Box kite, water tank and Haboob, Boulder City Nevada 1935

See the Wind and Catch it

Based on the true story that Ila Clements Davey (Godby) told me and I imagined it by Alan Goya There was a lot for a kid to do in Boulder City in the spring of 1935,...
Gold medal saddle on a papier-mache horse

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

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...
9 rue Tilsitt. Paris

Two Nevada Women in Paris’ ‘Belle Epoque’

"La Belle Epoque" in Paris Is defined as the period of social , economic, technological and political progress that took place from 1879-1914, and it's clear that our two Nevada girls contributed to it...
Miles End B&B, Kingston Nevada

A Visit to Kingston

The best way to get to Kingston is by way of US 50 to Austin, then west down into the Reese River Valley a couple of miles and then south on the road marked...
Last Cance Joe at Victorian Square, Sparks Nevada

The Evolution of Last Chance Joe

by Dick Dreiling The original image of Last Chance Joe was designed in 1952 by Roscoe E. "Duke" Reading of Boise Idaho for Dick Graves. NOW Available at Your Local DMV Office! The Last Chance Joe Charity License...
Fitz is down for an 8 count in th 6th round

Corbett vs. Fitzsimmons, Carson City 1897

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...
Ormsby House, Carson City Nevada, 1863

Mark Twain’s First Letter

by Jim Reed In signing his famous “letter from Carson City” on January 31, 1863, the man directing the pen morphed from Samuel Langhorne Clemens to Mark Twain with just a few wriggles of his...

Sparks: A Town of Two Times

by Wendell Huffman   Sparks was created in the early 20th century as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s modernization of the Central Pacific line across Nevada. The old division point at Wadsworth, where trains were...

DAYTON is in Virginia City

by Dennis Cassinelli For many years, my family and I have lived in Dayton, Nevada, “Gateway to the Comstock.” This is where Nevada gold was first discovered in 1849 that ten years later, led to...
NSRy Visitor Center

Railroading in Nevada

Narrow, Crooked and Ornery! by Dick Dreiling What we currently refer to as the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway (NCO) was, in fact, a very confused, many-named, underfunded and contrary undertaking. On current maps, it is shown the railroad...
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