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NevadaGram #214 – Spring Sprang in Nevada

Northern Nevada is shrugging itself awake as the heavy winter snows melt away. Here in Gold Hill the change of season made the usual overnight transition from furious blizzard to peachy sunrise with soft...

Lincoln County Correspondence – August 2018

o o Fast Guns in Pioche Do you recall ever seeing Ben Cartwright, Hoss, or Little Joe get into a middle-of-the-street gunfight with anybody on the famous Bonanza TV program? Maybe Lil’ Joe or Adam, but never...

Lincoln County Correspondence – March 2018

Pioche Fire House added to National Register of Historic Places Add another building to the National Register of Historic Places in the town of Pioche. The National Park Service announced new listings in February, including the...

Lincoln County Correspondence – February 2018

Famed Million Dollar Courthouse jail maybe not so secure When you come to visit in Lincoln County sometime, plan to make a stop in Pioche at the Million Dollar Courthouse. It’s not used anymore, not since...

Lincoln County Correspondence – October 2017

Park to Park Pedal Time to get after it again. The 2017 annual Park to Park Pedal, sponsored by the Nevada State Parks, is now taking registrations for this year’s event. Registration can be done online...

Lincoln County Correspondence – July 2017

Pioche, seat of Lincoln County In stark contrast to its very colorful 19th-century past, 21st-century Pioche, Nevada attracts visitors and new residents with its friendly, picturesque, quiet  hometown appeal. The town, on U.S. Highway 93, is...

Lincoln County Correspondence – April 2017

New Hiko Junction billboard When are you coming to Lincoln County again? Soon, we hope. And as you come to the Hiko Junction, where U.S. 93 and SR 375 intersect, there is a new, more...

Lincoln County Correspondence – February 2017

Free Roaming Burros and a Remarkable Mule in 1930s Pioche Pioche, Nevada, in the days of the Great Depression and even before, had a group of burros that roamed free after some of the mines...
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...
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Richard Bangs #2 – Pioche to Great Basin National Park

Nevada State of Mind (Part 2: Pioche to Great Basin National Park) by Richard Bangs Pioche was once the baddest town in the West, badder than Tombstone, Deadwood or Dodge City. In its heyday as a silver mining...
Ely Renaissance Village

NevadaGram #180 — Pioche to Great Basin National Park, Wine-Walking in Eureka

Nevada State of Mind (Part 2: Pioche to Great Basin National Park) by Richard Bangs Pioche was once the baddest town in the West, badder than Tombstone, Deadwood or Dodge City. In its heyday as a silver...

Nevada Correspondence – October 2015

In this edition: Baker, Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, West Wendover, Railfanning in Ely   Baker October is one of the most beautiful months to visit Great Basin National Park. The cool, crisp air and changing colors makes...

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 #109 – Inside Nevada’s Mutable Border: Randsburg California

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. On the map, Nevada is an oddly shaped chunk...

NevadaGram #47 – Caliente, Panaca, Pioche, Planet X

Among the many things I don't understand is why so few people from Las Vegas are visiting the rest of Nevada. Of course there has been a mainline connection between Las Vegas and Los Angeles...

NevadaGram #33 – 1400 miles through the sagebrush, Part Two

It's been a while since I returned home from a 9-day, 1400-mile trip through the sagebrush but I'm still enjoying it. Here are some highlights from the second half of the trip, from Pioche...

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,...
Mom, Connor and Davis visited the preserved town of Berlin at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.

NevadaGram #26 Female Bank Robbers, Winnemucca Wants Your Vote and The Family E Discovers...

There is a gang of female bank robbers headquartered in Austin and making raids as far away as Goldfield. They don't actually rob banks, but they play the part to the hilt, in full...
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