NevadaGram #161 Sesquicentennial Nevada Day

Civil Warriors on Parade, Nevada Day 2014 Virginia City

Nevada Day was very big this year, being the Sesquicentennial edition and all. The year-long effort to celebrate the milestone with events and activities around the state — more than 500 of them — had focused more attention than ever on our annual Celebration of Statehood, and it showed. Oh sure, easy for you to … Read moreNevadaGram #161 Sesquicentennial Nevada Day

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

Belmont Mill, White Pine District

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 will take you off the pavement and into the scenery, out of sight of the modern world. We’re going to visit … Read moreNevadaGram #160 — Hamilton, the Belmont Mill and Wheezer Dell

NevadaGram #159 – I-80 postcard from Shorty

Tile Tortoise, Main Street Park, Fernley Nevada

Robin, Shorty and I recently made a pleasant trip across northern Nevada to update Shorty’s book, and here is some of what we discovered along the way. Two Burning Man art pieces and one locally created Desert Tortoise were unveiled on August 7 at the Main Street Park in Fernley as part of “Big Art … Read moreNevadaGram #159 – I-80 postcard from Shorty

NevadaGram #158 – A Visit to Winnemucca, Comstock Mining Update

Frontier RV Park, Winnemucca Nevada

When we planned last week’s visit to Winnemucca we determined to try nothing but new restaurants and lodgings. No Griddle for breakfast. No Martin Hotel for lunch. No Ormachea’s for dinner. No Tortilla Factory any time. No Winnemucca Inn, no Winner’s Inn, no Scott’s Shady Court. Frontier RV Park, Winnemucca And so we discovered what … Read moreNevadaGram #158 – A Visit to Winnemucca, Comstock Mining Update

NevadaGram #157 – Landsailing Championships on Smith Creek Playa, Plus Bulletins from Austin, Wells, Hither and Yon

Red Dog at Night - Virginia City Nevada

The World Championship Land Sailing Competition was held last month at Smith Creek Playa west of Austin alongside old US 50 (now Nevada 722). It had been held in recent years at Ivanpah in the Mojave Desert of southeastern California, but perhaps that had not been deemed remote enough by the organizers. Surely Smith Creek … Read moreNevadaGram #157 – Landsailing Championships on Smith Creek Playa, Plus Bulletins from Austin, Wells, Hither and Yon

NevadaGram #156 – A Visit to Genoa, Post Card from Shorty,

The Genoa Trail System

The view from US 395 of Carson Valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada If you’ve ever visited the Carson Valley in your lifetime, you can probably still see it clearly in your memory. The broad green valley, speckled with grazing cattle, made lush by rivulets from mighty granite cliffs shoved up into the … Read moreNevadaGram #156 – A Visit to Genoa, Post Card from Shorty,

NevadaGram #155 – Virginia City, an SOS from Lake Tahoe and More

Bucket of Blood on C Street, Downtown Virginia City Nevada

Was it a mistake for me to be your guide to Virginia City? I know too much. It’s helpful to be able to point out that B Street was once Virginia City’s Champs-Elysees. It’s just a parking lot now, but the main entrance to the International Hotel was on B Street, across from Piper’s Opera … Read moreNevadaGram #155 – Virginia City, an SOS from Lake Tahoe and More

NevadaGram #154 – Rural Round Up in Ely, Comstock Mining Update, Burning Man Art in Fernley

By mid-afternoon on the last day in April, a bus coming from Reno, another one from Las Vegas and a slew of passenger cars coming from every which way had all accomplished the voyage to Ely. It was Rural Round Up, and proved to have the largest attendance of any in the event’s history, 279 … Read moreNevadaGram #154 – Rural Round Up in Ely, Comstock Mining Update, Burning Man Art in Fernley

NevadaGram #153 – Getting There, Post Card from Shorty and “Queen of the Night”

Showers in Early Spring - Nevada

Getting there. When you hear someone say that our long highway distances are boring, it’s easy for a Nevada-lover to suppose they lack a crucial gene. As a service to our subscribers, we present this delightful version of our state song so you can sing (or hum) along as you read this. Or clean house, … Read moreNevadaGram #153 – Getting There, Post Card from Shorty and “Queen of the Night”

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