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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...
Photoplay Magazine/Edna on th cover

Edna Purviance: Nevada’s Forgotten Movie Star

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Wholesome . . . Delectable . . . Enchanting Watch Her Movies Here by David Toll You might think that a state with so few celebrities to brag about would make a big deal about a movie...
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...

NevadaGram #219 – IHPV Speed Challenge, NevadaGram Wins ‘Best Writing’ Award

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It's a little after 7 on a clear September morning and we are standing on a large open flat on the east side of Highway 305 about 20 minutes south of Battle Mountain and...
Martin Hotel Winnemucca Nevada

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

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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...
Holbrook Junction by Neil Lockhart

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

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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...

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

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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...
From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

NevadaGram #103 – From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

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I mentioned in an earlier NevadaGram (not getting the NevadaGram yet? Sign up here) that there will be an almost-impromptu birthday party for Edna Purviance in October at Winnemucca. What They're saying About Us The...
Fernley Railroad Depot

NevadaGram #62 – October 2006 Fernley, Gold Point, Carson Valley and Lovelock

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What They're saying About Us The Boston Globe Visits Laughlin. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. A few days ago I found myself...

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

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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...

NevadaGram #34 – All about Nevada

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If you have visited our home page lately, you may have clicked the link to Edna Purviance, Nevada's Forgotten Movie Star. For a long time I thought Pansilee Larson and I were the only...
Marzen House - Outside

NevadaGram #7 – Lovelock, Reno Jazz and the L.A. Times Plays Golf in Mesquite

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Lovelock is a pleasant little town in a tough spot: it's just 90 miles east of Reno. So even though Interstate 80 carries travelers in endless thousands past the Lovelock offramps, few drivers venture...
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