Archive for 'Elko'

Commercial Casino

Commercial Casino

Much folklore and ghost-lore enliven this grand dame of Elko, built in 1869. The Commercial is also the home of what may be the world’s largest dead polar bear, White King.

Old Lamoille Schoolhouse

Old Lamoille Schoolhouse

The old Lamoille Schoolhouse served the children of the area from 1923 until the school district was abolished in 1961.

The Silver Dollar Club

The Silver Dollar Club

What the Silver Dollar Club has going for it, according to one online review, is that “drinks are awesome and cheap!”

Northeastern Nevada Museum

Northeastern Nevada Museum

The Northeastern Nevada Museum’s Wanamaker Wildlife Wing contains Nevada’s largest collection of wild animals from around the world.

The Gallagher Ranch

The Gallagher Ranch

South of Elko, just east of the small community of Lamoille, the Gallagher Ranch has the majestic Ruby Mountains overlooking it.

Western Folklife Center

Western Folklife Center

The Pioneer Building at 501 Railroad Street in Elko is now the headquarters of the Western Folklife Center. Completed in 1912-1913, the current building was the largest retail and office building in Elko at that time.

Lamoille Presbyterian Church

Lamoille Presbyterian Church

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.

Star Basque Restaurant

Star Basque Restaurant

Pete and Mathilde Jauregui built Elko’s Star Hotel at 246 Silver Street in 1910. The Jaureguis operated the Star from 1910 through 1929. The Star is Elko’s solitary remaining ostatu (lodging).

Lamoille Canyon

Lamoille Canyon

Glacier-sculpted Lamoille Canyon is the largest valley in Elko County’s Ruby Mountains. Approximately 12 miles long, the canyon is only twenty minutes from Elko on Lamoille Canyon Road.

Elko Co. Courthouse

Elko Co. Courthouse

The original Elko County Courthouse was built in 1869 for $20,000. After its completion, the county commissioners refused to pay the builder an additional $240 for the locks in the building. The present building was built in 1910 and sits on the site of its predecessor.


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