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Pahrump Correspondence – February 2019

Pahrump has its share of Spirits If you are looking for places to go ghost hunting, then Nevada is the place to go. One can start in Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, visiting the haunted...
Silver City residents and friends

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

 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

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...

DAYTON is in Virginia City

by Dennis Cassinelli For many years, my family and I have lived in Dayton, Nevada, “Gateway to the Comstock.” This is where Nevada gold was first discovered in 1849 that ten years later, led to...
VT Candy Cane Express

Virginia City Correspondence – December 2016

The V & T Candy Cane Express Train All aboard the holiday train! The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will host three week-ends of enchanted holiday trains aboard one-hundred-year old decorated vintage rail coaches, November 25,...
The Virginia City Hillclimb

Virginia City Correspondence – September 2016

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...

V&T No. 28 had a brief but important role in Nevada

by Peter Barton   Railfans know Virginia & Truckee Railway locomotive No. 27 as the last new engine bought by the famous Comstock railroad company. It pulled the V&T’s last regular train in 1950, was a...

Virginia City Correspondence – August 2016

Virginia City Hot August Nights Kicks Off in Virginia City Picture perfect weather embraced the kickoff weekend of Hot August Nights as Virginia City played host to hundreds of Classic American cars lining C Street. Visitors...

Johnny Bartholomew: Hero on the V&T Railroad

by Mark McLaughlin A In its heyday during the 1870s, Virginia City rivaled cosmopolitan San Francisco and the Barbary Coast as the most exciting and wildly indulgent city in the Far West. An important key to...
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...
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