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On the way to School, Baker Nevada

NevadaGram #212 – Boulder City 1935, Squaw Tom, Sourdough Slim, and the MaryJane Sisters...

See the Wind and Catch it Based on the true story that Ila Clements Davey (Godby) told me, as I imagined it. by Alan Goya There was a lot for a kid to do in Boulder City...
Great Basin Nationnal Park sky observatory

NevadaGram #185 – Great Basin Observatory, Nevada Correspondence, Sourdough Slim in Eureka

Sourdough Slim at the Eureka Opera House Story and video below  Among the many things they can brag about, the rangers at Great Basin National Park can point to the sky and say, "It gets really dark...

Baker Correspondence – February 2016

  Baker Interesting Things to Do and Places to See in February February may very well be the quietest month of the year to visit Baker. That can be a good thing, with little traffic, plenty of...

A Visit to Death Valley, Autumn 2013

Someone once described being in Paris as being an ant crawling across a magnificent work of art. Death Valley is like that too, except that you drive, and early in November Robin and I devoted...
Pondering some mysterious tracks

Baker Correspondence – January 2016

Baker Baker Happenings Sheepherders' Gathering, January 15-16 Join the fun in one of the most unusual parties in the state -- one to honor those in the sheep industry. Sheep herders, owners, and others associated with the...
Sourdough Slim

The Sheepherders’ Ball, Baker 2010

Robin and I went to Baker for an event unique even here in Nevada where one-of-a-kind is the general rule. It is the bittersweet Old Sheepherders' Party, the 7th annual tribute to the tough and...

NevadaGram #163 – 2015 Must-See Must-Do Awards, A Visit to Ely, Elko’s ‘Lost Ski...

And now the moment that everyone has been waiting for: the announcement of the annual Must-See Must-Do List for 2015. As always, this list reflects our personal preferences — lots of nominations on the website...
Squaw Tom Sanders

NevadaGram #139 – March 2013 Sourdough Slim and Squaw Tom Sanders

What They're saying About Us The New York Times goes winter kayaking on Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #109 – Inside Nevada’s Mutable Border: Randsburg California

What They're saying About Us The folks from Vail go skiing in the Rubies. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete NevadaTraveler at our Nevada Bookstore. On the map, Nevada is an oddly shaped chunk...
From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

NevadaGram #103 – From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

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...
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