Letters to the Editor
July/August 2017 Issue
WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE
When it comes to tourists visiting our lovely state of Nevada, their first thought is probably casinos, restaurants, hotel rooms, clubs, etc., but most probably never consider seeing the many ghost towns. Belmont, Berlin, Como, Goldfield, Johnnie, Rawhide, and Rhyolite just to name few relatively well known to residents of Nevada. The various ghost towns played key roles historically on how Nevada started specifically through the mining industry. The towns during the great mining period housed many residents, had businesses, and were extremely vibrant before they went bust. In some instances ghost towns still have residents who live there, such as Goldfield, but they are few and far between unfortunately. Ghost towns have been used for filming of various both western and war movies to provide authenticity. Ghost towns may not be the foremost thought on tourist’s minds when visiting Nevada, but do urge them to if both interest and time permit them. Ghost towns are a crucial part of Nevada’s history that needs to be both preserved and appreciated since it gives a look back at how our state came into being.
— Bill Miller, Las Vegas
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WHERE TO NEXT?
I just spent a blissful two hours poking happily through the latest edition, making copious notes, and deciding where I wanted to go next. Thank you again!
— Judith Filangeri, Las Vegas
READY TO HUNT
Once again we look forward to the Silver State Scavenger Hunt. Last year we completed the hunt with a hot springs tour. It was great fun going to all these places and staying in campgrounds we would otherwise pass by. This year we will combine another tour along with the hunt. We will also have another couple following us on this adventure. They are very excited to make this trip with us. Thanks for all your efforts in putting these hunts together.
— Tracy Huttman, Silver Springs
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