Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Photoplay Magazine/Edna on th cover

Edna Purviance: Nevada’s Forgotten Movie Star

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Wholesome . . . Delectable . . . Enchanting Watch Her Movies Here by David Toll You might think that a state with so few celebrities to brag about would make a big deal about a movie...
Silver City Guard

Silver City Guard Ambushes BiCentennial Wagon Train

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by David Toll b&w photos by Gary Elam (except as noted) When it was announced that Nevada's Bicentennial Wagon Train would make its first stop at Silver City on its way to Valley Forge, local BiCentennial...

Hiking Among Carson Valley’s Spring Bloom

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by Amy DeMuth As winter days lengthen into spring, nothing ushers in the new season like an ample dose of sunshine, a big breath of fresh air and a ramble among the company of nature....
Helicopter delivering Bighorn sheep to Pyramid Lake Reservation

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reintroduces Bighorn Sheep on Tribal Lands

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by Kalen Goodluck/High Country News The day began early for the crew of scientists, state and tribal officials — long before the sun rose across the snow-covered sagebrush. “How many are you going to give...
Butch, Sundance and the Wild Bunch

Butch Cassidy and the Great Winnemucca Bank Robbery

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Winnemucca is a tranquil town on the Humboldt River, a trading post transformed by the railroad into a lively shipping center, a bumptious cow town and county seat. Its history resembles that of dozens...
Elko County Fair

2019 Elko County Fair

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We're on our way to the Elko County Fair but you'd never guess it from our route. Elko is on I-80, about 100 miles from the Utah line. Heading out from Gold Hill, about...
Quakies in Water Canyon

NevadaGram #220 – Fall Color in Nevada

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Ten of the Best Places for Autumn Colors in Nevada 1. Virginia City Six Mile Canyon extends from Virginia City's north end down past Sugarloaf Mountain to US 50 and presents a glowing portrait of autumn...
Austin Billboard

Nevada Bicycling Cranks Down as Chair Lifts Start Turning

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by Curtis Fong, the Guy from Tahoe The end of the bike event season is welcomed, after dedicating most of the late winter, spring and summer to event production duties and all the related stress...

Dirt Roads to Silver Peak

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by Gage T. Smith, "the Picon Guy" In past columns that I have written, I have never had much good to say about Silver Peak. Silver Peak is a tiny hamlet in Esmeralda County (best dirt...

NevadaGram #219 – IHPV Speed Challenge, NevadaGram Wins ‘Best Writing’ Award

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It's a little after 7 on a clear September morning and we are standing on a large open flat on the east side of Highway 305 about 20 minutes south of Battle Mountain and...

Mark Twain’s Collar Buttons

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by Dan De Quille The Golden Era, December 6, 1863 If I had known that Mark Twain's shirts were all without collars I would never have gone into partnership with him in rooms. I should have...

A Visit to Battle Mountain During HPV Speed Challenge

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We are in Battle Mountain for the World’s Fastest 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...

The Famous Garcia World’s Fair Gold Medal Saddle from Elko

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The book follows the journey of G.S. Garcia and J.M. Capriola, two legendary saddle makers in northeastern Nevada who made their living from the working cowboys and ranchers in the Great Basin. Entering into...
Red's Old 395 Grill, Carson City

Legislators and Lobbyists Guide to Power Dining in Carson City

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Urban safari: Observe Legislators and Lobbyists At Work from a nearby table in Carson City by Barry Smith As 63 legislators and hundreds of lobbyists arrive in Carson City for the 2019 session of the Nevada Legislature,...

NevadaGram #216 – The Nevada Hall of Fame

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The Nevada Hall of Fame When it first occurred to me that Nevada has no Hall of Fame I envisioned a big sign on the outside of a large empty building. Please use this form to...
Ichthyosaur dig in the Augusta Mountains of Nevada

Icky to Underwrite Ichthyosaur Digs

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The Ichthyosaur is Nevada's favorite fossil, and it has been given a new lease on life by a German professor of Paleontology and a beer brewer in Reno. Metaphorically, I mean, not that Old Stonybones...

Elko Correspondence – July 2019

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Art in the Park Elko County Art Club's annual Art in the Park craft and arts show is coming! July 13th and 14th, 2019! There's something for everyone, so bring the family. Live art demos,...

Las Vegas Correspondence – July 2019

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Summer is here and the farmers markets are open for business! Although Las Vegas has farmers markets in various areas of the city and county all year round, summertime is always best for those fruit...

Las Vegas Correspondence – June 2019

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The Mob Museum Las Vegas receives its share of national attention, and the latest comes from USA Today, which named The Mob Museum – The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement -- the...
Lori at the Martin Hotel, Winnemucca Nevada

All (Dirt) Roads Lead to Picon

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by Gage Smith See my recipe for a Perfect Picon below I am known to some as The Picon Guy. Now how can a guy like me be saddled with such a moniker? It all started...
1930 Chevrolet Speedster leading the way

The Great Race Redux 1908 – 2008

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Luke Rizzuto was one of the people who thrilled when a centennial re-creation of the Great New York to Paris automobile race was announced. He has a rare 1918 Chevrolet touring car with an...
Proposed Visitor Center, Nevada Souhern Railway

The Last Spike and the First Glimpse of the new Nevada Southern Railway

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On Friday morning April 27 Robin and I visited Boulder City and the Nevada State Railroad Museum, home of the Nevada Southern Railway. The little depot on Yucca Street was just coming to life when...
Wabuska Nevada

The Helping Spirit at Wabuska Nevada

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by Eddie Ann Miller "Wabuska" is the Washoe Indian word for "White Grass". The natives appropriately named this area for the chalky white alkali soil, which dusts everything, including grasses that grow near the hot...
Fitz is down for an 8 count in th 6th round

Corbett vs. Fitzsimmons, Carson City 1897

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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...
Squaw Tom Sanders

Horse Guts

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by Squaw Tom Sanders This story I want to tell you about happened in 1917. I worked at Mono Lake there. It was team days back then, and we was buildin' highways. We had rippers...
Daniel Van Zant's Thunder Mountain off Interstate 80

Thunder Mountain: A Monumental Undertaking

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Dan Van Zant is determined to preserve and protect a remarkable piece of Nevada history Story and photos by Richard Menzies A Daniel Van Zant is a middle-aged desk jockey, who, when he’s not developing marketing strategies for...

A Visit to Death Valley, Autumn 2013

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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...
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