In days past Hill & Son, August and Fred respectively, have crept into my writings, in connection with building what we now call the Redfield home on Mt. Rose Street, that a duplicate of August Hill’s brownstone in New York City following his migration to Reno in the 1920s. Later they were the builders of Hill & Son’s Motel, which was gradually absorbed into the Peppermill.
I alluded in earlier columns to a dude ranch they owned and operated on South Virginia Street. Following a little legwork, some help from August Hill’s great-grandson, Reno attorney Richard Hill, a pleasant afternoon in the deep catacombs of the Nevada Historical Society, and finally info from a book I’ll name soon, the time is upon us to learn of the Nevada Stock Farm. But – we have to go back to 1915 and start the yarn with a reference to George Wingfield, Owner and Operator of Nevada.