2014 Christmas card by Deb Sutherland

NevadaGram #162

Our beautiful Christmas Card Our thanks to Deb Sutherland for allowing us to share her image of the Northern Nevada Railway depot in East Ely. It caught my eye when I first saw it on...
Civil Warriors on Parade, Nevada Day 2014 Virginia City

NevadaGram #161 Sesquicentennial Nevada Day

Nevada Day was very big this year, being the Sesquicentennial edition and all. The year-long effort to celebrate the milestone with events and activities around the state — more than 500 of them...
Belmont Mill, White Pine District

NevadaGram #160 — Hamilton, the Belmont Mill and Wheezer Dell

In Nevada, even in our Age of Tesla, it is still possible to venture as deep into history and prehistory as you care to go. Here's a day trip from Ely or Eureka that...
Tile Tortoise, Main Street Park, Fernley Nevada

NevadaGram #159 – I-80 postcard from Shorty

Robin, Shorty and I recently made a pleasant trip across northern Nevada to update Shorty's book, and here is some of what we discovered along the way. Two Burning Man art pieces and one locally...
Frontier RV Park, Winnemucca Nevada

NevadaGram #158 – A Visit to Winnemucca, Comstock Mining Update

When we planned last week's visit to Winnemucca we determined to try nothing but new restaurants and lodgings. No Griddle for breakfast. No Martin Hotel for lunch. No Ormachea's for dinner. No Tortilla Factory...
Red Dog at Night - Virginia City Nevada

NevadaGram #157 – Landsailing Championships on Smith Creek Playa, Plus Bulletins from Austin, Wells,...

The World Championship Land Sailing Competition was held last month at Smith Creek Playa west of Austin alongside old US 50 (now Nevada 722). It had been held in recent years at Ivanpah in...
The Genoa Trail System

NevadaGram #156 – A Visit to Genoa, Post Card from Shorty,

If you've ever visited the Carson Valley in your lifetime, you can probably still see it clearly in your memory. The broad green valley, speckled with grazing cattle, made lush by rivulets from mighty granite...
Bucket of Blood on C Street, Downtown Virginia City Nevada

NevadaGram #155 – Virginia City, an SOS from Lake Tahoe and More

Was it a mistake for me to be your guide to Virginia City? I know too much. It's helpful to be able to point out that B Street was once Virginia City's Champs-Elysees. It's just a...

NevadaGram #154 – Rural Round Up in Ely, Comstock Mining Update, Burning Man Art...

By mid-afternoon on the last day in April, a bus coming from Reno, another one from Las Vegas and a slew of passenger cars coming from every which way had all accomplished the voyage...
Showers in Early Spring - Nevada

NevadaGram #153 – Getting There, Post Card from Shorty and “Queen of the Night”

Getting there. When you hear someone say that our long highway distances are boring, it's easy for a Nevada-lover to suppose they lack a crucial gene. As a service to our subscribers, we present...
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