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September Rides

by Curtis Fong, "the Guy from Tahoe" Just because the kids are back in school and it’s September, it doesn’t mean that summer is over, and if you’re thinking of storing your camping gear or...
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...

Fallon Correspondence – December 2017

A Visit to Oats Park Arts Center Oats Park Art Center, located in a town of fewer than 9,000 residents, rivals many big city arts and entertainment venues. Once a former grammar school designed by Reno...

Fallon Correspondence – November 2017

Sip and Savor at Churchill Vineyards Are you a wine wizard or a liquor lover?  If so, a visit to the Frey Family Ranch and Churchill Vineyards is a must. Churchill Vineyards is the only Nevada winery producing Nevada grown...
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...
World’s Fastest Human in Battle Mountain

NevadaGram #183 – World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain

We are in Battle Mountain for the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge, which is a contest to see whose bicycle can go fastest on five miles of straight, flat Highway 305 about 15 miles south...
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 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...
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 #134 – October 2012 Goldfield Days, Traveling Teenager

What They're saying About Us Indian Country Magazine visits Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada Bookstore . Goldfield Days was an adventure. We have rich memories of...
Will James collection housed at Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko

NevadaGram #127 – March 2012 Rural Round Up at Incline Village, Will James settles...

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

NevadaGram #123 – Must-see, Must-do for 2012

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 #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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Victoria B.C.

NevadaGram #23 – Canada, Goldfield Hotel for sale, Two Elys, Fallon’s famous Cantaloupe Fest

In last month's Travelgram I mentioned Canadians and tipping, which inspired a sharp rebuke from Winnemucca: "For your information not all of us Canadians are lousy tippers!" Naturally I was appalled at the idea I'd...
Ichthyosaur with three hors d?ouvres.

NevadaGram #11 – Fallon, Gabbs, Berlin-Ichthyosaur, Ione, The Toiyabes, Austin

Here's a weekend excursion into central Nevada that seemed to have a week's worth of pleasure in it. Our group was husband, wife and 3 children 8 - 12 and we headed east on...
Canteloupe Festival Fallon

NevadaGram #2 Cantaloupe Festival in Fallon and Lattin Farms

After we sent our inaugural newsletter last month we received many encouraging messages from Nevada-lovers, including this one:   Hi my name is Mark St.Germain, I am in the Navy and was stationed in Fallon for...
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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