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Carson City Correspondence – April 2019

‘The Mustang’ movie filmed in Carson City hits theaters I opened the March issue of Rolling Stone magazine to find a 4-1/2-star review of ‘The Mustang,’ the movie shot at Nevada State Prison in 2017...

Carson City Correspondence – March 2019

I think we should start a new tradition of giving each other gifts on Nevada Day — something made in the state, or at least Nevada-related. I realize we have several months before Nevada Day...

Carson City Correspondence – February 2019

In most of Northern Nevada, the four seasons — Wind, Smoke, Avalanche, and Flood — come and go with the unpredictability of the weather. In Carson City, though, we can depend on the regularity...
Red's Old 395 Grill, Carson City

Legislators and Lobbyists Guide to Power Dining in Carson City

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,...
Hot Club of San Francsco plays Artown in Reno

Northern Nevada Arts & Artists

August is heat in Northern Nevada, and that brings out the festival season as well as quite a few art-oriented events. Let's take a look at a few of these events. Street Theater in Carson...

Carson City Correspondence – July 2018

To the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Downtown Carson City’s Adams 308   “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” is the line that runs through my head when I think about...
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Good Luck Macbeth in Reno Nevada

Northern Nevada Arts & Artists for May

by Dana Nollsch The frantic activity at left is Trish and Deon Reynolds, with the able and enthusiastic assistance of Mark Salinas, mounting a photo mural, and it is the prelude to big doings in...
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...

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...
Martin Hotel Winnemucca Nevada

NevadaGram #188 – Meet Me at the Martin, Nevada Calendar for March

In the summer of 2004 a man and his wife set out from Maine, heading west for their new life in Nevada, and on the way the wife suffered a cracked tooth. Despite her...
The Truckee Meadows Community College architectural design class presented designs that included exterior awnings and railings reminiscent of traditional stations

Carson City Correspondence – December 2016

College Class with Designs to Transform V&T Train Station V&T Railroad asks Truckee Meadows Community College for train depot remodel concepts The Virginia & Truckee Railroad has partnered with an architectural design class at Truckee...
The fried cheese cheeseburger. Does Sassafras serve the hippest food in town?

NevadaGram #174 – US 50 is Burger Road, Comstock Mining Update

The Best Burgers in the World are found along US 50 in Nevada. Anyone who has driven the "Loneliest Highway" and had a burger along the way will agree. No matter how long ago it...
Bellagio Conservatory

Nevada Correspondence – December 2015

In this edition: Baker, Carson Valley, Las Vegas(2), Lincoln County, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Weso              
Union Pacific locomotives near Weso

Railfanning Correspondence – December 2015

Railfanning in Weso   This month's railfan dispatch is all about watching trains in Weso, Nevada.  Wait, where?  If you try locating information about Weso on the the internet, you will be hard pressed to come up...
Nevada Copper Belt No. 21

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part I

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

Cruising Carson City, November 2015

Carson City is a real city now. No, really. There are lots of ways to measure this, but in my mind the true mark of a city is whether or not you can do all...
Warm Springs Hotel

The Great Escape from Carson City, September 17, 1871

  Volney Rollins checked his sidearm and buttoned his coat against a cold draft as he walked down the concrete hallway toward the dining area. His last duty was to secure the prisoners. It had...
Nevada State Capitol, Carson City

NevadaGram #172 – Carson City at Christmastime

Carson City is a real city now. No, really. There are lots of ways to measure this, but in my mind the true mark of a city is whether or not you can do all...
Edmonton Eskimos, 1910

NevadaGram #171 – Wheezer Dell

A while back I posted a NevadaGram about Wheezer Dell, the first Nevada-born child — Tuscarora, June 11, 1886 — to grow up to play major league baseball, first for St. Louis in 1912...

Finding Clemens Cove

One of the most memorable episodes in "Roughing It" recounts how young Sam Clemens hiked up to Lake Tahoe from Carson City. He tells how he and his companion staked a timber claim and...
Holbrook Junction by Neil Lockhart

NevadaGram #169 — Lovelock Cave, Comstock Mining Update, Nevada Correspondence and More

One of Nevada's greatest attractions to visitors goes mostly unmentioned, even by our most enthusiastic promoters: Time Travel. This is conveniently accessible and easy to do here, and one enjoyable way to do it is...
Last Chance Joe's Last Chance

Sparks Correspondence – August 2015

Sparks Last Chance Joe’s Last Chance is Now The Sparks Heritage Museum, dba Sparks Museum and Cultural Center, working with Sparks Councilwoman Julia Ratti, was recently able to save from destruction the iconic figure of Last...
Borges Carriage Rides, Genoa Nevada

NevadaGram #166 – Rural RoundUp, The One and Only McKeen Car,

This year's Rural RoundUp — the 25th Annual — was held in the Carson Valley. For the rural tourism marketers in attendance it was an enjoyable visit to one of the most beautiful places...
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...
Hoover Dam

NevadaGram #151 – Boulder City, a Post Card from Shorty

We are doing ourselves a big favor by visiting Boulder City in February. It is the perfect cure for a Comstock winter, if you're not going to Belize. When we are snowed in and battling...
USS Nevada

NevadaGram #147 – Nevada Day in Carson City

IT IS NEVADA DAY, the grandest 72-hour day of our year, and the great Nevada Day Parade in Carson City on Saturday is its most splendid expression, a gaudy 3-hour procession of floats, bands...
Sunrise over I-80 in Nevada

NevadaGram #146 – Andy & the Snake, A Postcard from Shorty

THE NEW Harrah's Hotel was one of four or five buildings that rose up out of Reno's grimy brick downtown like bright porcelain teeth in a mouthful of rotting stumps. I had begun talking...

NevadaGram #135 – November 2012 A Heavenly Day in Fallon, Must-see, Must-do for 2013

What They're saying About Us The New York Times visits downtown Las Vegas and finds Zappos. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is...

NevadaGram #126 – February 2012 Pat Nixon Centennial in Ely, “Love Ranch”, More from...

What They're saying About Us The Christian Science Monitor hails a cab in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy Hacking Vegas Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...

NevadaGram #125 – January 2012 Handing Out Awards, Wild Women in Elko

What They're saying About Us In the State of Nevada 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, jingle dancers are juxtaposed with state statistics. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada...

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 #121 – Mizpah Hotel Opens, Perfect Tourist Comes to Visit

What They're saying About Us The Guardian (UK) cuts a rug in Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #116 – Rural RoundUp in Mesquite, Surprise in Eureka

What They're saying About Us American Airlines introduces its passengers to Sheriff Stone of Gold Point. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is...

NevadaGram #114 – Finding Sam Clemens Cove at Lake Tahoe

What They're saying About Us The Wall Street Journal visits a proposed wild horse sanctuary in Elko County. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...
Enroute to Jiggs

NevadaGram #105 – Elko, Jiggs and an Excursion Down South

I'm getting to really, really like Elko. Anyone who reads the NevadaGram knows that I've really liked Elko for a long time, but now it's really really. It's city enough to have a Home...

NevadaGram #102 – A Side Trip to San Francisco

What They're saying About Us The New York Times visits the non-smoking casino in Fernley. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or...

NevadaGram #99 – The Death of Indian Johnny

What They're saying About Us Via Magazine Visits the National Finals Rodeo. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Now for some time travel....
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...
Black Rock Vision, Doobie Road

NevadaGram #90 – Fallon is Fun City, Sidetrip to Washington DC, a Glimpse of...

For a long time I've wanted to write an article titled "Fallon for Lovers" but I never had the gumption to go there with romance in mind. But even though the idea has slid...
Nevada Day Parade

NevadaGram #66 – Carson City, Goldfield and elsewhere

What They're saying About Us The Atlanta Journal-Constitution celebrates Chinese New Year in Las Vegas. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Last time...
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