Edna Purviance

NevadaGram #227 – Nevada’s Forgotten Movie Star, Farewell for a While

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Wholesome . . . Delectable . . . Enchanting by David W. Toll You might think that a state with so few celebrities to brag about would make a big deal about a movie star who...

NevadaGram #226 – Wagon Train Ambush

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Tuesday July 1 1976 was a grand and glorious day in the history of the Comstock Lode, the day the whole town of Silver City came out to play. As the Gold Hill NEWS reported...
Before dawn south of Beatty on US 95

NevadaGram #225 – Cowboy Joe, Carson Valley, Valley of Fire, Burning Man

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 by David Toll If I hadn't slowed to look down the road west, I probably wouldn't have noticed the eight-year-old Chevy parked on the shoulder about 100 yards from the intersection. The hood of the...
Harry Motson Gorham

NevadaGram #224 – The Mind Reader

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by Harry M.Gorham Due to the frenzy of speculation occasioned by the ore discovery in the Sierra Nevada, every stock quoted in the San Francisco exchange was quoted at ridiculous prices, and those who could...
Butch, Sundance and the Wild Bunch

NevadaGram #223 – Butch Cassidy & 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...
Helicopter delivering Bighorn sheep to Pyramid Lake Reservation

NevadaGram #222 – Bighorn Sheep Reintroduced at Pyramid Lake

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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 us?”...
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