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Last Chance Joe, Sparks Nevada

NevadaGram #203 – Last Chance Joe, Wandering, Cold Springs Station, Old Time Fiddlers

There's a paunchy, nearly toothless bewhiskered old guy who's always wearing a goofy grin and has been a familiar figure on Victorian Avenue in Sparks for more than 50 years — since it was...

Tuscarora Correspondence – May 2016

Tuscarora One Cowboy's Culinary Treat May Be Another Person's "Eww!" Old timers will tell you that some years branding calves in Independence Valley may extend from April 15 to 4th of July. It depends on the...

Tuscarora Correspondence – March 2016

Tuscarora A Conspiracy of Rabbits It’s quiet in Tuscarora these days and, most likely, will stay that way until spring. A main topic of conversation -- if you can find someone to talk to -- is...
Nevada Postcard by Marti Bein

Tuscarora Correspondence – January 2016

Tuscarora The Wild Women of Tuscarora If you are in Elko for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 25-31, don’t miss the opening of the Wild Women show on Thursday, January 28. From the Western Folklife Center...
Tuscarora Ladies Club

Tuscarora – Correspondence – December 2015

Tuscarora The Tuscarora Ladies Club Making apple and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas is the Tuscarora Ladies Club biggest fundraiser. A couple of Saturdays before Thanksgiving, club members convened at Society Hall, our community center,...
Wayne Newton at Casa de Shenandoah

Nevada Correspondence – November 2015

In this edition: Baker, Gold Point, Las Vegas(2), Laughlin, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora, Virginia City, West Wendover, Railfanning in Nevada   Baker Although November sees fewer humans in and around Baker, it's the time of year when thousands...

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...
Brazilian Fire Eater

Nevada Correspondence – September 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Las Vegas(3), Lincoln County, Mesquite, Reno, Smith Valley, Tuscarora, Railfanning in Verdi Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino How often do you visit the Rio Hotel...

Nevada Correspondence – August 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Gardnerville, Gerlach, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Railfanning, Sparks, Tuscarora, West Wendover   Gardnerville Meet Carolyn, the afternoon bartender at the "New"  Overland Restaurant...
Tuscarora 4th of July Parade

Tuscarora – Correspondence – August 2015

Tuscarora We think this was the 17th Annual Fourth of July parade in Tuscarora, but nobody knows for sure. This year Vern Lamb, who lives and works at the nearby NDOT maintenance station, drove the...
Midway Machine

Nevada Correspondence – July 2015

Each month our intrepid correspondents file dispatches from around the state. In this edition: Eureka, Hawthorne, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Mesquite, Tuscarora Eureka Eureka is talking about open pit mining and vultures, and unlike the Comstock these are...

Tuscarora – Correspondence – July 2015

Tuscarora Summer hours for Society Hall, the Tuscarora community center, are Saturday and Sunday  11:00-2:00. (Maintained by the Friends of Tuscarora and Independence Valley) The Tuscarora Ladies Club and various other cookie-makers (out-of-work buckaroos, ex-line...

NevadaGram #165 — Wheezer Dell, Two New Breweries

I've just come from spending three pleasant days delving into the Wheezer Dell archive, and especially the thick scrapbook into which Eleanor Dell had pasted newspaper clippings about her husband's career as a baseball...
Belmont Mill, White Pine District

NevadaGram #160 — Hamilton, the Belmont Mill and Wheezer Dell

In Nevada, even in our Age of Tesla, it is still possible to venture as deep into history and prehistory as you care to go. Here's a day trip from Ely or Eureka that...
The restored and refurbished Tuscarora Society Hall contains the community museum.

NevadaGram #142 – A Visit to Tuscarora

Share on Facebook Tuscarora's great event takes place every other year, usually over the Memorial Day weekend: Open Studios, during which visitors may tour the ateliers and meet the "sensitives" (as my friend Buckeye Blake...
Paradise De Janiero

NevadaGram #94 June 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Pine Grove

I'm a long way from Tuscarora, about 200 feet in the air and 5,000 miles from the nearest sagebrush. What They're saying About Us The New York Times drives the Extraterrestrial Highway. Sign Up for our...
Old West Diarama

NevadaGram #93 – Open Studios in Tuscarora, the California Trail Interpretive Center

As winter gives way to spring, the state shakes off the last of its snow with a spate of Memorial Day celebrations. The most unusual of them takes place in Tuscarora in odd years,...
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...
Boat Race on the Colorado River, Laughlin Nevada

NevadaGram #68 – April 2007 Gold Point, Tuscarora, Las Vegas and Laughlin

This time instead of looking back on a visit here or there, I'm looking forward. But the basic idea is the same: enjoying Nevada. And I'm hopeful that the sunny skies will especially inspire...
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