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Carson Valley Correspondence – July 2019

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Tuesday Evenings in Minden can typically be pretty quiet during the year; however, as summer rolls into action Tuesdays come alive in Downtown Minden with our local farmers market, plenty of foodie options and...

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2018

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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 – March 2018

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On the morning of February 2nd last month, “Punxsutawney Phil,” the legendary weather predicting groundhog saw his shadow.  This, according to folklore, means we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  However, here in Carson...

Carson Valley Correspondence – January 2018

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January has arrived at last. And with it come the gift returns, New Year’s resolutions, resuming our day-to-day routines, and the “after Holiday blues”.  Admit it; you miss all of the activities that surround...

Carson Valley Correspondence – December 2017

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Carson Valley is “legendary” as the place where Nevada began in 1851.  The Historic Pony Express Trail borders the town of Genoa.  Minden is the town that the Dangberg’s built. Wagon roads helped to...

DAYTON is in Virginia City

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by Dennis Cassinelli For many years, my family and I have lived in Dayton, Nevada, “Gateway to the Comstock.” This is where Nevada gold was first discovered in 1849 that ten years later, led to...
Upper Sweetwater Canyon

Carson Valley Correspondence – June 2016

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Carson Valley Hike of the Month In under an hour's drive from Carson Valley lies a most majestic, surprising and unpopulated mountain range: the Sweetwaters. This month we chose to hike up Sweetwater Canyon, just south...
Jobes Peak Trail hiking

Carson Valley Correspondence – April 2016

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Winter returned to us in March, after an incredibly warm and dry February. But alas, spring is inevitable, and all critters, humans included, emerge  from their caves in April looking for adventure! Biking on Foothill Road & Carson...

Carson Valley Correspondence – February 2016

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Carson Valley Dangberg Ranch If you have any interest in the history of the Carson Valley or western agriculture, the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is a must-see. H.F. Dangberg came here from Germany in 1856, and he...
River Fork Ranch trail

Carson Valley – Correspondence – December 2015

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Carson Valley We think the Carson Valley this time of year is the best place on Earth. The grasses with their warm yellow glow, the pristine blue skies, the panorama of snow-capped mountains, the crisp...
Nevada Copper Belt No. 21

Railroad Motor Cars of Nevada – Part I

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By Stephen E. Drew, Chief Curator (retired) California State Railroad Museum   Nevada Motor Cars Part II Nevada Motor Cars Part III The self-propelled passenger car, or motor car, was the savior of early 20th-Century railroad branches and...
The Genoa Trail System

NevadaGram #156 – A Visit to Genoa, Post Card from Shorty,

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If you've ever visited the Carson Valley in your lifetime, you can probably still see it clearly in your memory. The broad green valley, speckled with grazing cattle, made lush by rivulets from mighty granite...

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

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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 #122 – Bookstorming in eastern Nevada

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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...
Fernley Railroad Depot

NevadaGram #62 – October 2006 Fernley, Gold Point, Carson Valley and Lovelock

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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. A few days ago I found myself...
Jobs Peak over Carson Valley

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

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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...
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