Ann Miles, PA-C, daughter of a Carson City doctor, started a medical clinic in the tiny town of Kingston, thirty miles southwest of Austin. Austin had lost its medical clinic and the closest medical services were located at a Gabbs mine, sixty miles southwest from Kingston and one hundred forty miles from the closest hospital in Battle Mountain. Ann recounts the many undertakings necessary to qualify to open a clinic and the immediate importance the clinic had to Kingston and Austin residents. Her facility, now owned by the Battle Mountain General Hospital, still run by Ann, who with her husband, also own and operate the Miles End Bed and Breakfast Inn located in Kingston.
Ann Miles was interviewed, May 5, 2017, by the Nevada Women’s History Project as part of the The Women of Nevada Highway 50 project. This video was funded by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.