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Nevada Wildflowers

Nevada Wildflowers As many know, Nevada has seen an abundantly wet winter this year, so it was a no-brainer to include a look at the bumper crop of beauty that can be found in our normally arid climate. While a desert state might not be the first place you’d think of when you go looking […]
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A Solitary Goal

During its 150 years of continuous operation the Nevada State Prison in Carson City played a significant role in the history of Nevada, protecting its citizens, influencing architecture, and amassing an impressive list of historically significant events. The prison now sits idle after closing its doors on May 12, 2012.
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Nevada Part I: The Unknown Territory

BY RON SOODALTER The establishment of Nevada as a territory, and eventually a state, is a long and dramatic story. It features every type of western character imaginable: Indians, Spanish friars, mountain men, explorers, surveyors, Santa Fe traders, prospectors, cowboys, railroaders, Mormons, desperadoes, and ladies of the demimonde. For some, Nevada merely represented a vast […]
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Camping… Rural Nevada Style

Camping… Rural Nevada Style BY NEVADA MAGAZINE We don’t know about you, but when we’re camping, we want to feel like we’re camping. We don’t want a lot of neighbors, and we surely don’t want to be bothered by our smart phones. We want isolation. We want peace. In Nevada, we have just that. Summer […]
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Backcountry Lakes

Backcountry Lakes BY MATTHEW B. BROWN On a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite like coming around the bend of a back road and arriving at a pristine mountain lake. “In the desert?,” you say? Yes, we specialize in dry and hot, but we also have a multitude of mountains. And tucked away in those […]
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Safe Havens

Nevada's wildlife sanctuaries rescue animals while educating and entertaining visitors.
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Gravel in Our Travel

Gravel in Our Travel Dirt roads abound in Nevada’s vast wide-open expanses. BY CHARLIE JOHNSTON As Nevada Magazine’s adventuring duo for more than five years, Editor Matthew B. Brown and I have covered more miles crisscrossing the Silver State in search of stories and photographs than either of us can rightly recall. Tens of thousands […]
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Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway in Nevada A CENTURY LATER, YOU CAN STILL ROAD TRIP ON THE “MAIN STREET ACROSS AMERICA.” BY P. GROVER CLEVELAND I’ve traveled stretches of dirt road nearly untouched since the early days of the last century, and yet they’re still perfectly drivable. I’ve camped where folks crossing the country in their overloaded […]