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James Wild Horse Trap

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NRHP Reference #  74001148
Added to NRHP  19 November 1974
Area  16 ha
Nearest city  Fish Springs, Nevada
James Wild Horse Trap
Location  About 5 miles east of Fish Springs

The James Wild Horse Trap in Nye County, Nevada, near Fish Springs, is a historic site that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was the location of a corral and fences used to capture wild horses, built out of dead Juniper trees. It is as described in a book by Will James, Sand, or Lone Cowboy, published by Charles Scribners Son's in 1930.

It is significant, according to its 1973 NRHP nomination, "because of its obvious visual education ability. The current interest in wild horse protection and management increases the interest to the public to see what was used when running, killing and harassing wild horses was a common accepted practice. This is a visual evidence of a change in human/social values."

A 40-acre (16 ha) area including the wing fences and corral was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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