May – June 2014

Issue Cover May – June 2014

What’s Inside

Editor's Note - May/June 2014

Take a Bow, Mr. Brown I know that everyone is used to seeing Matthew B. Brown's musings in this space; however, it is with heavy hearts that we at Nevada Magazine ha ... read more

Heavenly Hot Springs

Nevada’s geothermal activity offers serene soaking experiences. BY ERIC CACHINERO There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a hot bath after a long day hiking or skiing in the Silver State. Though Nevada certainly has its share of luxurious spas offering soothing mineral baths, visiting one of the approximately 300 natural hot sp ... read more

Railroad Town

Established as a railroad town on the swamps east of Reno, this Nevada community has shimmered for more than a century. BY ERIC CACHINERO | May/June 2014 Although Sparks is often overlooked in the annals of Nevada history, the story of the development of this railroad town is as strong as the steel from which its tracks were forged. In its earl ... read more

Nevada Part V: War, Whiskey, and Wild Times!

Combat, prohibition, and the emergence of Las Vegas shape the next era in Nevada’s history. BY RON SOODALTER With the twentieth century came developments in travel, communication, and international commerce that had shrunk the globe, involving virtually every nation in one another’s affairs—and the United States was no exception. World Wa ... read more

Ward Charcoal Ovens

Desert beehives protect a slice of mining history. BY ALLEN WOOLDRIDGE | May/June 2014 In 1872, two brothers traveled from Pioche to the railroad town of Toano in Elko County, looking for lost oxen along Willow Creek. The brothers stumbled upon silve ... read more

Wild Nevada

WE EXPLORE SEVERAL TREASURES THAT MAKE THE OUTDOORS IN NEVADA SO GREAT. COMPILED & EDITED BY NEVADA MAGAZINE One of the most magnificent features of Nevada is our great outdoors. Whether you’re reeling in a rainbow trout as the sun fades behind the majestic Lamoille Canyon walls or conquering the frost-tipped Arc Dome peak, Nevada is brimmi ... read more

On The Road To Cowboy Poetry

I was insistent upon driving to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko this year. Having lived in Nevada since 1997 and in Las Vegas since 1998, I knew I was missing out on the unique history of the state by always heading to an airport instead of hopping in a car when traveling. ... read more

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