Nevada is as rich in history as it is top-quality entertainment and travel destinations. Join us as we celebrate our wonderful state’s colorful past.
The best view of Nevada’s gold- and silver-mining days can still be seen from the Bowers Mansion porch. On a warm summer afternoon, you can sit back and enjoy the same view once seen through the eyes of early Nevadans. If you use your imagination, you can picture guests arriving for a picnic: the women in their Victorian dresses; and picnic hats covered with white Swiss and green ribbons. They arrive from every direction by horse and buggy, and train.
Battle Born Birthday Cakes
The Nevada Centennial Commission Final Report of 1964 declares, “It’s unlikely that anyone will soon attempt to repeat the feat of making so gigantic a cake.” On March 21, 2014, a similar party will occur in Carson City at Carson-Tahoe Hospital’s Sage Café. The Nevada 150 signature event is free and open to the public.
The Metropolis That Wasn’t
Many of Nevada’s ghost towns boomed, prospered, and faded in the 1800s, when the state was largely undeveloped and had no major population centers. It’s hard to believe that a city that existed in the 1940s—an era of jet engines and color television—has all but vanished.