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Box kite, water tank and Haboob, Boulder City Nevada 1935

See the Wind and Catch it

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Based on the true story that Ila Clements Davey (Godby) told me and I imagined it by Alan Goya There was a lot for a kid to do in Boulder City in the spring of 1935,...

Boulder City Correspondence – July 2017

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Snow White Sang at the Boulder Theatre Somewhat neglected in the story of Boulder City is the fact that Boulder Dam was built not just to generate electrical power but to inspire a nation. The architect...
Great Egret at Lake Mead

Boulder City Correspondence – December 2016

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The Birds of Lake Mead Chirp, caw, quack, squawk, squeak, coo are parts of the cacophony of sounds performed in winter at the edge of the inland sea along the constantly receding shoreline in what...
The Dam Railroad, or how the railroad that built Hoover Dam became a railroad museum

The Dam Railroad, or how the railroad that built Hoover Dam became a railroad...

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by Peter Barton  In late December 1928 the United States Congress authorized construction of the Boulder Dam Project, the largest single civil engineering project conceived up to that date.   To build the dam, they first built...

Boulder City Correspondence – May 2016

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Boulder City Discovering Boulder City Travelers tend to run into Boulder City, coming and going from somewhere else.  Going to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Coming from Phoenix to Las Vegas, or vice versa. But there...
Milo's sidewalk cafe, Boulder City Nevada

A Visit to Boulder City, February 2014

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We are doing ourselves a big favor by visiting Boulder City in February. It is the perfect cure for a Comstock winter, if you’re not going to Belize. When we are snowed in and battling...
Hoover Dam

NevadaGram #151 – Boulder City, a Post Card from Shorty

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We are doing ourselves a big favor by visiting Boulder City in February. It is the perfect cure for a Comstock winter, if you're not going to Belize. When we are snowed in and battling...
Piper's Opera House

NevadaGram #69 – The World Comes to Virginia City

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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. On Friday May 18, the world of...
Ely Mural

NevadaGram #8 – April Armpit, McGill Drugstore and biking across Nevada

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Early in April I aimed Buttercup east on Interstate 80 bound for Battle Mountain. I wanted to live life in the Armpit. Turns out it's not bad. Yes, Battle Mountain is a visual disappointment, a...
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