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.

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...

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...

Statehood Wasn’t the Only Crazy Idea

Statehood Wasn’t the Only Crazy Idea

In 1864 as the Civil War raged on, Abraham Lincoln was attempting to get re-elected as president and at the same time, trying to pass a constitutional 13th amendment abolishing slavery. America was equally divided on both Lincoln’s re-election and the proposed 13th...

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...

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...

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...