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NevadaGram #226 – Wagon Train Ambush

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Tuesday July 1 1976 was a grand and glorious day in the history of the Comstock Lode, the day the whole town of Silver City came out to play. As the Gold Hill NEWS reported...
Silver City Guard

Silver City Guard Ambushes BiCentennial Wagon Train

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by David Toll b&w photos by Gary Elam (except as noted) When it was announced that Nevada's Bicentennial Wagon Train would make its first stop at Silver City on its way to Valley Forge, local BiCentennial...
Corrado De Gasperis

Will the Real Corrado De Gasperis Please Stand Up?

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In September 2017 the Carson City TEDx committee chose Corrado De Gasperis as a speaker for an event at the Brewery Arts Center. When residents of Silver City expressed dismay and explained that their...
CMI Chart 2-4-2019

Comstock Mining Update — February 4, 2019

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Comstock Mining Inc stock took a jump! After falling to 13¢ as recently as January 24th, the share price burst up to 19¢ before resuming its decline; at launch time it was at 17¢....
Silver City residents and friends

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

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 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...
Paleontologists digging for ichthyosaurs in the Augusta Mountains, Pershing County Nevada

NevadaGram #190 – Ichthyosaur Digs, Rural RoundUp in Elko, Nevada Calendar

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Rural RoundUp 2017 This year's Cow Counties Tourism Pro-Am convened in Elko. Story below. More than 500 fans of a Reno-brewed IPA, and of its namesake — a giant prehistoric ocean-dwelling reptile — attended a fundraiser at...
Central Nevada Museum

NevadaGram #182 – Visits to Eureka, Tonopah and Winnemucca, Richard Bangs Makes it to...

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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...
The Virginia City Hillclimb

Virginia City Correspondence – September 2016

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The Virginia City Hillclimb As August drew to a close, the Ferrari Club's Virginia City Hillclimb brought some spectacular automobiles to the Comstock for the annual ritual to see how quickly the cars could make...

Silver City Correspondence – June 2016

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Silver City Silver City Welcomes Visitors to Its Free Summer Events When you're exploring the Comstock and northwestern Nevada this summer, Silver City has lots to offer, and at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the town...

Silver City Correspondence – April 2016

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Silver City Silver City, Nevada: 50 Years of Arts and Cultural Resources Production Although the residents of Silver City, Nevada enjoy their privacy most of the year, they are also welcoming hosts to a number of...
Chair lift at Heavenly Lake Tahoe

NevadaGram #175 – Winter at South Shore

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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,”...
Winter scene in Silver

Silver City Correspondence – January 2016

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Silver City Visit Silver City's 1860 Post Office The Comstock community of Silver City, Nevada is sometimes mislabeled a "ghost town," but it is far from it. Located just a three miles from Virginia City, the...
Lake Tahoe, early spring

NevadaGram #167 – Adrift at Lake Tahoe, Comstock Mining Update

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Imagine that you've made arrangements for an exciting weekend with a friend who shares your enthusiasms and at the last minute it all fell through, leaving you alone and adrift at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe!...
Borges Carriage Rides, Genoa Nevada

NevadaGram #166 – Rural RoundUp, The One and Only McKeen Car, The Diana Mine

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This year's Rural RoundUp — the 25th Annual — was held in the Carson Valley. For the rural tourism marketers in attendance it was an enjoyable visit to one of the most beautiful places...

Hal Bales, General Sales Manager – Cherry 8-3718

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The first thing I looked at was the phone number. Pat and Betty took ownership of the Golden Gate Bar in the early 1950’s when the country was still calling with the numbering system...
Lyon County Planning Recommends Denial

NevadaGram #149 – Comstock Mining Update, “Jesus’ Birthday”

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The struggle over pit mining in the Virginia City National Historic Landmark has shifted south through Devil's Gate from Storey to Lyon County. At last month's scheduled hearing before the Lyon County Planning...
S-Line Reservoir in Fallon, Nevada

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

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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 #132 – August 2012 Pit Mining the Comstock and A Visit with...

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What They're saying About Us The New York Times goes crayfishing at Lake Tahoe. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America is available at...

NevadaGram #126 – February 2012 Pat Nixon Centennial in Ely, “Love Ranch”, More from...

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What They're saying About Us The Christian Science Monitor hails a cab in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy Hacking Vegas Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...

NevadaGram #115 – Mining Threatens Virginia City National Historic Landmark, Fitzsimmons Defeats Corbett...

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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 at...

NevadaGram #113 – Governor’s Conference

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What They're saying About Us Association News Magazine. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada Bookstore. I attended the Governor's Conference on Tourism in December. It was held at the...

NevadaGram #111 – Stayed Home – Working to help prevent pit mining on the...

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Corrado De Gasperis, CEO of Comstock Mining Inc. appeared at a meeting of the Silver City Town Advisory Board. He announced that his company had acquired some 6,000 acres of mining claims on and...

NevadaGram #107 – Squaw Tom, Mike O’Callaghan and Sam Clemens

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I wish I could tell you how I missed this one when we were gathering Tom's stories for the collection published a few years ago. It's an extension to one of the stories that...
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