NevadaGram #16 – Carson Valley, Nevada Art, and Eureka

Jobs Peak over Carson Valley

Genoa has for years had a certain panache as Nevada’s Carmel, but it’s only recently that travelers could think about Minden or Gardnerville as a pleasant getaway destination. Horace Greeley liked it, you will too. Very quietly the Carson Valley has become a travel destination of considerable appeal, with good food and lodging, a pleasant … Read moreNevadaGram #16 – Carson Valley, Nevada Art, and Eureka

NevadaGram #15 – Governor’s Conference, Reno, Aurora, Las Vegas

NCOT, Get the Dirt

No, it’s not Governor Kenny Guinn, it’s Skier Glen Plake The recent Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Reno last week, focused on Nevada’s new slogan, “Bring It On”. Poster Boy for the new campaign (and speaker at the Tuesday luncheon) is Glen Plake, an extreme skier who goes right on over the edge. He … Read moreNevadaGram #15 – Governor’s Conference, Reno, Aurora, Las Vegas

NevadaGram #14 – Wendover, Ely, Hawthorne, Boulder City

Soon to be under new ownership.

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler has rolled into Gold Hill in a big 18-wheeler from Dexter, Michigan. We’ve unloaded 4,000 copies and are now shipping the 1,000 copies that have already been sold. Like our website, the book provides current travel information and historical background about all Nevada’s towns and cities (see … Read moreNevadaGram #14 – Wendover, Ely, Hawthorne, Boulder City

Nevada Gram #13 – Wendover, Lake Mead, Pyramid Lake

Wendover, Nevada

The new edition of The Complete Nevada Traveler is still at the printer, where they are warming up the presses at last. We are expecting that big truck to roll into Gold Hill with 4,000 copies in time for its official Nevada Day publication date. The cover of the new edition (the 12th or 13th … Read moreNevada Gram #13 – Wendover, Lake Mead, Pyramid Lake

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

21st Century Wagon Train, Tonopah-bound

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 state, website discoveries and e-mails from site visitors. Beauty is where you find it: Hollyhocks in Gabbs. We receive two or … Read moreNevadaGram #12 – August All Around Nevada, Love Note to Beatty and Cowboy Salt

NevadaGram #11 – Fallon, Gabbs, Berlin-Ichthyosaur, Ione, The Toiyabes, Austin

Ichthyosaur with three hors d?ouvres.

Here’s a weekend excursion into central Nevada that seemed to have a week’s worth of pleasure in it. Our group was husband, wife and 3 children 8 – 12 and we headed east on US 50 on a Saturday morning late in June. Green and prosperous Fallon, thoroughly modern now with an Air Base and … Read moreNevadaGram #11 – Fallon, Gabbs, Berlin-Ichthyosaur, Ione, The Toiyabes, Austin

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

Emergency Road Service in Rachel

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 along to you. Tonopah Historic Mining Park Tonopah had a lively Jim Butler Days, the hallowed event has been returned to … Read moreNevadaGram #10 – Tonopah, Rachel, Ash Springs, Overton, Boulder City

NevadaGram #9 – May Winnemucca, Elko Museums, Travel off the freeway

Two Great Museums on I-80: The Humboldt Museum, Winnemucca Part of the Stoker Collection Take US 95 north across the river to this recently enlarged facility containing an exotic combination of artifacts from the pioneer west, prehistory and the early automobiles collected by Clarence Stoker. The Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko The Museum Store This museum … Read moreNevadaGram #9 – May Winnemucca, Elko Museums, Travel off the freeway

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

Ely Mural

Early in April I aimed Buttercup east on Interstate 80 bound for Battle Mountain. I wanted to live life in the Armpit. Soul Food, Battle Mountain Turns out it’s not bad. Yes, Battle Mountain is a visual disappointment, a pain in the eye. Homely is too mild a word. But if you like the friendly … Read moreNevadaGram #8 – April Armpit, McGill Drugstore and biking across Nevada

NevadaGram #7 – Lovelock, Reno Jazz and the L.A. Times Plays Golf in Mesquite

Marzen House - Outside

The Marzen House Museum, Lovelock Lovelock is a pleasant little town in a tough spot: it’s just 90 miles east of Reno. So even though Interstate 80 carries travelers in endless thousands past the Lovelock offramps, few drivers venture to use them. The eastbound folks are fully rested, with full bellies, full gas tanks, and … Read moreNevadaGram #7 – Lovelock, Reno Jazz and the L.A. Times Plays Golf in Mesquite

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