Our Edna Despite its affinity for famous people from Kit Carson to Frank Sinatra, Nevada has relatively few notable natives. Even Wayne Newton came from somewhere else. How many Nevada-born celebrities can you name? We enjoyed a sumptuous feast at the Martin. Emma Nevada was a famous Opera singer in her day, born in Austin. […]
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We are in Battle Mountain for the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge, which is a contest to see whose bicycle can go fastest on five miles of straight, flat Highway 305 about 15 miles south of town on the road to Austin. Battle Mountain is on the heavily-traveled I-80 and all, but it has never been known as […]
One of Nevada’s greatest attractions to visitors goes mostly unmentioned, even by our most enthusiastic promoters: Time Travel. This is conveniently accessible and easy to do here, and one enjoyable way to do it is to make an excursion 20 miles southwest from Lovelock. Ideally you’ll arrive in town the night before, have an early […]
Boulder City’s street sculptures add an element of surprise and whimsy to the breezy little city. We are doing ourselves a big favor by visiting Boulder City in February. It is the perfect cure for a Comstock winter, if you’re not going to Belize. When we are snowed in and battling the gale to get to […]
Since late in 2010 the necessity of defending the Virginia City National Historic Landmark against surface mining has meant interrupting the NevadaGram from time to time. Comstock Mining Inc is hard at work putting toxic dust into our air. Compared to the other frustrations and annoyances we and our neighbors have been subjected to since […]
I’m getting to really, really like Elko. Anyone who reads the NevadaGram knows that I’ve really liked Elko for a long time, but now it’s really really. Downtown Elko. It’s city enough to have a Home Depot, an Office Max and a Starbucks, and small town enough to have a downtown where people shop in […]
I mentioned in an earlier NevadaGram (not getting the NevadaGram yet? Sign up here) that there will be an almost-impromptu birthday party for Edna Purviance in October at Winnemucca. What They’re saying About Us The Huffington Post finds crayon rockets launching on the Black Rock Desert. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy […]