The Great Nevada Picture Hunt is now underway! Please read the NEW RULES before you submit, and good luck! Submit your images at the bottom of this page. DO NOT EMAIL THEM AS IN YEARS PAST - THOSE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 5 p.m. Pacific time.
For the pioneer of the mid-1800s leaving life behind to verify whispers of gold out west, the scene must've been something spectacular. In many cases, the ordinary family farm wagon was modified for the trip: hickory bows were affixed to the wagon bed and a canvas cloth was stretched over the top. The wagons in those days became known as prairie schooners, due to the cover’s resemblance to a boat’s sail. ... read more