The Goldfield Hotel opened its doors in 1908, just a couple of years before the town’s mining boom was over. It was called in its day “the gem of the desert.”
When the Hotel Nevada in Ely was completed in 1929, owners claimed it to be the tallest building in Nevada – at six stories. Rooms rented for $1.50 and up, “All with private toilet; 85% with private bath.”
The ghost town of Death Valley Junction included a recreation hall used for dances, movies, and town meetings. In July of 1968, Marta Becket, a transplanted dancer from New York, discovered the recreation hall and began its transformation into the Amargosa Opera House.
The Truckee River Bike Path runs for 12 miles through downtown Reno to the eastern end of Sparks. Explore 27 spots along the trail in virtual reality.
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.
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.
Bilby’s subsidence crater resulted from a 249-kiloton atomic test, (equivalent to over 200,000 tons of TNT) which occurred on September 13, 1963.
From the transformer platform below Hoover Dam its imposing 726 foot height, the highest in the country, is evident. The structure extends 1,244 feet across Black Canyon and is 660-feet thick at its base.
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.