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Baker, NV (#1185)

Baker, NV (#1185)
Ranches across the plain, from the Great Basin road, in the late afternoon sun. Somewhere through this landscape is US 50 and the Utah border. The distance to the mountain range is roughly 10 miles. It's difficult for me to fathom what it would be like living this remotely.

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Mike
Mike
Lonely if completely alone but perhaps inspired. Definitely not the life most people choose.
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Mike
My experience in this part of the Nev/Utah border is that the local people who you do encounter are not folk who want to be social, one senses a high suspicion of outsiders.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Most of the historical settlements in this area are LDS (i.e., Mormon), and they traditionally are _not_ receptive to outsiders. There was also always historical tension between Mormons and miners--

In fact, on further thought--it wouldn't surprise me but what some of the polygamous splinter groups are out here, too. They _really_ are not welcoming! I've heard that a set of ranches north of Tonopah (Don, maybe about 10 miles from the new solar tower) is a polygamous enclave.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
Actually, you just found a way to suggest what I had assumed. I had come across from Fish Spring back in 2003 and found some fairly large (for the high desert), but very private communities that were about 40 miles north of this point, and my guess was that they were probably polygamist communities.
2 years ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
My understanding is that at present polygamy (as some sort of common-law cohabitation) is pretty much tolerated as long as everyone's of legal age. The recent high-profile prosecutions have involved the dragooning of young teenage girls as "wives."
2 years ago.