At the edge of the known world of Burning Man, near the last spoke of the wheel, before the fence that defines the beginning of the Forbidden Zone of the deep Playa, the Lounge at the End of the World played music from sunrise to sunrise.
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.
Frederick William Stock began homesteading in Paradise Valley in 1864. His first dwelling was a sod house. 1920s to 1950s improvements included the construction of the stone outbuildings featured here.
On May 8, 1953, flying overhead at 19,000 feet, a B-50 bomber dropped a 27-kiloton nuclear device. Detonating at 2,323 feet, the bomb blew sections of the railroad trestle from its foundation and bent the girders.
The ruins of the Sand Springs Pony Express Station are located just south of the Sand Mountain Recreation Area, 20 miles east of Fallon.
A rivalry with neighboring Humboldt County prompted the commissioners of Pershing County to plan a courthouse in Lovelock that would put that of their northern neighbor to shame. Frederick J. DeLongchamps, the premiere Nevada architect of the day, was commissioned to design the structure.
The U.S. Army established Fort Churchill in July 1860 to protect wagon roads and settlers in the region following the bloody battles that year of the Pyramid Lake War between local miners and settlers, and the Northern Paiutes and their allies.
Lovelock Cave was intermittently occupied by Native Americans from approximately 3,500 years ago until the middle of the 19th century. It is considered by archaeologists to be one of the most important sites in the history of North American archaeology.
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.