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In Nevada Magazine’s September/October issue, G.W. Anderson, from San Diego, inquired in our Letters section about the lyrics to the song, “When It’s Nighttime In Nevada.”
Motorcycle riders have an open invitation at the historic Overland Hotel in Pioche. “The sign out front has a chopped Harley and says, ‘Bikers Welcome,’” says owner Candice Mortenson.
In January 1936, Nevada Highways and Parks—known today as Nevada Magazine—was introduced by the state highway department. The Silver State was hardly the tourist magnet it is now. Legalized gambling in Nevada was five years old, the population of Las Vegas was less than 8,000, and Hoover Dam was less than a year old.
Now, thanks to Online Nevada Encyclopedia, Internet users can observe the Strip’s 50-year transformation behind the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign in a matter of seconds, spend a day with a fourth-generation ranching family in Gardnerville, and order a drink at the Old Washoe Club in Virginia City. OK, the Web site’s not interactive to that degree, but the Media Gallery allows you to get so up close and personal with the inside of the historic bar that you can view the detail in the pictures on the wall.