Hughes 001 Kenneth Hughes, brother of Pahrump resident Leon Hughes, atop a calf at the Pahrump Ranch, about 1937. Barn in the background is said to have been constructed prior to 1900 from timber sawed in Saw Mill Canyon in the Spring Mountains. It contained a number of stalls and mangers in which stagecoach horses were quartered. The barn was torn down when Walt Williams moved to the Pahrump Ranch, and a shop was constructed on the site.
Hughes 002 Kenneth Hughes on the Pahrump Ranch, about 1937, wearing a new hat and vest purchased by his father. Model-T Ford in background belonged to a man named Red Hennis, who worked on the ranch.
Hughes 003 Leon Hughes, son of John R. Hughes, on the Pahrump Ranch, 1938. John Hughes was then the owner of the ranch.
Hughes 004 Two young women at the Pahrump Ranch, all dressed up and no place to go. At left is Beryl Hughes, daughter of Pahrump Ranch Owner John R. Hughes; at the right is Mabel Ishmael, daughter of well-known Nye County resident George Ishmael. Photo was taken in 1938, when Beryl Hughes was 15 and Mabel Ishmael was 16. Beryl Hughes later became a model in Los Angeles.
Hughes 005 Leon Hughes, son of Pahrump Ranch owner John R. Hughes, in front of the "old motel" located on the Pahrump Ranch, 1938. Hughes believes the motel was constructed around 1920 by the Pahrump Valley Company, under the ownership of Isodora Dockweiler, to house Dockweiler and his associates when they visited the ranch. It featured a screened porch, one bathroom, running water, a flush toilet, a kitchen, and four bedrooms. The "motel" burned down in the early 1940s.
Hughes 006 Betty Jean Hughes, daughter of John R. Hughes, riding her brother Leon's horse, Chico, on the Pahrump Ranch about 1938. The fence in the background encircled the "motel" described in Hughes-005
Hughes 007 Betty Jean Hughes, daughter of Pahrump Ranch owner John R. Hughes, sitting on a calf on the Pahrump Ranch, about 1938. (For details on the barn see Hughes -001 in this series.)
Hughes 008 Young stallion named Snit belonging to John Hughes on the Pahrump Ranch, about 1938. The horse was a mustang and was caught on the open range in the Pahrump Valley
Hughes 009 About half of this photograph was eaten away by the mice while in storage. From left, Mabel Ishmael, Red Hughes, Beryl Hughes, and Leon Hughes about 1938. Pictured in back is what was called the old stagecoach hotel, located on the Pahrump Ranch. Leon Hughes believes the building was used as a hotel at the same time that the barn, pictured in Hughes-001, was used to quarter stagecoach horses, at a time when the Pahrump Ranch was a stage stop. The building featured a screened porch, kitchen, dining room, and a hallway, with rooms on each side. There were four rooms on one side and three on the other. The Hughes brothers slept on the porch during the summer months in beds that were blocked up on one side to make them level. The building is said to have burned down in 1943.
Hughes 010 Leon Hughes in the San Joaquin Valley, California, about 1935