Mary Nettleton O’Malley is a fourth generation Owyhee County native who lives less than twenty miles from where her father was born in 1897, at the mining camp of Blackjack near Silver City. Her grandmother was born at the head of Reynolds Creek in 1867. Mary and her husband of fifty years live at Murphy and have a summer residence in Silver City.
In a High-Desert Haven By Mary Nettleton O’Malley When I was growing up at the Joyce Ranch on Sinker Creek, we went to church in Oreana, about fifteen miles east of Murphy on Highway 78. Local Catholics had been holding … Continue reading →