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Austin Correspondence – May 2019

St. Augustine’s Spring Event Friday, April 12th, St. Augustine’s Cultural Center in Austin, Nevada, hosted the Battle Mountain High School Choir and Organist Aaron Pellegrini of Yerington in celebration of its Spring Event. Director of Music...

Austin Correspondence – September 2018

A New Chapter for St. Augustine’s Church in Austin, Nevada The oldest standing Catholic church building in Nevada has found herself in the middle of a new chapter in life. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church of Austin,...
World’s Fastest Human in Battle Mountain

NevadaGram #183 – World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain

We are in Battle Mountain for the World 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 south...
Central Nevada Museum

NevadaGram #182 – Visits to Eureka, Tonopah and Winnemucca, Richard Bangs Makes it to...

In Silver City, Saturday August 20th was a hot and happy summer's day as townspeople, former residents, grandparents, friends from out of town, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins by the dozens gathered at...
The Nevada Company’s cannonball safe with the door closed and its combination-lock’s dial in place.

Berlin and the Cannonball Safe

by Adam Michalski   Transporting valuables in modern times is relatively easy.  Armored vehicles, utilizing reinforced bodies and bullet-resistant windshields while traveling on paved roads, deliver cash between banks or jewels to jewelry stores.  In the...

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part II

By Stephen E. Drew, Chief Curator (retired) California State Railroad Museum   Nevada Motor Cars Part I Nevada Motor Cars Part III The self-propelled passenger car, or motor car, was the savior of early 20th-Century railroad branches and...
John Muir

Nevada’s Dead Towns

by John Muir (1875) Nevada is one of the very youngest and wildest of the States; nevertheless it is already strewn with ruins that seem as gray and silent and time-worn as if the civilization...

NevadaGram #122 – Bookstorming in eastern Nevada

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. Our dog Shorty is a 35-lb terrier, yellow...

NevadaGram #108 – Edna’s 115th in Winnemucca, Scandal in old Tonopah

Despite its affinity for famous people from Kit Carson to Frank Sinatra, Nevada has relatively few notable natives. Even Wayne Newton came from somewhere else. How many Nevada-born celebrities can you name? Emma Nevada was...
Squaw Tom (Tom Sanders)

NevadaGram #97 – Squaw Tom’s ‘Cat Queedup’ and uniquely delightful experiences in Carson City,...

What They're saying About Us The San Francisco Chronicle drives around Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Last year I introduced...
Gold Dust at Goldpoint

NevadaGram #59 – Three Nevada Ghost Towns and How They Survive

What They're saying About Us The LA Times Discovers Pyramid Lake. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Ghost Towns are among Nevada's most...
Dragon Boats, Hendersn Nevadaa

NevadaGram #55 – A Capella in Eureka, Muhammad Cartoons in Wendover, Dragon Boats in...

What They're saying About Us The Los Angeles Times finds Rhyolite. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. The Eureka Opera House is an...
A glimpse of the Forbidden City

NevadaGram #51 – Governor’s Conference, Baker, Eureka, Ely, Pahrump

What They're saying About Us The Los Angeles Times meets Frenchies in Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. The recent Governor's...

NevadaGram #50 – The Mary Jane Sisters, Hawthorne Loop Trip, Arc Dome Wilderness

In this long, lingering autumn of sunny skies and still air, lots of adventurous folks have been out exploring the state. The MaryJane Sisters went from Austin to Ely, with side trips to Cave...

NevadaGram #41 – Hawthorne to Wellington, 3 FAQ, Skiing around Elko and New Year’s...

Before the big snows fell I took a pleasant trip which I'll recommend to anyone who enjoys rambling along the dirt roads of western Nevada. But first, why are some people "creeped out" by Hawthorne,...

NevadaGram #33 – 1400 miles through the sagebrush, Part Two

It's been a while since I returned home from a 9-day, 1400-mile trip through the sagebrush but I'm still enjoying it. Here are some highlights from the second half of the trip, from Pioche...

NevadaGram #29 – Austin’s Fabulous New Year’s Eve, Legends Meet at Lake Tahoe, the...

Victorian New Year's Eve in Austin was a great success. Jan Morrison of The Main Street Shops reports: "My little shop was packed! "From an RSVP list of 84, 81 people made it to...
Mom, Connor and Davis visited the preserved town of Berlin at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.

NevadaGram #26 Female Bank Robbers, Winnemucca Wants Your Vote and The Family E Discovers...

There is a gang of female bank robbers headquartered in Austin and making raids as far away as Goldfield. They don't actually rob banks, but they play the part to the hilt, in full...
1948 Tucker

Trip Report #25 – More Battle Mountain, Is Tonopah The Next Ghost?

No sooner did Battle Mountain bring off its hugely successful "Old Spice Festival in the Pit" than its citizens took a deep breath and began setting up for the 2003 World Human Powered Speed...
Ichthyosaur with three hors d?ouvres.

NevadaGram #11 – Fallon, Gabbs, Berlin-Ichthyosaur, Ione, The Toiyabes, Austin

Here's a weekend excursion into central Nevada that seemed to have a week's worth of pleasure in it. Our group was husband, wife and 3 children 8 - 12 and we headed east on...
Stonehouse ,Paradise Valley

NevadaGram #1 Our Maiden Voyage into the Desert.

Recently Robin and I made a four day (too brief) cruise through the sagebrush sea. Here are some highlights — We sped past Lovelock, made Winnemucca and the Model T on Sunday evening and finished...
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