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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Historic water pipeline to Virginia City

Nevada’s famed Comstock bonanza fizzled out in the 1880s, but during its heyday it spun off historic engineering marvels that still survive today. Brilliant...

Tahoe’s historic golf courses

  Renowned as a golfer’s paradise, the Tahoe Sierra is home to more than 30 beautiful courses that offer stunning views and challenging fairways, many...

Jesse Lee Reno: Civil War Hero

There are a handful of towns in the United States named after General Jesse Lee Reno, a Civil War hero who died fighting for...

Verdi Train Robbery, Part II

In Part I, a gang of desperadoes pulled off the first train robbery in the West and escaped with more than $41,000 in gold...

Bill Watson

Thunderbird Lodge is teeming with activity as construction workers are bustling around, gardeners are tending to the foliage, the chefs are cooking up breakfast...

Verdi Train Robbery: Part I

Most motorists driving past the small town of Verdi never give much thought about this little community located on the Nevada side of the...

Death knell for Tom Bell

In the early 1850s, a former medical doctor and his gang of violent road agents terrorized travelers in the gold rush camps of the...

Robert M. Watson: Tahoe City Lawman

Robert “Bob” Montgomery Watson, an important and influential early resident at North Lake Tahoe, was appointed Tahoe City’s first constable in 1906 at the...

Ten Miles in One Day: A Railroading Marvel

Shortly before the American Civil War, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman visited northern California. He pronounced that building a railroad over the rugged Sierra Nevada...

Reno’s effort inspired Squaw Valley Olympics

The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition is working hard to land the 2026 Winter Games for the Tahoe Sierra region. They’re not alone in...