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Walter R. Averett grew up in Carp, NV and has written two very informative, and enjoyable books on the surrounding area (Lincoln County, NV) titled:
"Through the Rainbow Canyon" ISBN 0-87062-237-4
"Beyond the Ranges" ISBN 0-87062-279-x
Both books are written using researched information, and notes taken from first hand accounts or the occasional recollection. Both are also full of old photos of the places in discussion, making them alone worth the read.
The only bad thing is they are currently out of print, but I have seen them used on Amazon.com and they can be found on Ebay occasionally.