Once the rolling home of eccentric writers Lucius Beebe and his partner Charles Clegg, the Virginia City railcar began its life in 1928 as the Pullman car Crystal Peak.
The Eureka Sentinel Museum is housed in the 1879 Eureka Sentinel Newspaper Building. This structure was used as the newspaper office from 1879 until 1960.
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.
This view of the east side of the Eureka Historic District includes a mix of nineteenth-century structures plus some modern additions.
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.
Stillwater Marsh has sustained human life for as long as 6000 years. The marsh was home to a tribe of Northern Paiutes, called the Cattail-eaters, who thrived with the bounties of this desert oasis.
Known as the Mackay Mansion, this 1860s era home was actually built for the superintendent of the Gould and Curry Mine. John Mackay later bought the mine and the building.
At 13,063 feet in elevation, Wheeler Peak is the second highest mountain in the state. Located within Great Basin National Park, Wheeler is a part of the Snake Range, near the Utah border.
With its riches first located in1859, the Chollar Mine (later the Chollar-Potosi) was one of the leading producers on the Comstock. Over the next 80 years, miners blasted and carted out some $17 million in gold and silver.
On the morning of February 21, 2008, a 6.0 earthquake devastated the town’s historic Front Street district. Some twenty buildings were damaged, perhaps beyond repair.
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is at 7,000 feet on the western slope of central Nevada’s Shoshone mountain range. Berlin saw its heyday in 1908, diminishing to nothing by 1911. The total production of the Berlin mine was estimated to have been $849,000.
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.