March – April 2018
Our trip took us to Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Gold Butte National Monument, and inside this issue you’ll find a story about the resurgence of magic shows in Las Vegas, plus a gorgeous look at one of Nevada’s three national monuments. Look for the magic on page 22, and Gold Butte can be found on page 56.
Our yearlong train coverage brings two stories this issue; the first is on the advent of the two rail lines that fought to be the first to lay tracks to Ryholite and the Bullfrog Mining District. You can find that story on page 64. The second is on the first train robbery in the West, which happened near Verdi and Reno; read about the heist on page 72.
For history buffs, we have a couple of stories about Nevadans who left their mark on our area. Sam Davis was a Comstock journalist who worked in newspapers and Nevada government until his passing. His story is on page 28. Snowshoe Thompson is a legendary figure who always fascinates. The tales of his heroism and selflessness are well earned, and you can read about them on page 34.
Another bonus about Nevada roadtrips is all the fascinating places and people that exist in between destinations. Cold Springs Station sits on The Loneliest Road in America, and this Nevada resort deserves a stop on anyone’s itinerary. Read about this delicious and welcoming place on page 42.