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Headwaters of the Amargosa

The Amargosa is one of the world’s longest underground rivers. For 185 miles, it flows largely unseen through parts of southern Nevada and southeastern California, except where it occasionally surfaces to create ecologically rich oases.
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Yesterday: Nevada Tourist Roads are Calling You

This story originally appeared in the January/February 1946 issue of Nevada Highways and Parks. Americans have at last emerged from the A-card era and entered the “fill ‘er up” stage. The Great War has ended. Gas rationing is out, tires are much easier to get with good prospects for future supplies. New cars, with trimmer lines and post-war styles, are beginning to show themselves on the highways.
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Your Favorite Nevada Road

Each issue we showcase what we love about Nevada. Well, now it’s your turn. We’re dedicating these pages to our readers this year, and we’re asking you to share images of your Nevada favorites. We’ll pick a theme (see below) and let our readers lead the way! We asked to see your favorite road and we love the responses. Nevada offers incredibly diverse landscapes, with dirt and paved roads allowing you to explore.
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Reflections of The War Comet

The skies above Fort Churchill have been illuminated by several comets.   STORY & PHOTOS BY BRAD BRIGHTON Dark sky and desolation. Ruins of a once sturdy daily life cling (with some help from park restoration) to this patch of dusty frontier. Rather than simply remind us of better times of the area, the remains […]
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‘Odyssey of a Ghost Town Explorer’ Book Onsale

Nevada Magazine is proud to release the “Odyssey of a Ghost Town Explorer” coffee table book. The 224-page book details more than 12,000 miles of travel entirely within the state of Nevada searching for ghost towns.
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Editor’s Note

The purpose of an editor’s note can vary from publication to publication, but I’ve always thought of it as a way to get a little personal and share some insight about what’s going on in my head as we create the coming issue.
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Yesterday: Good Roads Aid Human Progress

The desire for good roads and highways is not a new one. As soon as man discovered the wheel and its possibilities, immediately he yearned for good roads, and, step by step, secured them.
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Ansel in Incline

In the year 1938, Lake Tahoe was a very different place than what we see today. The forests were recovering from being clear cut in the late 1800s; the highway was a narrow, winding road; and few people lived year-round in Incline Village. The first tunnel had been blasted through Cave Rock, improving access, but still a trip around Lake Tahoe was not a trivial excursion. This didn’t stop a young photographer named Ansel Adams from making the trip.
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Yesterday: A Woman of Breeding

Molly Flagg Knudtsen gave up the good life for the great life—raising cows on her ranch near Austin. This story first appeared in the September/October issue of Nevada Magazine. By ALICE M. GOOD The slender woman wipes the blood off her knife with a sponge and waits for the three cowhands to bring another calf […]
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Editor’s Note

My note last issue was titled “Looking For Solid Ground.” As I sit here in my dining room, working from home and wondering how our current situation will resolve, I find myself once again looking for something solid to stand on. For the record, it’s April 2.
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Yesterday: The Arrowhead Man

Fallon man walked with a keen eye for yet another find so that the past would not be lost to the present…or to the future. STORY AND PHOTOS BY BRENDAN WESLEY This story first appeared in the No. 2 1976 issue of Nevada Magazine Nevada law forbids excavation or exploration of his­toric and prehistoric sites […]
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Yesterday: Driving Into History

In 1909 pioneer motorist Alice Ramsey took an automobile, and women drivers, a long way. BY PHILLIP I. EARL This story first appeared in the April 1992 issue of Nevada Magazine.    Three quarters of a century ago, women drivers were viewed not only as a danger to themselves and others but also as a […]
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Through the Lens: Lamoille Canyon

  BY MEGG MUELLER Nevada Magazine has run stories about Lamoille Canyon for more than 70 years. We’ve written about Lamoille Canyon in the winter, summer, spring, and fall. We’ve covered the hikes, the skiing, the camping, and the wildflowers. We’ve written about the Ruby Mountains where the 12-mile canyon was formed, dug many ice […]
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Yesterday: Steamers of Tahoe

The first man-made craft to ply the crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe were the crude but efficient canoes of the Washoe Indians who lived on its shores. Trappers’ skiffs carrying furs and trade goods appeared in the mid-1840s and in 1856 the first sail-driven yacht was launched on the mountain lake. Two 28-foot whaleboats built […]
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M Cave and the Unexplained Disappearance of Kenny Veach

“That aint nothing. I am a long distance hiker. One time during one of my hikes out by Nellis Air Force Base, I found a hidden cave. The entrance to the cave was shaped like a perfect capital M. I always enter every cave I find, but as I began to enter this particular cave, my whole body began to vibrate. The closer I got to the cave entrance, the worse the vibrating became. Suddenly I became very scared and high-tailed it out of there. That was one of the strangest things that ever happened to me.”
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Yesterday: The Day of the Gunfighter

The marshal waited alone in the sunbaked street. In his lean and tapered frame, he had the air of a mail relaxed. But behind the quiet eyes in the clean-shaven face, there was an inward tension like a coiled watch spring. His hands hung ready by the twin gun butts in their hoisters. Across the dusty street, the outlaw pushed through the saloon doors.