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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.
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In Las Vegas, Vintage is the New Modern

If you’re a psychedelic soul born in the modern age, or just looking for a stunning hard-to-find ensemble, look no further than the Arts District in newly revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Stretched along 18 blocks and just 1 mile from The Strip, the Arts District has been the beating heart of art and culture of Vegas since its establishment in 1998.
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Yesterday: Potosi Mine

High up in the mountain, 35 miles southwest of Las Vegas, is found one of the places most sig­nificant to Nevada's early history. This is the old Potosi Mine, the first lode mine ever worked in the state. Located near 8,504-foot Potosi Mountain, south of Las Vegas off the highway to Pahrump, the old mine is but a short distance from the historic Old Spanish Trail. An unpaved dirt road leads to Potosi and to travel over it a Jeep or pick­up truck is advised.
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Iconic Las Vegas Sign Turns 60  

Imagine driving into Las Vegas, and being greeted by a sign that reads “Welcome to Las Vegas The Gateway to Boulder Dam.” If your drive took place before 1959, that’s what you would have seen at the intersection of Fremont and Main Streets. It wasn’t until the 1950s when the golden age of neon signage—and today’s iconic sign—began on the Las Vegas Strip
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Yesterday: Nevada Mines Yield Great Wealth

This story originally ran in the May/June 1939 issue of Nevada Magazine. Mining has been recognized as one of Nevada’s major industries since the very beginning of its settlement. From the time when gold was first discovered at the mouth of Gold Creek Canyon, near Dayton, in Lyon County, back in 1849, down to the present […]