An up-close sighting of pronghorn antelope

On a recent hunting/camping trip to Humboldt and Elko counties, my son, John, and I had a remarkable closeup experience with a group of the elusive pronghorn antelope abundant in the area. It is rare to approach very close to these beautiful animals, … [Read more...]

The Walking Rocks of the Fernley Marsh

As I travel around the Nevada deserts and mountains, I sometimes find things out there that defy description and logic. When I was working as an inspector on a highway construction project on Interstate 80 near Fernley Nevada a few years ago, I … [Read more...]

The Legend of Montezuma Mountain

During the years when I traveled around the Great Basin while working for the Nevada State Highway Department, later known as NDOT, I occasionally crossed paths with some very interesting characters. One of these, who I will call Danny, claimed to be … [Read more...]

The Mackay Family silver service

Dennis Cassinelli When I was a student at the University of Nevada many years ago, one of my favorite hangouts was the museum at the Mackay School of Mines. This museum and the Mackay School of Mines were financed from the fortune of John W. … [Read more...]