Old Virginia, Gourmet camp cook

Dennis Cassinelli       The name of Virginia City is said to have been given by James Finney, one of the original prospectors who made the discovery of the famous Comstock Lode. Being from the state of Virginia, Finney became known by the other pr … [Read more...]

Only a seven hour drive depending who you are

With Labor Day and a three or four day weekend quickly approaching is the gypsy in you screaming to break free? There is a wonderful weekend adventure just waiting for your exploration. Virginia City, NV is about a 7 hour drive from Mesquite if … [Read more...]

Hiking Southern Nevada

Hiking Southern Nevada, Volume One is available in paperback format. Each of the 25 hikes described in the guide originally appeared as a published story in The Spectrum (St. George, UT); Mesquite Local News (Mesquite, NV); The Sun Runner (Joshua Tree … [Read more...]

Ash Springs Petroglyph Site

by Tom Garrison © 2017 Tom Garrison I dare say most of us love a good archeological adventure story. After all, Raiders of the Lost Ark was a huge hit. A feature in all such movies is deciphering some ancient writing. If you enjoy playing … [Read more...]

The USS Nevada Silver Service

By Dennis Cassinelli The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii occurred on December 7, 1941. I have visited Pearl Harbor and the memorial aboard the USS Arizona, and I also served in the United States Naval Reserve. As a tour guide at the Nevada … [Read more...]

The St. Charles Hotel

Dennis Cassinelli         The oldest continuous operating hotel in Nevada is the historic St. Charles Hotel, built in 1862. Located at the corner of third and Carson Street, there were originally two hotels, The three story St. Charles and the two … [Read more...]

A magical day at Lytle Ranch

The November weather was perfect as 16 hikers from the Mesquite Desert Dames made a long-awaited visit to Lytle Ranch Preserve.  It was worth the wait, and many vowed it would not be their last visit to this hidden oasis at the edge of Beaver Dam … [Read more...]

“Silver bar” discovery at former Carson City mint

Dennis Cassinelli         In January, 1999 Cassinelli Construction Co. was employed by Nevada State Public Works Department to remove a portion of Carolyn Street at the Nevada State Museum to construct a parking lot and build a small park facing Ca … [Read more...]

White Owl Canyon Trail: Slots in the Wilderness

by Tom Garrison © 2017 Tom Garrison Upon hearing the words slot(s) and Nevada, most people immediately imagine slot machines and gambling. I have no problem with gambling (I’ve been known to occasionally try my luck), but slots in Nevada ca … [Read more...]

“Silver bar” discovery at former Carson City mint

Dennis Cassinelli         In January, 1999 Cassinelli Construction Co. was employed by Nevada State Public Works Department to remove a portion of Carolyn Street at the Nevada State Museum to construct a parking lot and build a small park facing Ca … [Read more...]