NevadaGram #173 – Elko’s Christmas Trees, 2016 Must-See Must-Do, Global Tourism Summit

Festival of Trees

Christmas in Elko is a delightful mini-season that begins each year with the Festival of the Trees, which came this year on the last day of November. This is one of the major annual art exhibits in the American West, and the medium is not oil paintings or photography, it is Christmas Trees. This Festival … Read moreNevadaGram #173 – Elko’s Christmas Trees, 2016 Must-See Must-Do, Global Tourism Summit

NevadaGram #172 – Carson City at Christmastime

Nevada State Capitol, Carson City

Carson City is a real city now. No, really. Carson City is more that the State Capitol, the State Museum and the State Prison now. There are lots of ways to measure this, but in my mind the true mark of a city is whether or not you can do all your Christmas shopping there. … Read moreNevadaGram #172 – Carson City at Christmastime

NevadaGram #171 – Wheezer Dell

Edmonton Eskimos, 1910

Wheezer Dell A while back I posted a NevadaGram about Wheezer Dell, the first Nevada-born child — Tuscarora, June 11, 1886 — to grow up to play major league baseball, first for St. Louis in 1912 and then in Brooklyn from 1915 to 1917. I had rummaged through the pages of the scrapbook that his … Read moreNevadaGram #171 – Wheezer Dell

NevadaGram #170 – Smith Valley and Yerington, Nevada Correspondence

Jeanne Dini Cultural Center, Yerington Nevada

A while back I recounted our drive along the Bodie Road in far western Nevada, and our homeward journey via Smith Valley and Yerington. Shortly after that NevadaGram was dispatched I was chided by a friend from Wellington for hurrying home from Aurora without pausing to experience the pleasures, comforts and satisfactions of southern Lyon … Read moreNevadaGram #170 – Smith Valley and Yerington, Nevada Correspondence

NevadaGram #168 – Far Western Nevada (Bridgeport, Bodie and Aurora)

Bodie California State Park in far western Nevada

Nevada Correspondence In this NevadaGram we debut a new section of Correspondence from around the state on matters of interest to Nevada-lovers, both residents and visitors. Please try a taste, and add your comments in the box at the bottom. Driving the Bodie Road We’d decided to aim the new car in a new direction, … Read moreNevadaGram #168 – Far Western Nevada (Bridgeport, Bodie and Aurora)

NevadaGram #167 – Adrift at Lake Tahoe, Comstock Mining Update

Lake Tahoe, early spring

Imagine that you’ve made arrangements for an exciting weekend with a friend who shares your enthusiasms and at the last minute it all fell through, leaving you alone and adrift at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe! But what does one person do when delivered to one of the world’s most desirable vacation/recreation destinations without a plan? … Read moreNevadaGram #167 – Adrift at Lake Tahoe, Comstock Mining Update

NevadaGram #166 – Rural RoundUp, The One and Only McKeen Car,

Borges Carriage Rides, Genoa Nevada

This year’s Rural RoundUp — the 25th Annual — was held in the Carson Valley. For the rural tourism marketers in attendance it was an enjoyable visit to one of the most beautiful places in the world, a social event and statewide gossip-swap of exceptional interest along with a set of workshops and presentations geared … Read moreNevadaGram #166 – Rural RoundUp, The One and Only McKeen Car,

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 player. It begins with accounts of games he pitched for the Seattle Giants after they were married in 1914, carries through … Read moreNevadaGram #165 — Wheezer Dell, Two New Breweries

NevadaGram #164 – Eagles & Ag in Carson Valley, Comstock Mining Update, a Post Card from Shorty

The last time I was an agri-tourist was 42 years ago, when I was led inside, outside, through and around a pig farm in Aarhus Denmark, but my memories of it are still vivid and enjoyable. So at this year’s Eagles & Ag event in the Carson Valley (our 2015 Event of the year, which … Read moreNevadaGram #164 – Eagles & Ag in Carson Valley, Comstock Mining Update, a Post Card from Shorty

NevadaGram #163 – 2015 Must-See Must-Do Awards, A Visit to Ely, Elko’s ‘Lost Ski Resort’,

And now the moment that everyone has been waiting for: the announcement of the annual Must-See Must-Do List for 2015. Carson City’s Little Willy and friends As always, this list reflects our personal preferences — lots of nominations on the website but no votes — just Robin and me (and Shorty). Enter your nominations at … Read moreNevadaGram #163 – 2015 Must-See Must-Do Awards, A Visit to Ely, Elko’s ‘Lost Ski Resort’,

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