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NevadaGram #210 – 2019 Must-See Must-Do and a Whole Lot More

 As always, this is Not a Best List but a list of some of the people, places and things we encountered in the past year that we feel deserve a shout-out. Enter your own nominations...

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2018

Heritage: The word “heritage” as a noun, is defined as “something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition.”  As an adjective it is defined as “noting or relating to a product, place,...

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2018

Carson Valley legend “Snowshoe” Thompson Looking up at Jobs Peak, in all of its snow-capped glory, from the floor of Carson Valley, I’m thinking that I cannot be the only one who is happy to...

NevadaGram #196 – Following Mark Twain around Paris

On the 4th of July 1867, Sam Clemens was 32 years old and had acquired the beginnings of a reputation and a career by becoming Mark Twain. He had embarked on a 5-month tour...
Ormsby House, Carson City Nevada, 1863

Mark Twain’s First Letter

by Jim Reed In signing his famous “letter from Carson City” on January 31, 1863, the man directing the pen morphed from Samuel Langhorne Clemens to Mark Twain with just a few wriggles of his...
Chair lift at Heavenly Lake Tahoe

NevadaGram #175 – Winter at South Shore

Lake Tahoe is well-known as a vacation/recreation destination, and so we made a visit between January snowstorms to see what the Lake has to offer in winter. “We were like a couple of kids,”...
Dan De Quille

Mark Twain’s Collar Buttons

by Dan De Quille The Golden Era, December 6, 1863 If I had known that Mark Twain's shirts were all without collars I would never have gone into partnership with him in rooms. I should have...

Finding Clemens Cove

One of the most memorable episodes in "Roughing It" recounts how young Sam Clemens hiked up to Lake Tahoe from Carson City. He tells how he and his companion staked a timber claim and...
Holbrook Junction by Neil Lockhart

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

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 #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...
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