Sarah Winnemucca: Paiute Princess & Indian Activist, Part II

Political and cultural activism has gained traction in the early 21st Century; the majority of the American people understand the need to better balance...

Sarah Winnemucca | Paiute Princess and Indian Activist, Part I

The compelling story of Sarah Winnemucca and her devotion to protecting the Paiute Tribe is a poignant tale of an old culture caught in...

2019: A Top 10 Winter For Water, Not Snow

Winter 2019 is finally winding down and even though the official water year isn’t over until Sept. 30, it’s a good time to review....

The Capitol Building | Truckee’s Heartbeat of History

These days Truckee boasts a thriving downtown; visitors and locals enjoy lively restaurants and bars, enticing gift shops and niche retail stores, all strung...

Celebrating the Transcontinental Railroad

On May 10, 1869, 150 years ago, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of Truckee and Donner Summit. The railroad made...

Celebrations for the Transcontinental Railroad

Dozens of events, art exhibits, programs and tours are planned throughout the season to celebration with 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. For a complete...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad, Part V

In its effort to construct the California portion of America’s first transcontinental railway, Central Pacific Railroad struggled to conquer the Sierra Nevada. It took...

Reno Rodeo’s Centennial

The Reno Rodeo is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 and the Nevada Historical Society is tipping its cap to the city’s longest running...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad, Part IV

This year, American train buffs are celebrating the May 10, 1869, completion of the world’s first transcontinental railroad. The 1862 Pacific Railroad Act was...

Building the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad | Part III

The United States’ Transcontinental Railroad represented a transportation revolution that stitched the country together from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, exponentially boosting communication, migration...