Nevada Trivia Book!

Nevada Trivia Book!

New for 2017, “Battle Born Nevada Trivia” is a new comprehensive trivia book by Martin T. Smith. He saves a few of his favorite stories from his sold-out book, “Nevada Outhouse Trivia,” and adds 24 new short stories, new Nevada trivia, great...
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...
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...
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...
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...