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NevadaGram #181 – Comstock Mining Update

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We failed. For more than five years residents of the Comstock tried to keep an upstart mining company from digging an enormous pit mine in the the Virginia City National Historic Landmark just above Devil's...
Lake Tahoe, early spring

NevadaGram #167 – Adrift at Lake Tahoe, Comstock Mining Update

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Imagine that you've made arrangements for an exciting weekend with a friend who shares your enthusiasms and at the last minute it all fell through, leaving you alone and adrift at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe!...

NevadaGram #164 – Eagles & Ag in Carson Valley, Comstock Mining Update, a Post...

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The last time I was an agri-tourist was 42 years ago, when I was led inside, outside, through and around a pig farm in Aarhus Denmark, but my memories of it are still vivid...

NevadaGram #163 – 2015 Must-See Must-Do Awards, A Visit to Ely, Elko’s ‘Lost Ski...

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And now the moment that everyone has been waiting for: the announcement of the annual Must-See Must-Do List for 2015. As always, this list reflects our personal preferences — lots of nominations on the website...
Belmont Mill, White Pine District

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

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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...
Frontier RV Park, Winnemucca Nevada

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

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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,...

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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...

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

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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...
Sunrise over I-80 in Nevada

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

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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...
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