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The Pump Hosue at the Walking Box Ranch is the source of water for the ranch. One of the caretaker's daily responsibilities is to ensure that the pump house is in working order. The area currently is owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and managed by University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Public Lands Institute. The area is watched by a caretaker, and three law enforcement officers live onsite in travel trailers. The site is available for researchers, but otherwise it is closed to the public until the old buildings and facilities are restored.

Walking Box Ranch, Pump House
Pumphouse (view west).
Walking Box Ranch, Pump House
Pumphouse and thunderhead at sunset (view southeast).
Walking Box Ranch, Pump House
Big House (left) and Caretaker Residence (right). View east from Pumphouse.
Walking Box Ranch, Pump House
Inside the pumphouse. The blue tank on the left is the modern water system, and the other stuff is old and not in use.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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