In this canyon near Las Vegas, the rich resources, especially agave, were an abundant source of food and drew people to this canyon over thousands of years.
The ghost town of Death Valley Junction included a recreation hall used for dances, movies, and town meetings. In July of 1968, Marta Becket, a transplanted dancer from New York, discovered the recreation hall and began its transformation into the Amargosa Opera House.
In 1876 the mining district of Ward was the largest town in White Pine County. The Ward ores required the high burning temperature of charcoal for milling, prompting the construction of the charcoal ovens in the mid 1870s.
Water, geologic forces, and climatic changes combined to form Lehman Caves over the millennia. Really a single cave, Lehman Caves is located within Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada not far from the Utah border. A beautiful limestone cave with intriguing formations, Lehman Caves is known for its rare shield formations.
The McGill Drug Store was an operating drug store from 1915 until 1979 when it was closed along with the town’s largest employer, Kennecott Copper. But the owner left its inventory in place, and it sat untouched until the mid-1990s.
Travel 17 miles west of the neon canyons of Las Vegas and you’ll find the red sandstone formations of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Visited by more than a million people each year, this 195,819 acre area is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management.
There have been no ichthyosaurs swimming in the inland oceans of Nevada for 200 million years. But the 36 fossil specimens of the giant prehistoric reptiles found here have lent their name to the Nevada state fossil.
John Piper arrived in Virginia City in 1860 and opened the Old Corner Bar on this site. In 1867 he acquired Maguire’s Opera House, two blocks east. When that building was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1875, Piper built a new opera house next to his bar.
A collection of navigable 360° panoramas created by Howard Goldbaum, a professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Please join us as we travel all around the Silver State in virtual reality.