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Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Nevada History | Comments Off on Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

The Stone Mother is crying again, not for herself, but she cries for Nevada that is losing the very thing that attracted people to her in the first place and that is, a people that had respect for themselves, for others and for Nevada. Those days seem to be eroding with every increase in population. Read on to discover the story of the Stone Mother…

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Raquel Welch & Genoa Bar

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Nevada History | Comments Off on Raquel Welch & Genoa Bar

Raquel Welch & Genoa Bar

The Genoa Bar located in Genoa was established in 1853. It is Nevada’s oldest operating bar and is still one of Nevada’s favorite watering holes. Over the years the bar has been visited by many famous people. Among them, Mark Twain, Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Carol Lombard, Clark Gable, John Wayne and hundreds more.

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Priscilla Joyce Ford

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Blog, Nevada History | Comments Off on Priscilla Joyce Ford

Priscilla Joyce Ford

PRISCILLA JOYCE FORD     On November 27, 1980 my wife Valorie was working at Harold’s Club as a Keno writer, and decided to go outside for her break.  When she walked outside she began to hear screaming, and people running frantically to get out of the way from someone driving a blue car on the side walk. “When it was happening I didn’t know what was really going on, it seemed so surreal”, Valorie explained. In the days to follow the truth of what really took place that Thanksgiving Day was told by the media all across the country....

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Nevada state song lyrics

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Nevada History | Comments Off on Nevada state song lyrics

Nevada state song lyrics

OFFICIAL SONG OF THE STATE OF NEVADA Home Means Nevada Written & Music by Bertha Raffetto Way out in the land of the setting sun, Where the wind blows wild and free, There’s a lovely spot, just the only one That means home sweet home to me. If you follow the old Kit Carson trail, Until desert meets the hills, Oh you certainly will agree with me, It’s the place of a thousand thrills. Home means Nevada Home means the hills, Home means the sage and the pine. Out by the Truckee, silvery rills, Out where the sun always shines, Here...

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Why we became a state

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Blog, Nevada History | Comments Off on Why we became a state

Why we became a state

  Setting the Record Straight   Ok let’s start off by setting some things straight! Nevada did not become a State because we had gold and silver. The reason we become a State was political not financial! Two things were happening at the time in America. First President Lincoln was running for re-election against John Fremont, and General George McClellan. Lincoln thought it would be a close race and he knew that most voters in Nevada would vote for him. Second Lincoln and the North were trying to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing...

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The Will James Story

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Blog, Nevada History | Comments Off on The Will James Story

The Will James Story

  WILL JAMES (1892-1942) Born Joseph Ernest Nephtali DuFault in Quebec, Canada While traveling in Northern Nevada, my wife and I visited the North Eastern Nevada Museum in Elko. On display at the museum was an exhibit of Will James. In all honesty, I had never heard of Will James until that day but afterwards I found myself eager to learn more about Will James; the cowboy, drifter, artist and writer of the American West. Will James at the age of fifteen came to the United States in 1910 to live the cowboy life which he had dreamed. When...

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Nevada State Symbols

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Blog, Nevada History | Comments Off on Nevada State Symbols

Nevada State Symbols

Nevada is a state located in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. With an area of 110,561 sq miles and a population of about 2.7 million, it is the 7th-largest and 35th-most populous state. Over two-thirds of Nevada’s people live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which contains its three largest incorporated cities.Nevada’s capital is Carson...

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Rhyolite – ghost town

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Blog, Nevada History | Comments Off on Rhyolite – ghost town

Rhyolite – ghost town

Nevada is full of hidden treasures.   One of the worlds most famous ghost towns.   Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is located in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners, and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining...

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