Nevada Tag

The cemetery, overlooking Spring Valley, is nearly all that remains of the mining town of Osceola, located near Great Basin National Park on the western slopes of Mt. Wheeler at 7,500 ft....

This small snow-melt basin below Mt. Rose was named for James Church, the University of Nevada Reno professor who in 1909 devised a way to determine the water content of mountain snow....

The Washoe Club dates to the early 1860s. It was a high class bar, where a glass of whiskey or a cigar cost twenty-five cents. The furnishings were among the most elegant on the Comstock....

John Piper came to Virginia City in 1860 and opened a bar on this site. In 1867 he bought Maguire’s Opera House, which then burned in 1875. He built this new opera house next to his bar....

In 1902 the discovery of an immense source of copper ore lead to the founding of Ruth. Its mining boom rivaled the bonanzas of precious metals on the western side of the state....

Known as the Mackay Mansion, this 1860s era home was actually built for the superintendent of the Gould and Curry Mine. John Mackay later bought the mine and the building....