Political correctness attacks historic place names

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Dennis Cassinelli           Political correctness really chaps the back side of my wrinkled old hide. I am going to cite just one example of how far bureaucrats will go to shove their interpretation of what they believe to be politically correct … [Read more...]

The history of railroad design

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Dennis Cassinelli           It was November 12th, 1869 that the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Locomotive LYON first chugged across the Crown Point Trestle to signal the beginning of the fabulous history of the country’s most famous short line … [Read more...]

The remarkable story of Charlie Parkhurst

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Dennis Cassinelli           During the early days of the Comstock Lode, before the railroads were built, the preferred method of transportation for passengers and small freight was by stagecoach. These sturdy coaches, drawn by teams of four or six … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Fort Churchill

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Dennis Cassinelli           Just one year after silver was discovered in the Comstock Lode, a band of Paiute and Bannock Indians attacked several white settlers at Williams Station about 30 miles east of Virginia City along the Carson River. The … [Read more...]

Why no one ever told me about Uncle Bert

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Dennis Cassinelli  I suppose every family has an Uncle Bert hidden away in the dark recesses of family ancestry. I never realized our family had an Uncle Bert until my research into our family tree revealed he even existed. Certainly, none of the … [Read more...]

Tearing up the Town, Part Deux

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By Kevin Brown, General Manager Virgin Valley Water District   As reported back in December 2016, the Virgin Valley Water District is moving forward with several projects that will impact residents and visitors in the … [Read more...]

The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars, Part 4: The Aftermath

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In this, the last article in the series about the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars, I want to tell about the consequences of this tragic and memorable time in the history of Nevada. As with many wars that have been fought throughout our history, there were … [Read more...]

Pony Bob Haslam and the Pony Express

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Dennis Cassinelli                                                                            Much has been written about the Pony Express and the place it has occupied in the History of the American West. Many of the stories written about the Pony … [Read more...]

The remarkable diaries of Alf Doten

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Dennis Cassinelli           Whenever there is an event of great historical significance, such as the California Gold Rush or the discovery of a mountain of silver on the Comstock, it seems there is an influx of journalists, newsmen and authors to … [Read more...]

Rededication of the Historic Asylum Cemetery

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Dennis Cassinelli           During the past several years, I have written several articles about the plight of the historic cemetery located at the old Nevada State Asylum in Sparks, Nevada. Many of Nevada’s old cemeteries have long existed in a … [Read more...]