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Joe Gans vs. “Battling” Nelson Fight

Joe Gans vs. “Battling” Nelson Fight

During one of our “discover Nevada” trips, my wife Valorie and I headed to Goldfield, Nevada. My wife and I have always been huge boxing fans and though there were other things we wanted to see in Goldfield, we were excited to have …

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Philip Deidesheimer

Philip Deidesheimer

  Philip Deidesheimer   If you are old enough to remember watching “Bonanza” on television, or perhaps if you had a good Nevada history teacher, you may have heard of Philip Deideshesheimer. Appropriately for Nevadans, on October 31, 1959 the television series Bonanza aired an episode about Philip Deidesheimer.  Although not perfect, the episode was pretty   accurate in its portrayal...

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George ‘Tex’ Rickard

George ‘Tex’ Rickard

George “Tex” Rickard was the greatest boxing promoter of all time. “Tex” Rickard dropped out of school at the age nine. He would become a cowboy, town marshal, rancher, miner, mine owner, gambling hall owner and the greatest boxing promoter of all time. After selling his mine in Alaska, Tex Rickard came to Goldfield, and opened the now famous Northern Saloon. At the time Goldfield was the...

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Nevada Memories

Nevada Memories

Nevada Memories In February, I took my wife up to Winnemucca and stayed overnight at the Winnemucca Inn, so we could have dinner at “The Martin”, The Martin Hotel Basque restaurant. The trip was kind of Valentine get away. Now, I know what you’re thinking, why in the world would anyone take their wife to Winnemucca for a Valentines get away? The truth is, Winnemucca and The Martin, have been a...

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Henry Clay Hooker

Henry Clay Hooker

  If you are scratching your head right now, thinking that you’ve heard the name of Henry Hooker, you probably have. Henry Hooker was played by Charlton Heston in the movie Tombstone. In real life Henry Hooker was a wealthy cattleman and a friend of Lawman Wyatt Earp. Henry helped Wyatt in his movement against “The Cowboys”. Henry wasn’t always a rich cattleman though. In the 1860’s Henry...

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Bing Crosby, A True Nevadan

Bing Crosby, A True Nevadan

Most people knew Bing Crosby as a famous singer and actor, perhaps best remembered for his beautiful version of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” But most don’t know that Bing Crosby was an avid hunter and fly fisherman, and even fewer knew him as an Elko cattle and horse rancher.

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