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...
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.

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...