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Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night...

Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious...
China Camp, near Tecopa

Tecopa Getaway

This Carson City resident was intent on getting away from the grind and finding a hot spring to soak in. She found it in Tecopa. Introducing the first in a series on Finding It...
China Camp, near Tecopa

NevadaGram #198 – Must See-Must Do, Hot Spring Getaway

It is traditional for us to unlimber our Nevada 'Must-See Must Do' list in this first edition of the New Year. In the past Robin and I (and once, Shorty — he loved the...
Fly Geyser, Gerlach Nevada

NevadaGram #184 – Gerlach, City of Dreams

South Tahoe Food & Wine Festival See story and photos below We drove to Gerlach north from Silver Springs, through Fernley, Wadsworth and Nixon — towns most visitors never notice, if they see them at all...
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...
S-Line Reservoir in Fallon, Nevada

NevadaGram #148 – A Dream Speech and a Call from Joe

AS I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Las Vegas this week, I found myself reflecting on the Great State of Nevada and its future, imagining a speech from that...

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...
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 #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...
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...
Laughlin on The Colorado River

NevadaGram #74 – Laughlin, Tonopah

What They're saying About Us The New York Times takes a cruise on the Desert Princess. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Like...

NevadaGram #34 – All about Nevada

If you have visited our home page lately, you may have clicked the link to Edna Purviance, Nevada's Forgotten Movie Star. For a long time I thought Pansilee Larson and I were the only...

NevadaGram #31 – Jazz, Railroads, Dude Ranches, the Mary Jane Sisters in Eureka and...

No sooner do the first wildflowers of spring begin to paint the mountainsides than Jazz music fills the air around Nevada. A consortium of Las Vegas investors has bought Tonopah's historic Mizpah Hotel and announced...
1948 Tucker

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...
This 1926 Model T is one of the antique cars displayed at the old Goldfield fire house.

NevadaGram #24 – Too Much Fun at the Armpit Festival, Historic Hotel Auctioned, and...

The First Annual Festival in the Pit was a huge success, and Battle Mountain is still experiencing the bliss. This flamboyant and flourishing offspring of the Ultimate Insult and the Old Spice deodorant company, drew...
Mickey Jones comes to Winnemucca after filming the movie ?The Fighting Temptations? (also with Cuba Gooding Jr.), due out in August

Trip Report #20 April 2003 Mizpah Hotel, Wooly Worms and Memorial Day around Nevada

The sternwheeler Tahoe Queen presents, “Mark Twain’s Tales of Tahoe,” a daily two hour and 15 minute Emerald Bay cruise departing at 2:30 pm daily and starring McAvoy Layne as the Ghost of Twain. Our...
A Fisherman wades at Pyramid Lake

Trip Report #19 – Pyramid Lake, Beatty, Historic Hotel for sale

Fishing is hot at Pyramid Lake right now. Go to the south end of the nets (near Sutcliffe), or the area around the Block House at the south end of the lake, or...
Silver Queen, Tonopah

NevadaGram #4 – Tonopah bouncing back, Las Vegas is still slow

Among the e-mails we've received recently was this one from Saskatchewan. Thanks, Carolyn. Is Battle Mountain Truly the Armpit of America? Here's the article with the bad news from the Sacramento News & Review. THE TOP...
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