The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars

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Part 1: Williams Station Massacre Dennis Cassinelli         This is the first in a series of articles about some of the most tragic events in the history of Nevada. About once a month, I will send out a story to describe the events that forever … [Read more...]

The Stewart Indian School

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Dennis Cassinelli         The Pyramid Lake Indian War of 1860 marked the beginning of an extremely difficult time for the American Indian population of the Great Basin area. Until this time, the Indians and the European emigrants were able to … [Read more...]

Comstock Barbed Wire

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A compulsion to collect things is a well known human trait. For centuries, people have collected practically anything that interests them. This could be obvious things such as stamps and coins, or it could be the hundreds of varieties of beer cans, … [Read more...]

Chili? No Thanks, I’ll Have a Bowl of Fire

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by Tom Garrison © 2017 Tom Garrison My birthday falls in mid-January. My wife Deb and I have a long standing tradition of birthday hikes for both our birthdays. Since mine is in the dead of winter, we need a warm location. Maybe a … [Read more...]

Local Get-a-ways from Mesquite

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Living in Mesquite offers residence many close-by get-a-way choices. Beside our mild weather we have the advantage of location, location, Location.   Within one hour and 15 minutes of good freeway we are in one of the major exciting visitor’s … [Read more...]

Idaho Falls, name a town, name a town.

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How excited I was driving into town to see the falls famous for the town name, Idaho Falls. Like many others, I am sure; I was greatly surprised to see the conspicuously long line of a short drop falls. I must say I was disappointed. Not what I … [Read more...]

The terrible winter of 1889

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Dennis Cassinelli Snowfall was early and heavy in December 1889, and Nevada stockmen were jubilant at the end of a long dry spell. The snow continued to fall, and by mid-January train service at all Nevada points came to a standstill. From Wyoming … [Read more...]

Gold Butte Adventure

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My wife Deb and I love hiking isolated trails. Occasionally we throw in a ghost town exploration. Our latest adventure to the Gold Butte area encompasses both plus a side trip to the mother of all sink holes in the middle of nowhere. First was … [Read more...]

Near-by Christmas Holiday activities to enjoy.

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After participating in our own Mesquite Christmas time festivities, listed here are other near-by activities to enjoy and Merry Christmas to you all. Magical Forest-Las Vegas.  November 19-January 1. It is the 25th year of production by … [Read more...]

Historical Butte MT offers an array of attractions.

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All of South West Montana has much to offer tourist. Butte Montana’s colorful history makes it a worthwhile visit. Once, in the 1900’s it was one of the largest cities west of the Mississippi due to its rich mining of Silver, gold and … [Read more...]