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

Mount Winfield, named in honor of the mining company’s board chairman, is a glaring example of the destructive nature of pit mining. 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 … Read moreNevadaGram #111 – Stayed Home – Working to help prevent pit mining on the Comstock

NevadaGram #110 – Stayed Home to Fight the Mine

It was at this point in the calendar that local residents on the Comstock Lode began to hear about a scheme to pit mine in the Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and to organize against it. And so it begins. We’ve begun to fight, drawing on our experience with earlier attempts to dig enormous pit … Read moreNevadaGram #110 – Stayed Home to Fight the Mine

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 of terra firma containing 540,000 square miles within its mostly straight-lined boundaries. Robin in Randsburg But you … Read moreNevadaGram #109 – Inside Nevada’s Mutable Border: Randsburg California

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

Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance

Our Edna 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? We enjoyed a sumptuous feast at the Martin. Emma Nevada was a famous Opera singer in her day, born in Austin. … Read moreNevadaGram #108 – Edna’s 115th in Winnemucca, Scandal in old Tonopah

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

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 made it into the book, but went overlooked at the time. I also wish I could tell you where it has … Read moreNevadaGram #107 – Squaw Tom, Mike O’Callaghan and Sam Clemens

NevadaGram #106 – The California Trail and Virginia City’s Camel Races

What They’re saying About Us Nevada’s ancient Bristlecones are under attack. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can order Nevada books online here. I was pounding the keys upstairs over an Elko barroom, so I missed the trip, but Robin and some friends made a two-day journey on the California Trail that they hugely … Read moreNevadaGram #106 – The California Trail and Virginia City’s Camel Races

NevadaGram #105 – Elko, Jiggs and an Excursion Down South

Enroute to Jiggs

I’m getting to really, really like Elko. Anyone who reads the NevadaGram knows that I’ve really liked Elko for a long time, but now it’s really really. Downtown Elko. It’s city enough to have a Home Depot, an Office Max and a Starbucks, and small town enough to have a downtown where people shop in … Read moreNevadaGram #105 – Elko, Jiggs and an Excursion Down South

NevadaGram #104 – Mark Twain at Piper’s Opera House

Old Corner Bar, Virginia City Nevada

What They’re saying About Us The New York Times drives across Nevada. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. McAvoy Layne is The Ghost of Mark Twain, and brings the great man to life two cruises a day, six days a … Read moreNevadaGram #104 – Mark Twain at Piper’s Opera House

NevadaGram #103 – From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

I mentioned in an earlier NevadaGram (not getting the NevadaGram yet? Sign up here) that there will be an almost-impromptu birthday party for Edna Purviance in October at Winnemucca. What They’re saying About Us The Huffington Post finds crayon rockets launching on the Black Rock Desert. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy … Read moreNevadaGram #103 – From Reno To Winnemucca and Back By Train

NevadaGram #102 – A Side Trip to San Francisco

What They’re saying About Us The New York Times visits the non-smoking casino in Fernley. Sign Up for our NevadaGram here. You can buy your book orders online for Personal copies and gifts or for Resale. Palace of Fine Art. San Francisco is a visual feast. We have been to Bullhead City Arizona, to Wendover … Read moreNevadaGram #102 – A Side Trip to San Francisco

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