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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...

Tonopah Correspondence – September 2017

Working Together: Tonopah High School and the Town of Tonopah Every day and each night there are visitors and locals alike exploring the Old Tonopah Cemetery, made famous by its proximity to the Clown Motel...
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...
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...
River walk, Laughlin Nevada

NevadaGram #178 – Rural RoundUp in Laughlin, Detour to Paris

Rural RoundUp is the annual conclave of Nevada's tourism industry, Cow County division, a party it throws for itself. The venue rotates; last year in the beautiful Carson Valley in the shadow of the...

Tonopah Correspondence – May 2016

Tonopah A Glimpse of Tonopah Here is a glimpse into a few things of many that you can do on your visit to Tonopah, Nevada. Today we're going to stop by the Clown Motel, where this...

Ely Correspondence – March 2016

Ely Great Basin College Geology Field Trips For the adventurous person interested in the Great Basin, two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Spring Semester. The Death Valley field trip...
Sunrise over I-80 in Nevada

NevadaGram #146 – Andy & the Snake, A Postcard from Shorty

THE NEW Harrah's Hotel was one of four or five buildings that rose up out of Reno's grimy brick downtown like bright porcelain teeth in a mouthful of rotting stumps. I had begun talking...

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...

NevadaGram #128 – April 2012 Tonopah, Death Valley Junction

What They're saying About Us USA Today includes Virginia City's Americana Music Festival among the 10 best. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. The Affectionate and Intimately Detailed Guide to the Most Interesting State in America...
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 #125 – January 2012 Handing Out Awards, Wild Women in Elko

What They're saying About Us In the State of Nevada 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, jingle dancers are juxtaposed with state statistics. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. Get the New Complete Nevada Traveler at our Nevada...

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...

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 #108 – Edna’s 115th in Winnemucca, Scandal in old Tonopah

Despite its affinity for famous people from Kit Carson to Frank Sinatra, Nevada has relatively few notable natives. Even Wayne Newton came from somewhere else. How many Nevada-born celebrities can you name? Emma Nevada was...

NevadaGram #98 – Death Valley and Tonopah

What They're saying About Us The New York Daily News gnaws on some ribs. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Someone once described...
Buster Keaton

NevadaGram #92 – April 2009 Incident at Tonka Tunnel, Hollywood comes to Gold...

What They're saying About Us The New York Times eats lamb testicles in Virginia City. History books will tell you that the first American soldier to shed his blood in World War I was a lieutenant...
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...

NevadaGram #87 – Mark Twain in Hawthorne, Tonopah, Eureka

Luke Rizzuto was one of the people who thrilled when a centennial re-creation of the Great New York to Paris automobile race was announced. He has a rare 1918 Chevrolet touring car with an...
Tonopah East

NevadaGram #75 – Tonopah, Hollywood

What They're saying About Us The San Francisco Chronicle Visits Yucca Mountain. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. In the previous NevadaGram I...
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 #50 – The Mary Jane Sisters, Hawthorne Loop Trip, Arc Dome Wilderness

In this long, lingering autumn of sunny skies and still air, lots of adventurous folks have been out exploring the state. The MaryJane Sisters went from Austin to Ely, with side trips to Cave...

NevadaGram #46 – Carlin to Palisade, Mesquite discoveries, Ginny’s Desert Adventure

What They're saying About Us The New York Times drives Interstate 80. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. One of the pleasures of...

NevadaGram #45 – Wendover, Wells, Elko and a New State Park for Tonopah?

What They're saying About Us The Seattle Times attends the opening of Las Vegas' new $2.7 billion casino hotel. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts...

NevadaGram #44 – Tonopah Mining Park, Warm Springs, the E.T. Highway and Mesquite

E-Mail of the Month I saw one of your travel reviews about Goldfield on line. We took Mylo for a little tour of Nevada museums, parks, and oddities last week. Mylo is 5 now, and...

NevadaGram #35 – Exploring The Ruins of Troy

We celebrated Labor Day weekend by traveling to Troy. Not the one in Asia Minor with the big troublemaker named Helen, the other one, up a narrow canyon that spills out of the Grant...

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 #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,...

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...
21st Century Wagon Train, Tonopah-bound

NevadaGram #12 – August All Around Nevada, Love Note to Beatty and Cowboy Salt

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler is now at the printer. Getting it there took all our August traveling time, so this Trip Report is a melange of items from around the...
Emergency Road Service in Rachel

NevadaGram #10 – Tonopah, Rachel, Ash Springs, Overton, Boulder City

I had the pleasure of a late spring voyage through the sagebrush sea. It was a wonderful break from the grueling tasks of mundane reality, and I found some interesting new developments to pass...
Ely Mural

NevadaGram #8 – April Armpit, McGill Drugstore and biking across Nevada

Early in April I aimed Buttercup east on Interstate 80 bound for Battle Mountain. I wanted to live life in the Armpit. Turns out it's not bad. Yes, Battle Mountain is a visual disappointment, a...
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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