Donna's Ranch

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Donna's Ranch is a legal, licensed brothel located in Nevada, United States. Donna's Ranch is situated in Wells, in Elko County, on 8th Street. The ranch traces its history back to 1867[1][2] and is owned by Geoff Arnold.[3] Jack Dempsey was a previous owner.[2]


It has undergone several name changes and has been previously known as the The Calico Club, Donna's Calico Club, and Chardon's Club.

Arnold purchased the ranch from Evelyn and Ken Merrill in 1999 for $1,000,000.[1][3]

On February 21, 2008, the ranch survived a 6.0 earthquake, however the interior of the building was trashed.[4]

They operated two locations, however the one in Battle Mountain, Nevada in Lander County, closed in 2012.

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  1. ^ a b "Welcome to the Official Web Site of Famous and Historic Donna's Ranch!". Donna's Ranch. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  2. ^ a b Tutty, Dr. Daniel Joseph (2006). Six Thousand Truckers Can't Be Wrong. ISBN 978-0-595-37685-8. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Powers, Ashley (2008-11-04). "In this economy, even sex doesn't sell". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  4. ^ McMurdo, Doug (2008-02-21). "Strong quake strikes Nevada's gold country". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 

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Coordinates: 41°6′37.818″N 114°57′31.0176″W / 41.11050500°N 114.958616000°W / 41.11050500; -114.958616000