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 Gold Hill Depot of the V&T Railroad was completed in September 1869. The station served passengers and freight, and was also a telegraph station. In 1938 the locomotive Reno pulled the last V&T train out of Virginia City and Gold Hill.
The hillsides west of Soldier Meadows Ranch rise up gently to the Applegate emigrant trail up through High Rock Canyon. Along the way there are several hot spring features that must’ve been a welcome respite for the emigrants in their wagon trains.
Family-style Basque meals are served daily at the Winnemucca Hotel & Bar, hosted by Michael Lynne Olana in this 2008 photograph.
Water was first brought to the Comstock by natural springs and wells nearby. Usually, however, by autumn the water supply became insufficient. An audacious solution was proposed: to bring water from the ample snow-melt sources high up in the Sierras across the Washoe Valley.
Once the center of a mining district of 25,000 people, Hamilton now sits deserted ten miles off Hwy. 50 in White Pine County, between Eureka and Ely.
The north-eastern side of the Santa Rosa mountains shelter the ranching district of Paradise Valley on three sides. The valley was named, according to local legend, when prospectors came into the green valley after months of working in the dry dust of the high desert.
Since its opening in 2004, Reno’s Whitewater Park has attracted kayakers, tubers, rafters, and swimmers to the Truckee River where it runs through the downtown area. Its 7,000 tons of rocks and boulders provide landscaping and seats for spectators.
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.