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.

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...

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.

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.

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…