During the height of the Comstock, this cemetery served the burial needs for Virginia City’s thriving Jewish community. When the city’s population began to shrink, the cemeteries, including the Hebrew cemetery, fell into disrepair.
The Petroglyph Canyon trail in Valley of Fire State Park traverses a box canyon to its terminus near “Mouse’s Tank,” a natural basin named for a Southern Paiute who allegedly used the area as a hideout in the 1890s.
In May of 2013 we drove 2.5 hours from Reno toward the Black Rock Desert and then began a 7-mile hike up about 1,000 feet to the top of this spectacularly scenic granite plateau misnamed “The Lava Beds.”
Spencer Hot Springs consists of a series of pools, each one conveniently separated by enough landscape to provide privacy. The best may be the stone-lined pool on a rise with a commanding view of the Big Smokey Valley, the Toiyabe Range to the west and the Toquima Range to the east.
This view of the east side of the Eureka Historic District includes a mix of nineteenth-century structures plus some modern additions.
After nearly five years of construction, in often abominable conditions, the Central Pacific Railroad broke through the summit of the Sierra Nevada at Donner Pass in the spring of 1868.
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.
Dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway spanned America from New York’s Times Square City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This quarter-mile section of pavement is intact, but abandoned.
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. Flash required.