Las Vegas casinos have donated many of their signature Las Vegas signs to the Neon Museum for its outdoor gallery of restored neon at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd. and Fremont St. The museum’s “Neon Boneyard” is a nearby three-acre site enclosing more than 150 historic, non-restored signs.
The ruins of the Sand Springs Pony Express Station are located just south of the Sand Mountain Recreation Area, 20 miles east of Fallon.
This view of the east side of the Eureka Historic District includes a mix of nineteenth-century structures plus some modern additions.
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.
The Washoe Club dates to the early 1860s. It was a high class “two-bit bar,” where a glass of whiskey or a cigar cost twenty-five cents. As one of the finer saloons, the Washoe Club’s furnishings, including the bar and tin ceiling, were among the most elegant on the Comstock.
Established in 1905, the First Presbyterian Church of Lamoille was in decline thirty years later. By the mid 1950s, attendance dwindling, the Nevada Presbytery dissolved the congregation.
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 Virginal City cemetery of today appears nothing like it did during the bonanza years of the Comstock. It was once a lush parkland, composed of more than a dozen different burial grounds.
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.