About 170 years ago, the Brier family sat, parched and exhausted, on the edge of Death Valley on Christmas night, 1849. They were not alone, for there … [Read more...] about Nevada History: Pioneer Christmas
We call Oct. 31, Halloween, but here in Nevada we also call it Nevada day, even though it might not be celebrated on that exact day. But it was on … [Read more...] about History: Nevada statehood gained by telegraph
No sooner had the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars ended and fear of attack subsided in the Nevada Territory and on the Comstock in 1860, The American Civil … [Read more...] about Nevada?s contribution to the Civil War
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), traveled by stagecoach across the Territory of Nevada in 1860 with his brother, Orion. At that time, the most convenient … [Read more...] about State History: Stagecoach Travel in Nevada
Many Old West historians like to tell the story of the tenderfoot who objected to riding a mule down an almost perpendicular cliff. ?Don?t worry … [Read more...] about History: Hail the Mule!
Nevada is only on the Colorado River because Arizona had sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. And prior to gaining statehood on the Union … [Read more...] about Confederate Lincoln County