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Scatena Ranch

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1917, many additions. 1275 NV 208, approximately 12 miles south of Yerington

Like many ranches in Mason Valley, the Scatena Ranch straddles the main road, with residential buildings on one side and outbuildings, including a bunkhouse, potato cellar, and stable, on the other. Unlike larger, sprawling ranches in more remote parts of the state, Mason Valley ranches resemble farmsteads; they are relatively compact and located close together on square plots of land. This ranch initially produced hogs, potatoes, hay, and beef; today it raises only hay and beef. Many ranches are now owned and operated by descendants of Italian and Portuguese immigrants who arrived in the valley in the 1870s and 1880s. Though Italian and Portuguese Americans still play active roles in the community, they have left virtually no architectural legacy in the valley.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "Scatena Ranch", [Yerington, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 125-125.

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