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Mineral County Correspondence – February 2018

Views by Air, Visits by Landing Hawthorne holds bragging rights for a Visitors Center that offers a triple-star rating for A+ Hospitality. The Center houses a lounge area plus a few beds; offers internet and...

Mineral County Correspondence – January 2018

America’s Most Patriotic Town American Flags are constantly flying throughout the town of Hawthorne, set apart as being America’s Most Patriotic Town. In honoring many different wars and those that served within those wars, Veteran’s...

Mineral County Correspondence – December 2017

Hawthorne’s Antique Haven Along anyone’s travels, quirky little thrift stores can heighten the curiosity of every collector or junking browser who dares to drive down a small-town main street. Such is the case at 585...

Mineral County Correspondence – November 2017

Ace a par-fect year-round golf location o On the outskirts of Hawthorne, along Highway 95, the Hawthorne Army Depot is clearly marked by fencing, signage and the differentiated military structures, which include a guarded entry point....

Mineral County Correspondence – October 2017

History Meets Cemetery Exploration Some would say that cemeteries give them the creeps, while others would view them as a plethora of historic wonders. Walking slowly through any older cemetery, one may respectfully find oneself...

Mineral County Correspondence – September 2017

The Great Outdoors As summer is winding down and the high desert soil welcomes cool breezes, Mineral County remains a treasure trove of places to enjoy camping, while enjoying the sweeping views of Walker Lake...

Mineral County Correspondence – August 2017

The Mount Grant Challenge Hike A Good ideas and wishful thinking won’t make an event come true, but for Mineral County’s 9/11 Memorial Mount Grant Challenge there were just a handful of volunteers and workers that...

Mineral County Correspondence – June 2017

A Museum of History and Significance With a newly hired curator and director at the Mineral County Museum, located in Hawthorne, across from the notable Veteran’s Park, the vast number of displays and collections continue...

Mineral County Correspondence – April 2017

An Amazing Patriotic Experience There is no denying that the feeling of patriotism is alive and well in Mineral County. Hearts fill with pride upon seeing and hearing the U.S. military jets present their formal...

Mineral County Correspondence – March 2017

Mineral County: Photographers' Dream Along Highway 95, the open areas within Mineral County create a haven for amateur and professional photographers, offering something spectacular at all hours of the day. With the scenic views of...

Mineral County Correspondence – January 2017

Calling All Road Warriors If you fit the description of a true road warrior today, you may be living along the highways in the comfort of your roomy RV while traveling the countryside. If you...
Hawthorne Ordnance Museum

Hawthorne Correspondence – December 2016

Historic Hawthorne’s Guns and Roses With awe inspiring views of Mount Grant and Walker Lake, Hawthorne is nestled in as a historic landmark of military pride and sentimental gardening qualities, which yields a true “Guns...
Hawthorne Tornado

Hawthorne – Correspondence – July 2015

Hawthorne The Hawthorne Tornado: The first damage done by the tornado was out at the “Base,” Area 49, just east of town. A building there sustained not only roof sheeting damage, but the structure (roof trusses)...

NevadaGram #122 – Bookstorming in eastern Nevada

What They're saying About Us The folks from Vail go skiing in the Rubies. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete NevadaTraveler at our Nevada Bookstore. Our dog Shorty is a 35-lb terrier, yellow...

NevadaGram #121 – Mizpah Hotel Opens, Perfect Tourist Comes to Visit

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 #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 #41 – Hawthorne to Wellington, 3 FAQ, Skiing around Elko and New Year’s...

Before the big snows fell I took a pleasant trip which I'll recommend to anyone who enjoys rambling along the dirt roads of western Nevada. But first, why are some people "creeped out" by Hawthorne,...

NevadaGram #32 – 1400 miles through the sagebrush, part one

I'm still unpacking from a 9-day, 1400-mile trip through the sagebrush. Some highlights: In Hawthorne people were already buying red, white and blue petunias to plant in their gardens for the Armed Forces Day celebration,...

NevadaGram #30 – Ely’s Ghost Train, Art Flap in Elko and a Love Letter...

The Northern Nevada Railway in East Ely offers one of life's greatest rushes. For $550 you can rent a steam locomotive and "chug-chug poof-poof off we go!" You can actually throw the lever and move...
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Trip Report #25 – More Battle Mountain, Is Tonopah The Next Ghost?

No sooner did Battle Mountain bring off its hugely successful "Old Spice Festival in the Pit" than its citizens took a deep breath and began setting up for the 2003 World Human Powered Speed...
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...
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NevadaGram #14 – Wendover, Ely, Hawthorne, Boulder City

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler has rolled into Gold Hill in a big 18-wheeler from Dexter, Michigan. We've unloaded 4,000 copies and are now shipping the 1,000 copies that have already...
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