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NevadaGram #208 - Nevada in Paris

Merry-Go-Round on Rue de Rivoli
Last year Robin and I spent several magical days following Sam Clemens around Paris and when the opportunity came to come back again, I decided to see what else Nevada people have been up to here since Sam came to town in 1867. I discovered, though, that Nevada's impact on Paris was mostly over by the end of the 19th century, and that the two Nevadans responsible for most of it were women, one from Virginia City, the other from Austin. These were interesting and remarkable women, and they had great successes in Paris — Marie Louise Mackay (left) was a bright star in the social life of the cité (after failing in NYC even though her husband was one of the richest men in the world. hint: No Irish Need Apply), and Emma Nevada (right) was an internationally acclaimed opera singer.Read more

Most Recent Nevada Correspondence

Baker Correspondence - November 2018

Quiet Times Baker slows down tremendously in November, with many local businesses closed. The Great Basin Visitor Center is also closed, but the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park remains open year round. Cave tours are given daily at 1 p.m., with a 9 a.m. tour added on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tours are limited to 20 people, with reservations available at Recreation.Gov.                                                                                    Lehman Cave Inscription Room As snow falls, access to the higher elevations will be restricted. However, with a little bit extra work, you can still get out there. Snowshoes are available to borrow from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. You can drive up the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive to Upper Lehman Campground and then hike up the trail to the Wheeler Peak Campground. It's a steep 3.5-mile long hike, but very peaceful.Read more

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