|DIRECTIONS||From Hazen, take California Road east for 0.3 miles, continue on local dirt road for 4.6 miles. Roads in area are sandy.|
Was and is a railroad siding. Although the book Nevada Post Offices claims that "Massie siding" is not Massie, (which NPO claims is supposed to be about 18 miles NE of Wadsworth) Nevada Place Names claims it is the place. On the other hand, Hot Springs Flat is in the general area Nevada Post Offices claims Massie is, and Hot Springs is one of the names the post office there used to go by. So where is it, really? NPO, or NPN? It's a mystery. We're going with the railroad siding, because the USGS map says so.
The Massie name features prominently in the news of the era, but I can't find any references as to which Massie the site may be named after.
The people of Fallon, Churchill county, now take the Central Pacific trains at the new station of Massey, instead of Wadsworth. The distance from Fallon s but sixteen miles, while it is thirt-two miles to Wadsworth. THe mail will go from Massey to Fallon as soon as the department can make the change.
RAILROAD TO FALLON
SECTION HOUSE ROBBERS ARE CAUGHT AT HAZEN
Although I have seen a reference that this local was also referred to as "Zelda" and "Hot Springs," I'm thinking "No." That was more likely Brady Hot Springs, 13 some odd miles to the north.
|POST OFFICE||September 23, 1891 - November 1902|
There was a considerable amount of ruins and debris at Massie, which we found surprising. Many ruins, foundations, concrete clocks, and a large array of cans, glass, and the like scattered over a large area.
Be advised that Massie is right next to the railroad tracks. Railroad tracks are used by trains. Trains hurt. They aren't expecting anyone out here, and are moving very fast. We saw several range cows, the remains of which had been hit by trains. The moral of this story is, respect trains, stop, look, and listen before going near a track.