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NevadaGram #197 — Virginia City at Christmastime

Virginia City is what's left of the Richest Place on Earth, and a major attraction for visitors in Nevada. It's a wonderful place to visit any time, but if you really want to catch the vibe, come in winter. Without the crowds of summer the old city stands out more clearly for what it is, and what it was. Saturday December 2 is a red letter day on the Virginia City Calendar. You can truly call it fun-filled. You can start early at the Virginia City Senior Center, a long block down 6-Mile Canyon Road where the Holiday Craft & Bake Sale opens at 9 am "until Sold Out". Enjoy the festive crafts with their creators. Bring the kids to meet the Christmas Care Bear from 2 to 3 pm. Call 775-847-0957. St.Read more

Nevada Correspondence

Nevada Correspondence - December 2017

In this edition:   Baker, Carson Valley, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mineral County, Pahrump, South Lake Tahoe, Sparks   Baker Need an excuse to get outside in December? Join your local Christmas Bird Count, and not only do you get                             A loggerhead shrike spotted on the Christmas Bird Count fresh air, you also help provide data for the longest-run citizen science project in the world! The Snake Valley Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held Monday, December 18. Generally 45-50 species of birds are seen. Some routes involve mostly driving, while others are mostly hiking/snow shoeing/skiing, and some are a combination. The nearby Ely CBC will be Tuesday, December 19, so you can double your fun in the eastern part of the state. Find out about these and other Christmas Bird Counts in Nevada (there are 16!) at the CBC website. Dates vary from December 14 to January 5.Read more


Corbett vs. Fitzsimmons, Carson City 1897

Fitz is down for an 8 count in th 6th round

The dawn of battle day In Carson was all that could be desired by the several thousands of people who have traveled many miles to the snow-bound valley to see the great Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight. Late last night the weather was bitterly cold, the sky was overcast with clouds and light flurries of snow fell several times, with every indication that daybreak would find a prospect for a cold, cloudy day ahead, and perhaps several inches of snow on the ground. But at a little after six o'clock the sun rose over the snow-covered mountains. In a short time the whole valley and white mountains on all sides of it were glistening in brightness. Not a cloud was seen anywhere, and it could readily be predicted that when the sun was a few hours higher the day would be perfection. Three special trains came in this morning bringing the last of the visitors.Read more

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