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 photos and some surprises....

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...

Bertha Raffetto

Bertha Raffetto

Read the story about how the Nevada state song – ‘Home Means Nevada’ – came to be written by Bertha Raffetto on May 29th, 1949. A recollection in the composer’s own words.

Nevada Memories, The Denio Trip

Nevada Memories, The Denio Trip

Nevada Memories Some years back 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 a Valentine getaway. Now I know what you’re...

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....

Memories in the Trees

Memories in the Trees

A few weeks ago my friend and fishing buddy Ken Mattison sent a song to me recorded by well known local Nevada cowboy singers and poets, Texas Tom Weatherby and Dennis Golden. The song is called “Memories in the Trees”. In my mind the song is about, how the Basque in Nevada, who endured lonliness and solitude as if it was a badge of honor; but like most men, the honor was only a facade…

Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

DICK GRAVES, NORTHERN NEVADA GAMING PIONEER     Although John Ascuaga has been a gaming innovator in his own right, John has been given credit for many gaming innovation that Dick Graves should be given credit for. Richard "Dick" Graves was a native of Idaho...

Pat McCarran

Pat McCarran

We have named roads and airports in his honor, but most Nevadans don’t know who Pat McCarran was. I have heard and read many stories about Pat McCarran over the years; I hope the stories you are about to read will give you an insight to who and what Pat McCarran was.

Raquel Welch at the Genoa Bar

Raquel Welch at the 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.