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Eureka 4th of July

NevadaGram #217 – Eureka 4th of July, Yerington Museum, Fort Churchill

Nevada's biggest cities are near its edges, and as a consequence our city-dwellers don't have as much connection with small town Nevada as they might otherwise, and so they miss out on a big...

Eureka Correspondence – January 2017

New Murals adorn Main Street buildings A mining mural and a cowboy silhouette were recently added to two historic buildings on Main Street, Eureka, with the hopes of helping revitalize the downtown. Eureka Restoration Enterprise (ERE),...
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...
Ely Renaissance Village

NevadaGram #180 — Pioche to Great Basin National Park, Wine-Walking in Eureka

Nevada State of Mind (Part 2: Pioche to Great Basin National Park) by Richard Bangs Pioche was once the baddest town in the West, badder than Tombstone, Deadwood or Dodge City. In its heyday as a silver...

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...

Nevada Correspondence – October 2015

In this edition: Baker, Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, West Wendover, Railfanning in Ely   Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and changing colors makes...
Midway Machine

Nevada Correspondence – July 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Eureka, Hawthorne, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora Eureka Eureka is talking about open pit mining and vultures, and unlike the Comstock these are...
Midway Machine

Eureka – Correspondence – July 2015

Eureka Eureka is talking about open pit mining and vultures, and unlike the Comstock these are two different topics here. The mining news is bad: Midway Gold, proprietor of the Pan Project east of town, has declared...
Showers in Early Spring - Nevada

NevadaGram #153 – Getting There, Post Card from Shorty and “Queen of the Night”

Getting there. When you hear someone say that our long highway distances are boring, it's easy for a Nevada-lover to suppose they lack a crucial gene. As a service to our subscribers, we present...
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 #133 – September 2012 Goldfield Days, Postcard from Kingston, Calamity on the Comstock

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...
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...

NevadaGram #95 The Nadadada Motel, A Mystery at the Hotel Nevada, and Alice Ramsey...

What They're saying About Us The New York Times checks into Reno's NadaDada Motel. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. As the whole...
Alpaca Western Extravaganza

NevadaGram #91 – Poetry in Fallon, Art & A Capella in Eureka

What They're saying About Us The New York Times eats lamb testicles in Virginia City. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. We can't...
Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Reno Browne and Whip Wilson get together for a 1950s Hollywood event.

NevadaGram #89 A Little of Everything

In previous NevadaGrams (here and here) I pointed to some Nevadans who have made prominent acting careers, but how did I miss Reno Browne? What They're saying About Us The New York Times checks out...
DLC Gallery

NevadaGram #63 – Eureka, Elko, Las Vegas, Gold Point, Wadsworth

If they gave a Pulitzer Prize for grocery stores, Raine's Market in Eureka would have won it already. It is an amazing store. In its 19th century building — pressed tin ceiling, oiled wood floor...
Northern Nevada Railway

NevadaGram #61 – Northern Nevada Railway Centennial in Ely, Ten Essentials for your Nevada...

We had a great time at the Nevada Northern Railway's Centennial celebration. We stayed over the night before in Eureka, and managed to get into Ely in time to join in the pancake breakfast that...
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...

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 #46 – Carlin to Palisade, Mesquite discoveries, Ginny’s Desert Adventure

What They're saying About Us The New York Times drives Interstate 80. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. One of the pleasures of...

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...
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...
Jobs Peak over Carson Valley

NevadaGram #16 – Carson Valley, Nevada Art, and Eureka

Genoa has for years had a certain panache as Nevada's Carmel, but it's only recently that travelers could think about Minden or Gardnerville as a pleasant getaway destination. Very quietly the Carson Valley has become...
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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