NevadaGram #179 – Exploring the Edge of the World, Comstock Mining Update

Valley of Fire State Park Nevada

Nevada State of Mind by Richard Bangs It feels like we’re driving to the edge of the world where the water falls off. Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains that arc up from the basement of time. On the left, a dry lake bed now glassed with salt. This is the driest … Read moreNevadaGram #179 – Exploring the Edge of the World, Comstock Mining Update

NevadaGram #178 – Rural RoundUp in Laughlin, Detour to Paris

River walk, Laughlin Nevada

Rural RoundUp is the annual conclave of Nevada’s tourism industry, Cow County division, a party it throws for itself. The venue rotates; last year in the beautiful Carson Valley in the shadow of the Sierra on the far western side of the state, this year in sunny Laughlin on the Colorado River far to the … Read moreNevadaGram #178 – Rural RoundUp in Laughlin, Detour to Paris

NevadaGram #177 – Sparks, City of Mystery

It's not Venice, It's Sparks!

Last week, unable to spare the time for a vacation in Tuscany, I decided to spend a day in Sparks. Last Chance Joe at the Sparks Museum on Victorian Ave. You might be tempted to begin a self-guided tour downtown where Sparks grew up across the Lincoln Highway from the big railroad yard. I prefer … Read moreNevadaGram #177 – Sparks, City of Mystery

NevadaGram #176 — Tonopah Rising, Nevada Correspondence

Solar array at Crescent Dunes, Tonopah Nevada

Tonopah, 4 am The city was sleeping with its night lights on, silent except for the occasional snore of a semi-truck traveling US 95 through its center. The night was warm and the air was still. No-one was about except me, walking from the hotel to the car to retrieve my camera, and back again. … Read moreNevadaGram #176 — Tonopah Rising, Nevada Correspondence

NevadaGram #175 – Winter at South Shore

Chair lift at Heavenly Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is well-known as a vacation/recreation destination, and so we made a visit between January snowstorms to see what the Lake has to offer in winter. “We were like a couple of kids,” Robin said after we got home again. I’m not sure I completely agree, but we did have fun in two days … Read moreNevadaGram #175 – Winter at South Shore

NevadaGram #174 – US 50 is Burger Road, Comstock Mining Update

The fried cheese cheeseburger. Does Sassafras serve the hippest food in town?

The Best Burgers in the World are found along US 50 in Nevada. The Monster Burger, specialty of the house at Middlegate Station. Anyone who has driven the “Loneliest Highway” and had a burger along the way will agree. No matter how long ago it was, they can still tell you how that burger hit … Read moreNevadaGram #174 – US 50 is Burger Road, Comstock Mining Update

NevadaGram #169 — Lovelock Cave, Comstock Mining Update, Nevada Correspondence and More

Holbrook Junction by Neil Lockhart

One of Nevada’s greatest attractions to visitors goes mostly unmentioned, even by our most enthusiastic promoters: Time Travel. This is conveniently accessible and easy to do here, and one enjoyable way to do it is to make an excursion 20 miles southwest from Lovelock. Ideally you’ll arrive in town the night before, have an early … Read moreNevadaGram #169 — Lovelock Cave, Comstock Mining Update, Nevada Correspondence and More

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