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Pahrump Correspondence – April 2019

Pahrump: Gateway to Adventure Few towns live up to their nicknames in America. A few examples: Los Angeles, “City of the Angels.” See any angels lately in LA? New Orleans, “The Big Easy.” When was...

Pahrump Correspondence – February 2018

Snowbirds are not an endangered species in this desert town The Pahrump Valley surely has a lot to offer as a tourist destination. There are a lot of things to do for a small town....
Death Valley Railroad motor car No 5 02

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part III

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

Ely Correspondence – March 2016

Ely Great Basin College Geology Field Trips For the adventurous person interested in the Great Basin, two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Spring Semester. The Death Valley field trip...

NevadaGram #132 – August 2012 Pit Mining the Comstock and A Visit with...

What They're saying About Us The New York Times goes crayfishing at Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #128 – April 2012 Tonopah, Death Valley Junction

What They're saying About Us USA Today includes Virginia City's Americana Music Festival among the 10 best. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...

NevadaGram #98 – Death Valley and Tonopah

What They're saying About Us The New York Daily News gnaws on some ribs. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Someone once described...
Paradise De Janiero

NevadaGram #94 June 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Pine Grove

I'm a long way from Tuscarora, about 200 feet in the air and 5,000 miles from the nearest sagebrush. What They're saying About Us The New York Times drives the Extraterrestrial Highway. Sign Up for our...

NevadaGram #87 – Mark Twain in Hawthorne, Tonopah, Eureka

Luke Rizzuto was one of the people who thrilled when a centennial re-creation of the Great New York to Paris automobile race was announced. He has a rare 1918 Chevrolet touring car with an...

NevadaGram #45 – Wendover, Wells, Elko and a New State Park for Tonopah?

What They're saying About Us The Seattle Times attends the opening of Las Vegas' new $2.7 billion casino hotel. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts...
Furnace Creek Resort

Trip Report #22 – Lake Tahoe, Death Valley, The MaryJane Sisters, Ash Meadows, Battle...

How Canadians got their reputation as lousy tippers I don't know, but McAvoy Layne who portrays Mark Twain during the Tahoe Queen's afternoon cruise to Emerald Bay, tells me that the other day a...
Peace and quiet reigns in Denio.

Trip Report #21 – Denio, Carson Valley and Carson City, Death Valley, Sparks, Las...

I made a little trip out I-80 and took the opportunity to visit Denio, the little remnant of a town on the Oregon border via US 95 and Nevada Routes 140 and 292. It's...
21st Century Wagon Train, Tonopah-bound

NevadaGram #12 – August All Around Nevada, Love Note to Beatty and Cowboy Salt

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler is now at the printer. Getting it there took all our August traveling time, so this Trip Report is a melange of items from around the...
Beatty Club and Alpheus Bruton III

NevadaGram #3 – Pahrump, Beatty, Battle Mountain Bikes Fallon Dining, Burning Man

Among the e-mails we received in October was this one from Ray Ellinwood of Findlay, Ohio. Thanks, Ray. Pahrump's pioneer era is over. Pahrump is having another growth spurt. Much of this rambunctious little city is...
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