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Yesterday: The Sabotage of Two Toed Pete

There was plenty of sporting money in Virginia City in 1891, and hundreds of people came by to see Leo and his keg of beer. Some, like Two Toed Pete, were willing to bet that Leo's mouth was bigger than his muscles.
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Las Vegas’ Westside Story

For five months in 1955, Las Vegas’ Westside District was an unlikely center of African American entertainment, culture, and optimism. The source was the city’s new Moulin Rouge Hotel, which opened at a time when racism was rampant across the nation.   
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Robbery at Rawhide

One of the West's last stagecoach robberies reads like a good heist novel: the criminal duo, the masked hold up, a posse, good old-fashioned police work, and swift justice. However, this 1907 robbery ends on a mysterious note.
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Yesterday: The Orange Rock Down Vegas Way

 In 1924, a San Francisco family relocated to an isolated homestead in remote Nevada. The author remembers the family Studebaker rumbling down cow trails, weekly trips to town for provisions, and a mysterious orange rock behind her home.
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Revitalizing Sutro Tunnel

The Sutro Tunnel in northern Nevada is an engineering marvel. Along with other sites within the Comstock Historic District, it served to put Nevada at the center of mining technology, politics, and finance in the mid 1800s.
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The Disaster at Mazuma

When a sudden cloudburst bursts over the small towns of Seven Troughs and Mazuma, residents had only seconds to evacuate out of the raging torrent. After the flood waters rushed through the canyon, a town was completely destroyed.
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Austin Adventures

Two friends embark on America's Loneliest Highway to prove that they're not boring. Along the way they'll encounter history, spontaneous wine walks, wild burros, and an appreciate for the rugged landscape in the heart of the Great Basin.
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A Paradise Named Galena

For outdoor recreation, Galena Creek Regional Park outside Reno is a splendid, outdoor playground that’s hard to beat during any season—but especially autumn. Moreover, Galena has a historical Nevada notch that's not so well-known.
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A Preppie in Pioche

After hitchhiking cross-country from my family's home in New Rochelle, New York, I landed in Salt Lake City looking for a job—any job a husky kid could get. The "men wanted" newspaper ads called for muckers in a Nevada mine. I walked to the hiring office of Combined Metals near my hotel. It was the first of May 1946. I was still a teenager, not long out of Kiski Prep near Pittsburgh.
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The Sagebrush School

Nevada’s first generation of writers and journalists ushered in a golden age of literature in the West. BY CORY MUNSON On a cold December night in the town of Mormon Station, two men slotted the final components of their printing press into place. Their press assembled, they pulled out their letterboxes and set up, letter […]
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Yesterday: Dam Historic Places

Yesterday: Dam Historic Places. Hoover Dam is Nevada's most famous river barrier, but other dams in the state have historic foundations, too. In honor of Hoover's 60th birthday, following are some of the Silver State's most noteworthy dams.  
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Yesterday: The Making of ‘The Misfits’

In 1961, eager movie buffs filled theaters across the country for the debut of "The Misfits." Shot entirely on location in and around Reno, the movie had all the makings of a blockbuster. Directed by John Huston and written by Arthur Miller, it starred Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, with Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, and Mont­gomery Cliff sharing the bill. The story was based on Nevada reality. In 1956 Miller, seeking a divorce, spent his six weeks' resid­ency in a cabin near Pyramid Lake. While there he met three Nevada mustangers who impressed him as being "the last three unreconstructed originals in the United States."