordon Bettles and the 2 men on the left are unidentified, though the man on the far left may be M.P. "Gless" Glessner.
Fishel 004 The corner of what is currently (1990) Mecca Road and Highway 373, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, August 1962. The foundation of the Mecca Club is being laid. A Packard automobile is visible in the background. The woman dressed in a black blouse with her back to the camera is Billie Bettles. Bob Fishel, Billie Bettles's son by a former marriage, is visible on the far left.
Fishel 005 Stacked hay, probably on the T&T Ranch, ca. 1925. The gentlemen in white shirts and dark ties may be executives of the T&T Railroad. The inscription on the back of the original photo reads: "Alex Stachau" [or some such spelling, the script is difficult to read] "C.R. 66462, 848 Doheny Street." This probably refers to Doheny Street in Los Angeles, perhaps somebody from the corporate headquarters of the Pacific Coast Borax Company in Los Angeles.
Fishel 006 Alfalfa field looking south, planted by Gordon and Billie Bettles, T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, ca. 1954.
Fishel 007 Water flowing from a well on Gordon and Billie Bettles's farm, T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, ca. 1953. The Bettles's home is visible in the background on the right. As of 1990, the home was occupied by Betty-Jo Boyd and her husband. The well and irrigation system were installed ca. 1920 by the T&T original owners, executives of the Pacific Coast Borax Company.
Fishel 008 Horse-drawn mowing machine, T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, ca. 1920. Persons pictured are unidentified.
Fishel 009 Wagons, haystacks, ducks, and chickens pictured on the T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, ca. 1920.
Fishel 010 Outbuildings at the T&T Ranch, Amargosa Valley, Nevada, date unknown, perhaps ca. 1920.