08 Oct Hotel Nevada
When the Hotel Nevada in Ely was completed in 1929, owners claimed it to be the tallest building in Nevada – at six stories. Rooms rented for $1.50 and up, “All with private toilet; 85% with private bath.” Gambling was privately available twenty-four hours a day. Patrons today will find historical photos of local scenes hanging throughout the ground floor. Display cases with guns, swords, rattlesnakes, and many other items can be viewed in the gaming area. The wooden walls exhibit brands and names of area ranches, created when the owners brought their branding irons and gathered together to burn them into the wood.