|Diatom (aka Bango)|
39° 30' 08"N, 119° 02' 34"W - HAZEN quad
|VISITED||June 2003 .|
|DIRECTIONS||From Fallon, take US 95 to the junction of US 50, turn left, go 8 miles, turn right on Bango Rd and take until end at railraod tracks.. From Fallon: 16.5 miles|
Unknown. I imagine- from the name- that there was some mining going on here and it continues today as at least a distribution point for the same stuff. There were some buildings here at one time but haven't really researched it yet.
UPDATE September 2010: Larry writes in and says: " Bango was a railroad section station. Crews worked from this station (section hands) Bango was in use until about 1960. A number of the childen still live in the Fallon and Reno area. The one I hunted ducks on the canal with is around 72 years old.
Julios Ratti, president of Sparks Lodge No. 85, Brotherhood of Maintenance Railway Employees, was recently slected by the lodge to represent the group at the 27th regular convention. Mr. Ratti has been employed by the Southern pacific company for the past 18 years and for the past 11 years he has been the foreman at Bango, west of Fallon,
At a simple wedding ceremony at St. Patrick's Church Friday morning, Miss Victoria Leyva of Wadsworth became the bride of Reno Ratti, with Father Francis mikula officiating. A family dinner at the Ratti home at Bango, a gardenspot on the desert, followed the ceremony.
Southern Pacific Sues for $9,300 Damages As Result of Canal Break
|POST OFFICE||Nov 1911 - May 1916|
The remains of some concrete foundations and various rubble and small dumps. As you can see in the picture, diatomaceous earth is apparently still loaded from this point, and I'm fairly certain there are d.e. mines in the area somewhere. Now, of course, the large oil recycling plant is at this location.