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The Nevada Observer, as a public service, offers this electronic reading room for the convenience of researchers and people interested in the history of the State of Nevada.

The library consists of scanned documents relating to recurring problems, events in and aspects of present-day and historic Nevada. From time to time, the selections in The Nevada Observer's electronic reading room will be rotated or updated.

The staff of The Nevada Observer hope that these selections will raise public consciousness about corruption and ethical issues in state government, as well as the rich heritage of our State, and hope that you, the reader, will find them interesting and helpful.

All scans, proofing and formatting Copyright © Nevada Observer LLC 2003-2013.


Latest Additions

Nevada History:

How Western Utah Became Nevada Territory

Reports of Capt. Rufus Ingalls to the U. S. Army Quartermaster General, from Annual Report of the Secretary of War 1855 (Steptoe Expedition)

Extracts and Army Affairs in Utah Territory, from Annual Report of the Secretary of War 1857-58

Extracts and Condition of Army Affairs in Utah Territory, from the Annual Report of the Secretary of War, 1858-59, House Executive Documents, 35th Cong., 2d Sess. vol. 2

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Nevada History:

Across Nevada in 1850

James Abbey, Nevada excerpt from California. A Trip Across the Plains, in the Spring of 1850 (1850)

Franklin Langworthy, Nevada excerpt from Scenery of the plains, mountains and mines, or, A diary kept upon the overland route to California, by way of the Great Salt Lake (1855)

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1865

"X. Y. Z.", Letter from Austin, Nevada, Sacramento Union, March 4, 1865

"S. A. W.", The Experiences of a Reese-Riverite in New York City, Alta California, July 30, 1865

"H. W. R.", Letter from the Reese River Mines, Alta California, August 28, 1865

"H.", Our Reese River Letter, Alta California, September 1, 1865

Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, October 3, 1865

1866

J. Ross Browne, The Reese River Country, from Adventures in the Apache Country (1871)

Looking Back

E. F. Skinner, Life in Austin, from The Reminiscences of Emory Fiske Skinner (1908)

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Nevada History:

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1864

"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, April 30, 1864

The Alleged Wrongs Done to the Reese River Mines by San Francisco Companies, Alta California editorial, April 30, 1864

"Vortex," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, May 10, 1864

"Toppa," Letter from Clinton, Reese River, N. T., Alta California, May 27, 1864

Lot Lovell, Letter from Amador District, N. T., Alta California, June 4, 1864

Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, June 11, 1864

Paul Jones, Letter from Reese River, Alta California, June 18, 1864

"Yoppa," The Revised Mining Laws of Smoky Valley District, Alta California, June 22, 1864

"Austin," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, June 23, 1864

"Yoppa," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, July 18, 1864

"Silver Bar," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, August 1, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, August 5, 1864

"X. Y. Z.", Letter from Austin, Sacramento Union, August 12, 1864

Agriculture in Lander County, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Alta California, August 14, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, August 15, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Austin, N. T., Sacramento Union, August 30, 1864

"Chester," Letter from Austin, N. T., Sacramento Union, September 5, 1864

"Veritas," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 1, 1864

The Farming Prospects of Lander County, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Alta California, October 7, 1864

"Yoppa," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, October 17, 1864

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Nevada History:

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1864



"J.", Letter from Austin, Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, January 12, 1864

"Vellum," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, January 14, 1864


"Yappa," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, February 23, 1864


"Brak Bimeleck," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, February 29, 1864


"W.", Letter from Amador District, Reese River, Alta California, March 2, 1864


"Viator", Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, March 14, 1864


"Yoppa," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, March 16, 1864


"H.", Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, March 22, 1864


"Forever," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, March 23, 1864


"J. B. S.", Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, March 28, 1864


"Pioneer," The Reese River Mines, Alta California, March 30, 1864


"Yappa," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 4, 1864


"J. M.", Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 9, 1864


"Mineral," Letter from Summit District, Reese River, Alta California, April 13, 1864


"Veritas," Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 18, 1864


"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, April 19, 1864


Duel at Austin between Billy Mulligan and Tom Coleman — Election Bet, Sacramento Union, April 21, 1864


Lot Lovell, Letter from Reese River, N. T., Alta California, April 23, 1864


"Yoppa," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 25, 1864


"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, April 26, 1864

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Nevada History:

Letters from Reese River (cont.)

1863

"Anon.", A Visit to the Big Creek District, Reese River, Alta California, October 18, 1863

"Vidi," Letter from Austin, Reese River, Alta California, October 19, 1863


"A.", Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, October 21, 1863


"Incognito," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 22, 1863


Judge P. B. Ladd, Reese River: A Warning to those who think of Wintering at Reese River, Alta California, October 23, 1863


"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 25, 1863


"A.", Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 29, 1863


Dr. T. M. Morton, Reese River Mines, Alta California, November 4, 1863


"X. Y. Z.", Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, November 12, 1863


"Cariboo," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, November 26, 1863


"J.", Letter from Reese River, Sacramento Union, November 27, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 7, Alta California, November 30, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 9, Alta California, December 2, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 10, Alta California, December 3, 1863


"Vidi," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, December 4, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 11, Alta California, December 4, 1863


"Jasper," The Reese River Country No. 12, Alta California, December 7, 1863

"Y. P.", Letter from Smoky Valley, Lander County, N. T., Alta California, December 12, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, December 28, 1863

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

From Honey Lake Valley, Shasta Courier and Shasta Republican articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 30, 1856

Murder on the Merced River, Stockton Argus article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 10, 1857

Reward for a Murderer, San Joaquin Republican article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 10, 1857

"Jerry," Correspondence of the Democrat, Placerville Mountain Democrat, June 26, 1858

"Quis," Correspondence of the Democrat, Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 3, 1858

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Letters from Reese River

1862

Silver Mines in Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, October 15, 1862

From the Veatch Mines, Virginia City Union article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 26, 1862

1863

"Anon.", Notes of a Trip to Washoe En Route to Reese River #1, Alta California, March 15, 1863

"More Anon.", Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 3, 1863

"Shoshone," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 12, 1863

Dr. James P. Greves, Letter from Reese River, Alta California, April 23, 1863

"Reese River," Our Letter from Reese River, Alta California, August 3, 1863

"Speranza," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, August 31, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from the Reese River Mines, Alta California, September 3, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, September 6, 1863

"Reese River Miner," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, September 19, 1863

Total Oversight, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in Reese River Items, Alta California, October 4, 1863

"Anon.", To Reese River on Horseback, Alta California, October 14, 1863

"Pioneer," Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 16, 1863

"Anon.", Letter from Reese River, Alta California, October 17, 1863

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

Part 4 1858-59

 Later from Carson Valley, Placerville Index article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 3, 1858

Murder at Honey Lake Valley, Butte Record article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 7, 1858

Honey Lake, La Porte Mountain Messenger article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 14, 1858

Great Excitement at Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 17, 1858

Carson Valley, Sacramento Bee article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 18, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 18, 1858

From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 19, 1858

Later From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, June 22, 1858

The People's Court in Carson Valley, Placerville Register article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 25, 1858

The Execution in Carson Valley, Placerville Mountain Democrat editorial, June 26, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union July 2, 1858

Placerville News, Sacramento Bee article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 7, 1858

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, July 11, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, July 16, 1858

Later from Carson Valley, Placerville Register article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 26, 1858

Vigilance Affairs at Carson Valley, Placerville Register article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 2, 1858

Henry Van Sickle, Killing of Thornton, excerpt from "Utah Desperadoes," in Nevada Historical Society Papers vol. 1 1913-1916 (1917)

Emanuel Penrod, Recollections, excerpt from (ed.) Austin E. Hutcheson, "A Life of Fifty Years in Nevada: The Memoirs of Penrod of the Comstock Lode," published in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, vol. 1, No. 2 (1957) and No. 3 (1958)

Asa Merrill Fairfield, The Murder of Henry Gordier, from Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California (1916)

Massacres of 1859, excerpt from Message of the President of the United States (Mountain Meadows Massacre), Senate Ex. Doc. No. 42, 36th Cong., 1st Sess. (1860)

Date Unknown

Elijah Nicholas Wilson, Old Morogonai's Tale, from Among the Shoshones (1910)

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

1855 Bureau of Indian Affairs Correspondence on LDS Missionaries to the Indians, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1857

Later From Carson Valley - Interesting Intelligence from the Plains and Mountains, Sacramento Union, August 23, 1856 

The Murder on the Summit, Placerville American article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 26, 1856

Arrival of Emigrants, Sacramento Union, September 1, 1856

The Mountain Murder, Volcano Ledger article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 1, 1856

The Mysterious Murder on the Summit of the Sierra Nevada, Placerville American article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 15, 1856

Another Version of the Summit Murder, Sacramento Union, September 16, 1856

The Summit Murder, Jackson Sentinel article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 29, 1856

Part 3 1857

By Telegraph to the Union – Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, August 15, 1857

Later from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, August 17, 1857

From the Plains — Indian Hostilities, Sacramento Union, August 18, 1857

By Telegraph to the Union - Arrival of Emigrants at Placerville, Sacramento Union, August 22, 1857

Frank Denver, Later From Humboldt Valley, Sacramento Union, August 25, 1857

William Audley Maxwell, Incidents on the Humboldt, 1857, from Crossing the Plains: Days of '57, A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-Team Method (1915) Part 1 (Chapters 1-6); Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)

By Telegraph to the Union - Later From Carson Valley and the Plains, Sacramento Union, August 31, 1857

From the Plains, Downieville Citizen and Marysville Express articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 10, 1857

Killing Affair on the Humboldt, Nevada City Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 10, 1857

News From D. O. Mills' Party, Sacramento Union, September 15, 1857

Further From the Plains, Sierra Citizen article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 17, 1857

Hung, Volcano Ledger article reprinted in the Alta California, September 22, 1857

Late From Honey Lake, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 28, 1857

White Indians, Nevada City Journal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 3, 1857

From the Honey Lake Route, Marysville Inquirer article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 6, 1857 

Indian Difficulties on the Humboldt, Placerville Argus article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 6, 1857

Still They Come, Marysville Inquirer article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 7, 1857

The Arrests at Honey Lake, Marysville Herald article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 7, 1857

From Pitt River, Marysville Inquirer article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 8, 1857

Horse Thieves and Their Rendezvous, Yreka Union article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 10, 1857

"Semper Paratus," Letter from Weaverville, Alta California, October 10, 1857

Mysterious Murder, San Andres Independent article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 12, 1857

Re-captured, Sacramento Union, October 12, 1857

From the Plains, Nevada City Journal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 17, 1857

Indicted, Shasta Courier article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 19, 1857

More Immigrant Arrivals, Sacramento Union, October 20, 1857 

Carson Valley Matters, Alta California, October 21, 1857

Carson Valley, Democratic State Journal article reprinted in the Alta California, October 21, 1857

"F. D.", El Dorado Correspondence, Sacramento Union, October 27, 1857 

Latest From the Plains, Sacramento Union, October 29, 1857

Additional from the Plains, San Andres Independent article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 31, 1857

 Additional from Carson Valley and the Plains, Placerville Argus articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 2, 1857

Military Posts – Indians, Sacramento Union editorial, November 11, 1857

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

"X," Great Salt Lake Correspondence, Sacramento Union, June 4, 1852

From Carson Valley, El Dorado News article republished by the San Francisco Herald, June 20, 1852

Part 2 1854-56

Gov. Brigham Young, Emigration, Deseret News, July 13, 1854

Justice on the Plains, Grass Valley Telegraph article reprinted in the Alta California, September 9, 1854

Oliver B. Huntington, A Trip to Ruby Valley, from Eventful Narratives (1887)

Later From the Plains, Sacramento Union, October 9, 1854

Overland Immigration, Sacramento Union, October 28, 1854

Jules Remy, Humboldt River Trading Posts in 1855, from A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City, vol. 1 (1861)

From Carson Valley, Placerville Mountain Democrat, August 11, 1855

News from Agent Hurt and Party, Deseret News, June 18, 1856

Arrival of the Senator — Charges Against the Mormons at San Bernardino, San Diego Herald article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, June 25, 1856

The Charge Against the Mormons at San Bernardino, Los Angeles Star article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 11, 1856

Organized Band of Horse Thieves, Sacramento Union, August 1, 1856

The Horse Thieves in Honey Lake Valley, Quincy Old Mountaineer article reprinted in Sacramento Union, August 5, 1856

Letter from Dr. Garland Hurt, Indian Agent, to Gov. Brigham Young, Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated September 1856, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1856

Fight With Robbers in Carson Valley, Placerville Age article reprinted in Sacramento Union, September 6, 1856

Execution of Highwaymen — Confession, Sacramento Union, September 12, 1856

Latest From Carson Valley, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 6, 1856

Outrage on the Plains, Placerville American article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 24, 1856

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Nevada History:

Early Nevada Banditti

Part 1 1851-53

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated September 21, 1851, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1851

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated November 10, 1851, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated March 29, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated May 2, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated May 8, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

El Dorado County Correspondence, Sacramento Union, June 21, 1852

El Dorado County Correspondence, Sacramento Union, June 29, 1852

Late and Interesting News from Salt Lake and Carson Valley, Democratic State Journal article reprinted in the Alta California, June 27, 1852

W. Graham, The Hibbard Tragedy, Sacramento Union, July 10, 1852

Thomas Turnbull, Diary entry for July 26, 1852, from T. Turnbull's Travels from the United States across the Plains to California (1913)

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Luke Lea, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, dated August 30, 1852, from Letters Received by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, National Archives

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated September 25, 1852, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1852

From Carson Valley, Alta California, August 13, 1853

Important Information, Sacramento Union, August 29, 1853

Letter from Indian Agent Jacob H. Holeman to Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, dated September 30, 1853, from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1853

Robbers on the Humboldt, San Francisco Evening Journal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 14, 1853

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Here's to Mom

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Nevada History:

John Carr, Across Nevada in 1850, from Pioneer Days in California (1891)

Acts Relating to Carson County, Utah Territory 1854-57

Territory of Nevada, House Report No. 375, 35th Cong., 1st Sess. (1858)

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Regional History:

Lincoln Steffens, The Taming of the West, The American Magazine, part 1, September 1907; part 2, October 1907

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Waco Pays His Taxes

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Edward Waterman Townsend, The New Editor, from Chimmie Fadden, Major Max and Other Stories (1895)

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Nevada History:

They Were Colorful

The Fitch-Goodman Duel

The Draper-Eichelroth Duel

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Con H. Peterson, In the Honey Lake Valley, The Californian Illustrated Magazine, January 1893

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John Finlay, Tonopah, The Overland Monthly, January 1903

James J. Stinchcomb, Nevada's Progress, The Overland Monthly, June 1903

Winifred Black, Gold of the Burning Desert, Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 1905

Ralph D. Paine, The Gold Camps of the Desert, Outing Magazine, June 1906

Ralph D. Paine, The Men of the Untamed Desert, Outing Magazine, July, 1906

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Hardboiled Eggs

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Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 5, Salt Lake Tribune, May 3, 1885

Nevada History:

Alexander Toponce, A Winter in Nevada 1867-68, from Reminiscences of Alexander Toponce, Pioneer, 1839-1923 (1923)

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Nevada Politics

Fair's Fight With Sutro, New York Sun, January 21, 1881

America's Only Pocket Borough, New York Sun, July 5, 1885

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They Were Colorful

John Carr, Anecdotes of Sen. John P. Jones, from Pioneer Days in California (1891)

Three Men and a Brick, Los Angeles Herald story reprinted in the San Francisco Call, February 13, 1891

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On The Comstock

Theodore H. Hittell, The Big Bonanza, Part 1, The Land of Sunshine, September 1899, Part 2, The Land of Sunshine, October 1899

Isaac F. Marcosson, The Romance of the Comstock Lode, Part 1, Munsey's Magazine, May 1910; Part 2, Munsey's Magazine, June 1910

T. A. Rickard, The Comstock of To-Day, Cassier's Magazine, September 1901

Mabel Beazell, Half a Mile Below the Surface on the Comstock, The Overland Monthly, June 1903

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

The Colorful Truckee River: A piece of Nevada history?

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Dan De Quille, Didn't Want Work, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, February 20, 1876

Nevada History:

They Were Colorful

Sam Davis, No Tenderfoot Christian, New York Sun, February 16, 1908

The Mackay Romance, Augusta Constitutionalist article reprinted in the New York Sun, February 16, 1885

Dan De Quille, Mrs. Fair's Stock Adventure, from History of the Big Bonanza (1877)

Colonel Fair and His Cow, Nevada State Journal, November 30, 1875

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Pioneer Tourism

"Old Block" (Alonzo Delano), Weber Lake, or, Pleasure Under Difficulties, Sacramento Union, August 18, 1865

"E. G. H.," Letter from Lake Webber, Sacramento Union, July 7, 1869

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"Del Paso," A Visit to Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, September 4, 1866

"De Paso," Letter from Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, September 27, 1866

"Pax," Donner Lake and Surroundings, Sacramento Union, April 27, 1869

"Pax," Letter from Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, June 17, 1869

"Pax," Letter from Donner Lake, Sacramento Union, July 7, 1869

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J. W. Boddam-Wetham, Across Nevada in 1873, from Western wanderings; a record of travel in the evening land (1874)

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Nevada History:

James O'Meara, Captain Joseph R. Walker, The Californian; a western monthly magazine, December 1881

David Thompson (comp.), The Goshute Indian War of 1863 (112 page, 500 KB pdf file)

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Nevada Literature:

Charles Carroll Goodwin, A Mirage, from The Comstock Club (1891)

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Nevada History:

Recollections of Life on the Lower Carson River (Part 3)

Ragtown, Fallon and Stillwater

Mr. I. H. Kent

Mr. Thomas W. Kenyon

Mr. Robert E. Lee

Mr. Schuyler Lee

Mr. Eugene Lytle

Mrs. Annie Theelan McLean

Mrs. Elizabeth Magee Murphy

Mr. John P. Schneider

Mr. John H. Sheehan

Mrs. Ellen Magee Springer Thompson

Mr. A. M. Trolson

Mr. Charles W. Verplanck

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Jimmy's Valentine Poem

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Ella Sterling Cummins, Portrait of a California Girl, from Short Stories by California Authors (1885)

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Nevada History:

Recollections of Life on the Lower Carson River (Part 2)

Ragtown, Fallon and Stillwater

Mr. H. Judson Allen

Mr. Jacob William Allen

Mrs. Sarah Allen

Mrs. M. C. Allen Bailey

Mr. John A. Bailey

Mr. Edward P. Brandon

Mr. Willis H. Brown

Mr. Royal D. Cushman

Mr. John C. Day

Mrs. L. F. Durley (Susan Magee Bailey)

Mr. W. A. Harmon

Mr. F. W. Inman

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Seasonal Reading

From John Brand's Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating The Origin of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, [Arranged, revised and greatly enlarged by Sir Henry Ellis], George Bell and Sons, London: 1908, (Original ed. 1813).

Valentine's Day Customs

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 4, Salt Lake Tribune, April 26, 1885

Charles Carroll Goodwin, Old Zack Taylor, from The Comstock Club (1891)

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Nevada History:

Pioneer Reminiscences in Washoe - Discovery of Gold Hill, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 9, 1863

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Recollections of Life on the Lower Carson River (Part 1)

Empire, Dayton, Sutro, and Fort Churchill

Mr. Charles Albert Ambrose

Mr. Alfred Chartz

Mr. Robert Fulstone

Mr. G. Gotelli

Mr. Daniel R. Hawkins

Mr. George R. Midgely

Mr. Andrew J. Newman

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Nevada Literature:

Fred Hart, Uncle John, from The Sazerac Lying Club (1878)

Fred Hart, Stub, from The Sazerac Lying Club (1878)

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D. B. Frink (?), A Washoe Zephyr, excerpted from Visit to Reno, Truckee Republican article reprinted in the Nevada State Journal, May 11, 1872

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Nevada History:

J. W. Tate, Across the Plains, The Overland Monthly, September, 1893

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How Nevada Became a Territory

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 1, The Contributor, November 1881

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 2, The Contributor, December 1881

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 3, The Contributor, January 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 4, The Contributor, February 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 5, The Contributor, March 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 6, The Contributor, April 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 7, The Contributor, June 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 8, The Contributor, July 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 9, The Contributor, August 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 10, The Contributor, September 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 11, The Contributor, October 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 12, The Contributor, November 1882

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 13, The Contributor, February 1883

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 14, The Contributor, March 1883

"Vaux," The Echo Cañon War No. 15, The Contributor, July 1883

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Lieutenant William R. Hamilton, The National Guard of Nevada, Outing Magazine, March and April, 1896

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

New Year's Eve in Reno

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Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 3, Salt Lake Tribune, April 19, 1885

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 4)

1864 (cont.)

"G. K. G.," Letter from Nevada Territory No. 1, Sacramento Union, August 26, 1864

"G. K. G.," Letter from Nevada Territory No. 2, Sacramento Union, August 26, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #1, Sacramento Union, October 8, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #2, Sacramento Union, October 19, 1864

"S. E.," The Mines of Humboldt, Alta California, October 20, 1864

Silliman's Report on the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, November 1, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #3, Sacramento Union, November 2, 1864

"H.," From Humboldt County, Nevada, Sacramento Union, December 9, 1864

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, December 28, 1864

1865

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, January 10, 1865

"E. W. C.," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Alta California, March 3, 1865

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, April 12, 1865

Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, April 15, 1865

Letter from Humboldt (Nev.), Sacramento Union, July 6, 1865

Letter from Humboldt, Nevada, Sacramento Union, July 18, 1865

Letter from Humboldt, Nevada, Sacramento Union, July 20, 1865

Letter from Humboldt (Nev.), Sacramento Union, July 24, 1865

From Humboldt County (Nev.), Sacramento Union, August 26, 1865

"J. W.," Letter from Nevada, New York Tribune article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 13, 1865

"Veteran," Letter from Dun Glen, Nevada, Sacramento Union, September 18, 1865

"Nevada," Letter from Humboldt Co., Nev., Sacramento Union, November 27, 1865

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

First One to Daylight

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Odes to the West Wind

Frank Soulé, A Washoe Zephyr, from "Our Special Washoe Correspondence," Alta California, May 18, 1860

J. Ross Browne, Washoe Zephyrs, from Crusoe's Island (1864)

Mark Twain, The Washoe Zephyr, from Roughing It (1872)

Dan De Quille, The Washoe Zephyr, from History of the Big Bonanza (1877)

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 3)

1863 (cont.)

"Mac," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, September 28, 1863

"G. T. S.," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, October 8, 1863

"H. B.," Humboldt Mines, Alta California, October 10, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, October 10, 1863

From Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 3, 1863

"A Miner," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 7, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Smoke Creek, N. T., Sacramento Union, November 16, 1863

"Nomad." Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, November 23, 1863

"Nomad," The Mountain Scenery, Sacramento Union, December 8, 1863

1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 1, Sacramento Union, February 1, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 2, Sacramento Union, February 2, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 3, Sacramento Union, February 13, 1864

"W. K. P.," Letter from Humboldt, Sacramento Union, February 13, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 4, Sacramento Union, February 16, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 5, Sacramento Union, February 23, 1864

Washoe As It Is: A Trip on Muleback, No. 6, Sacramento Union, February 24, 1864

"Sierra," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, March 7, 1864

Humboldt and Boise River, Sacramento Union, April 5, 1864

"Sierra," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, April 7, 1864

"E. W. C.," Letter from Humboldt District, N. T., Alta California, May 1, 1864

The Humboldt Mining District and Its Chief Mine, Alta California, July 2, 1864

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Charley's Thanksgiving Prayer

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 2)

1862 (cont.)

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 8, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, September 23, 1862

The Humboldt Mines, Alta California, September 24, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 29, 1862

"The Doctor," Notes of a Trip to the Humboldt Mines, Nevada Territory, Alta California, October 2, 1862

"The Doctor," Notes of a Trip to the Humboldt Mines — No. 2, Alta California, October 4, 1862

"The Doctor," Notes of a Trip through Nevada Territory – No. 3, Alta California, October 14, 1862

"T. S.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 14, 1862

"O. P. Q.," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, November 15, 1862

"G. T. S.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 15, 1862

1863

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, January 8, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, January 20, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, February 24, 1863

"Etul Esaep" (Lucius Curtis "Lute" Pease), Letter from Humboldt, Sacramento Union, March 2, 1863

"Wanderer," Letter from the Humboldt Mining District, Alta California, March 3, 1863

"Wanderer," Letter from the Humboldt Mining District No. 2, Alta California, March 13, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, March 23, 1863

"Nomad," The Humboldt Mines," Sacramento Union, May 4, 1863

"Number One," Letter from Humboldt Mining District, Alta California, May 11, 1863

"C. H. A.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, June 18, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, July 13, 1863

"G. T. S.," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, July 29, 1863

"G. T. S.," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, August 2, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, August 10, 1863

"Mac," Our Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, August 20, 1863

"Observer," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Alta California, September 5, 1863

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

The Veteran

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Nevada History:

From The Humboldt Mines 1861-65 (Part 1)

1861

Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Marysville Appeal article, republished in the Alta California, July 23, 1861

"A. J. S.," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, August 27, 1861

Letter About the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, September 3, 1861

Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Alta California, September 9, 1861

The Humboldt Region, Alta California, September 17, 1861

Horace Greeley, Gold on the Humboldt, New York Tribune article republished by the Sacramento Union, September 18, 1861

Visit to the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, September 24, 1861

"A. J. S.," The Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, October 3, 1861

"A. J. S.," The Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, November 15, 1861

1862

D. Johnson, Authentic Intelligence from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, February 8, 1862

"Wyoming," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, February 17, 1862

Henry DeGroot, Discovery of the Humboldt Mines, article for J. Wells Kelly's Directory of Nevada Territory, reprinted in the Alta California, March 11, 1862

Silver Mines in the Humboldt District, Carson City Silver Age article, reprinted in the Alta California, March 28, 1862

"Quartz," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, March 29, 1862

"D.," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, May 6, 1862

Letter from Nevada, Alta California, May 17, 1862

The Humboldt Mining District of Nevada Territory, Grass Valley National article, reprinted in the Alta California, June 23, 1862

The Humboldt Mining District, Butte Record article reprinted in the Alta California, June 24, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Plumas, Sacramento Union, August 13, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, August 28, 1862

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Another Letter From Silver Mountain

"Pro Bono Publico," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, January 19, 1864

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift

Cabin on the Hill

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Nevada History:

The Mines of Silver Mountain 1862-64

"Splinter," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, February 10, 1862

"Splinter," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, November 11, 1862

The Mines of the Silver Mountain District, Alta California, December 3, 1862

"Splinter, Our Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, January 16, 1863

"Traveler," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, August 4, 1863

"Traveler, Letter from Carson Cañon, Sacramento Union, August 13, 1863

"Traveler," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, August 28, 1863

"S. D. W.," Letter from Nevada Territory, Alta California, September 26, 1863

"Zanetta," Notes of Travel to Silver Mountain, Nevada Territory, Alta California, October 10, 1863

"Mountain Mary," Letter from a Lady Tourist No. 6, Alta California, October 19, 1863

"Forty-Niner," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, January 4, 1864

"Forty-Niner," Letter from Silver Mountain, Sacramento Union, February 18, 1864

"F. F. V." (Frances Fuller Victor?), A Prospecting Tour, By a Lady Correspondent #1, Sacramento Union, May 18, 1864; #2, Sacramento Union, May 27, 1864; #3, Sacramento Union, June 1, 1864

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Nevada History:

"Q. S.," Trip to Washoe: Roughing It On The Road — Notes of a "Slow and Easy" Journey, by one who made it, Number 1, Sacramento Union, July 9, 1861; Number 2, Sacramento Union, July 11, 1861; Number 3, Sacramento Union, July 15, 1861; Number 4, Sacramento Union, July 17, 1861; Number 5, Sacramento Union, July 18, 1861; Number 6, Sacramento Union, July 20, 1861; Number 7, Sacramento Union, July 23, 1861

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Asbury Harpending, Nevada and the Confederacy, from James H. Wilkins (ed.), The Great Diamond Hoax, and Other Stirring Incidents in the Life of Asbury Harpending (1913)

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"H.," The March to Salt Lake #1, Sacramento Union, August 30, 1862; The March to Salt Lake #2, Sacramento Union, September 19, 1862

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Nevada History:

Col. Albert G. Brackett, Fighting in the Sierras, from The United Service, October 1891

W. R. Parnell, Operations Against Hostile Indians With General George Crook 1867-68 Part 1, The United Service, May 1889; Part 2, The United Service, June 1889

Thomas Wren, Indian Annals of Nevada, from A History of the State of Nevada; Its Resources and People (1904)

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Nevada Literature:

Idah Meacham Strobridge, In Nanna's Palm, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Blue-Eyed Chief, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Where the Burros Browsed, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

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Regional History:

Rollin M. Daggett, Joaquin Murieta, San Francisco Call, November 5, 1893

R. L. Fulton, The Mystical Gold Lake, San Francisco Call, September 8, 1895

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Regional Literature:

Compelled to Lick a Girl's Shoes, Kansas City Times article, reprinted in the Reno Weekly Gazette, August 25, 1888

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Hal Swift

Now That's Dry!

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Nevada History:

From the Colorado to the Amargosa in 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 1, Sacramento Union, June 25, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 2, Sacramento Union, June 29, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 3, Sacramento Union, July 9, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 4, Sacramento Union, July 11, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 5, Sacramento Union, July 13, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 6, Sacramento Union, July 31, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 7, Sacramento Union, August 7, 1861

Eastern Boundary Sketches, by One of the Exploring Party of the Late U. S. Boundary Commission, No. 8, Sacramento Union, August 10, 1861

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Nevada Literature:

Fred H. Hart, A Toothache Cure, from The Sazerac Lying Club (1878)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, According to One's Standpoint, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, By the Oil Seep Under the Bluff, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Greater Love Hath No Man, from The Loom of the Desert (1907)

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From The Nye County History Project

Robert D. McCracken, A History of Amargosa Valley (1990)

Robert D. McCracken, The Modern Pioneers of the Armargosa Valley (1992)

Lucile Rae Berg, A History of the Tonopah Area and Adjacent Region of Central Nevada, 1827-1941 (1942)

Robert D. McCracken, Tonopah, The Greatest, the Richest, and the Best Mining Camp in the World (1990)

Robert D. McCracken, A History of Beatty, Nevada (1992)

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Interview with Betty-Jo Smith Boyd (Amargosa)

An Interview With Herbert L. Toles (Ash Meadows)

An Interview with Grace Davies (Beatty)

Interview with Sue Locke Holloway (Beatty)

Interview with Jacque Ruud (Pahrump)

An Interview with Homer Hooper

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Hal Swift

Fourth of July

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Nevada History:

Nomad's Land 1862-64 (Part 2 )

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, March 23, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, July 13, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, August 10, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, October 10, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Smoke Creek, N. T., Sacramento Union, November 16, 1863

"Nomad." Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, November 23, 1863

"Nomad," The Mountain Scenery, Sacramento Union, December 8, 1863

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #1, Sacramento Union, October 8, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #2, Sacramento Union, October 19, 1864

"Nomad," Trip to Big Meadows #3, Sacramento Union, November 2, 1864

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Hal Swift Returns

With Two Excellent and Timely Poems

The Patriot

Daddy was a Good One

Nevada History:

The Dawn Of Settlement

Arrival of Overland Emigrants, Sacramento Transcript, June 29, 1850

More Emigrants Arrived, Sacramento Transcript, July 4, 1850

The First Wagon Across the Plains, Sacramento Transcript, July 7, 1850

The Great Basin Trade, Sacramento Transcript, July 9, 1850

Gold on the Eastern Slope, Sacramento Transcript, August 13, 1850

Gold in Carson Valley, Sacramento Transcript, August 20, 1850

Gold Beyond the Sierra, Sacramento Transcript, August 21, 1850

Half an Ounce for the Day, Sacramento Transcript, August 30, 1850

News From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, October 10, 1851

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The Mines of White Pine

White Pine District, from the Biennial Report of the State Mineralogist of the State of Nevada (1869)

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Lake Tahoe's Only Island

Emerald Isle, Reno Evening Gazette, May 13, 1882

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Nevada Literature:

Dr. James W. Gally, Hualapi (part 1), The Argonaut, December 21, 1878; (part 2), The Argonaut, December 28, 1878

William B. Daugherty, Reflections, Reno Weekly Gazette, June 11, 1891

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Nye County's Oral History Project

Amargosa Valley

Interview with Margarito "Shorty" Diaz Family

Beatty

Interview with Jane Cottonwood

Interview with Ted "Bombo" Cottonwood

An Interview with Irving and Dorothy Crowell

Interview with Dolores "Dolly" Gillette

Interview with Claudia Reidhead

Interview with Arthur Revert

Interview with Robert A. Revert

Interview with James C. Weeks

Gabbs

Interview with Marjorie Crabill

Interview with Norman Hanson

Interview with Margaret A. Jones

Ione

Interview with Florence Ellis

Manhattan

Interview with James Boni

Interview with Leonard Larson

Pahrump

Interview with Imogene Anderson

Interview with Al and Lynn Bells

Interview with Theodore Blosser

Interview with DeAnna Brown

Interview with Loraine Crowther

Interview with Edmund Fleming

Interview with Charlotte Floyd

Interview with Harry "Button" Ford

Interview with Sandra Frehner

Interview with Hollis Harris

Interview with Leon Hughes

Interview with Celeste Lisle Lowe

Interview with Cynthia Lynch

Interview with Linda Rosen Sterling and Paul Venze

Interview with William & Francis "Dutch" Turner

Interview with Walter Williams

Round Mountain

Interview with Karl "Skook" and Arleen Berg

Interview with Bessie Holts

Interview with Shirley Ann Berg Lofthouse

Smokey Valley

June Carver Duhme - A Smoky Valley Memoir

Interview with Bessie Holts

Tonopah

Interview with Helen L. Fallini

Interview with Mayme Hooper

Interview with Donald B. Potts

Interview with Bruno and Ann Skanovsky

Interview with Edward Slavin

Interview with Sloan Terrell

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Nevada History:

Carson Valley in 1855

Special Correspondence of the Union, Sacramento Union, October 27, 1855

Through Eastern Nevada in 1869

"H.," Notes of Travel, Sacramento Union, May 22, 1869

They Were Colorful

A Scared War Chief, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, June 6, 1864

Sam Davis, A Rough Shave for Sharon, Carson Appeal article, reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, August 11, 1880

Running for Office, Reno Evening Gazette, August 27, 1880

Dan De Quille, Pacific Coast Codfish, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in Nevada State Journal, June 7, 1883

Dan De Quille, A Brilliant Old Gentleman, from "Comstock Kinks," Salt Lake Tribune, December 6, 1885

Got Shut Out, White Pine News article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, December 2, 1890

William B. Daugherty, Lost His Teeth, Reno Evening Gazette, February 19, 1891

William B. Daugherty, Buell's Snort Book, Reno Evening Gazette, July 18, 1891

William B. Daugherty, The Stage Held Up, Reno Evening Gazette, September 8, 1891

William B. Daugherty, Jim-Jams, Reno Weekly Gazette, June 4, 1891

William B. Daugherty, Reflections, Reno Weekly Gazette, June 11, 1891

Frederick Birge, Henry De Groot, The Overland Monthly, September 1893

Wells Drury, Some Early Reminiscences of Adolph Sutro, San Francisco Call, April 11, 1897

The Point of View, Goodwin's weekly, May 17, 1902

Sam Davis, Johnson Sides of Nevada, Sunset Magazine, May 1905

Sen. Pittman On Rampage, Nevada State Journal, October 31, 1914

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Nevada Archaeology Links

An Historic overview of the BLM Shoshone-Eureka resource area, Nevada (1981)

Archaeological data recovery associated with the Mt. Hope project, Eureka County, Nevada (1986)

Historic Resource Study: Great Basin National Park, Nevada (1990)

History of central Nevada : an overview of the Battle Mountain District (1982)

The Pony Express in central Nevada : archaeological and documentary perspectives (1979)

Prehistory, ethnohistory, and history of eastern Nevada : a cultural resources summary of the Elko and Ely Districts (1981)

Test excavations at the Happy Face site 26CK1481 (CR-NV-05-634) and the Barbecue site 26 CK1482 (CR-Nv-05-635), Hidden Valley within the Muddy Mountains, Clark County, Nevada (1982)

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Nye County's Historical Projects

Beatty: Frontier Oasis

Manse Ranch: Gateway to the Future

Pahrump: A Valley Waiting to Become A City

[More to come next issue; this County is doing a first-rate job collecting and publishing oral histories and our readers will want to know about it.]

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Nevada History:

Nevada's First Wedding

From Carson Valley, Placerville Mountain Democrat, July 29, 1854

The Early Settlements

The Valleys of Western Utah, Calaveras Chronicle article reprinted in Alta California, July 7, 1857

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Nomad's Land 1862-1864 (Part 1 of 2)

"Nomad," Letter from Plumas, Sacramento Union, August 13, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Honey Lake, Sacramento Union, August 28, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 8, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, N. T., Sacramento Union, September 23, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, September 29, 1862

"Nomad," Letter from the Humboldt Mines, Sacramento Union, January 1, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Humboldt, Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, January 20, 1863

"Nomad," Letter from Nevada Territory, Sacramento Union, February 24, 1863

"Nomad," The Humboldt Mines," Sacramento Union, May 4, 1863

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Nevada Archaeology Links

A cultural resources overview of the Carson and Humboldt Sinks, Nevada (1981)

An archaeological evaluation of South Pulpit Shelter, eastern Black Rock Desert, Humboldt County, Nevada (1988)

An archaeological survey in the Mormon Mountains, Lincoln County, Nevada (1983)

An examination of amateur collections from the Carson Sink, Nevada (1983)

Archaeological investigations at Panaca Summit (1987)

Archaeological studies in the Cortez mining district (1983)

Archaeological survey in southern Nevada (1962)

Archaeological survey in Southwestern Idaho and Northern Nevada (1963)

Cultural resource overview, Carson City district, west central Nevada, vol. 1 (1982)

Cultural resource overview, Carson City district, west central Nevada, vol. 2 (1982)

Cultural resources survey for geothermal leasing; Dyke Hot Springs area (1974)

Current status of CRM archaeology in the Great Basin (1986)

Deer Creek Cave, Elko County, Nevada (1963)

Determination of cultural affiliation of ancient human remains from Spirit Cave, Nevada (2000)

Emigrant trails in the Black Rock Desert : a study of the Fremont, Applegate-Lassen, and Nobles' routes in the Winnemucca District (1980)

Lost City; Pueblo Grande de Nevada (1961)

Mapping and inventory of seven antelope traps in Elko County, Nevada; final report (1987)

Paleontological inventory of the Carson City Bureau of Land Management District and paleontological bibliography of Nevada, vol. 1 (1981)

Paleontological inventory of the Carson City Bureau of Land Management District and paleontological bibliography of Nevada, vol. 2 (1981)

Prehistory and history of the Winnemucca District; a cultural resources literature overview (1983)

Studies at Adams-McGill Reservoir; exercises in applying small project data to archaeological research (1977)

Summary of the determination of cultural affiliation of ancient human remains from Spirit Cave, Nevada (2000)

The Bovine Bluff site; an early Puebloan site in the Upper Moapa Valley (1985)

The Corn Creek Dunes Site; a dated surface site in Southern Nevada (1963)

The Fort Mojave cultural resource inventory, an archaeological-historical field investigation in southern Clark County, Nevada; second phase (1977)

The Lake Range Quarry, Washoe County, Nevada (1985)

The South Fork Shelter Site revisited; excavations at Upper Shelter, Elko County, Nevada (1987)

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Nevada History:

The Pyramid Lake Indian War — May-June 1860 (Part 3)

Interruption in the Pony Express, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 28, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 2, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Indian Hostilities East of the Mountains; It Should Be Protected; Short of Supplies; Travel to Washoe; The Pyramid Lake Fight; Among the Killed, Sacramento Union, May 28, 1860

Frank Soule, Letter from the Indian Country, Alta California, June 7, 1860

By Telegraph to the Union; Operations in Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 29, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph; Fate of Spear, Alta California, May 29, 1860

Volunteers at Washoe - High Handed Acts, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 30, 1860

Engagement of the Volunteers With the Indians; Another Indian Attack; The Late Henry Meredith, Sacramento Union, May 30, 1860

"* * *," The Indian Difficulties in Western Utah, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Was the Indian War Premeditated?; Winnemucca, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Returned Volunteers, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Benjamin Lippincott, The War in Utah, Alta California, June 1, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, June 9, 1860

Frank Soule, The Indian War - What We Are Fighting For, Alta California editorial, June 12, 1860

Benjamin Lippincott, The Indian War – Letters from an Officer of the Volunteers, Alta California, June 16, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 14, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Ira Eaton, By Magnetic Telegraph, Alta California, June 9, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, June 15, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 22, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, June 28, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Dr. J. B. Trask, The Western Utah Massacre - List of the Killed, Missing and Returned, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in Sacramento Union, June 8, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, July 3 and 4, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), From Carson Valley, San Francisco Herald, August 17, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

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Anecdotes of Nevada's Bench and Bar

Shot by a Woman, Sacramento Union, June 8, 1860

A Nevada Bar Exam, 1862, from Illustrated history of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra counties, with California from 1513 to 1850 (1882)

Reno Justice Court Anecdotes, Reno Evening Gazette, August 28, 1877

Around the Corridors, San Francisco Call, September 16, 1895

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Rotisserie de L'Enfer, Salt Lake Tribune, February 10, 1891

Charles Duff Stuart, When Justice Laughs, Sunset Magazine, October 1908

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Nevada History:

The Pyramid Lake Indian War — May-June 1860 (Part 2)

From Carson Valley, Territorial Enterprise articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

The Late Fight Near Pyramid Lake, Sacramento Union, May 19, 1860

The Fight at Pyramid Lake, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

Incidents of the Fight, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

The Panic at Virginia City; By Telegraph to the Union; By a Dispatch, Sacramento Union, May 21, 1860

Relief Movements in Nevada; California Arms; Colonel Whitman; In Memory of Henry Meredith, Sacramento Union, May 17, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, Startling News from Utah, The Hostile Tribes, Alta California, May 18, 1860

By Telegraph to the Union; Not Reliable, Sacramento Union, May 18, 1860

Death of Maj. Ormsby; Later from Honey Lake and Black Rock; Arrival of the Sinews of War; Delegate Convention; and various other items of war news, Territorial Enterprise, May 19, 1860

By Telegraph to the Union; Indian Difficulties, Sacramento Union, May 19, 1860

The Cause of the Massacre at Williams' Station, Sacramento Union, May 22, 1860

Supposed Rich Mines; Returned, Sacramento Union, May 23, 1860

"A. C.," Another Version of the Battle; Preparations for the Indians, Sacramento Union, May 24, 1860

John H. Allprin, Carson Valley, Salt Lake Mountaineer, June 2, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 25, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 26, 1860

 "Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter of May 18, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

The Utah Campaign, By Magnetic Telegraph, Marysville Volunteers for Washoe, Alta California, May 19, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, A Dreary Place, Alta California, May 20, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 24, 1860

A Card from Mandlebaum & Klauber, Sacramento Union, May 31, 1860

Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 31, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, Alta California, May 26, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, June 1, 1860

The Troops at Washoe; A Prospecting Party; A Bad Show; Matters in Washoe; Mining at Washoe; San Francisco, Sacramento Union, May 26, 1860

Arrival of the California Mail, Deseret News, May 30, 1860

Indian Fight at Carson, Deseret News, May 30, 1860

Indian Difficulties in the West, Deseret News editorial, May 30, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

William Fay Boericke, Via Tiffany's, Sunset Magazine, February 1908

William Fay Boericke, When In Rome, Sunset Magazine, August 1908

Theo Brand, Thompson's Freak of Nature, Sunset Magazine, December 1908

J. H. Cradlebaugh, The Feud, Sunset Magazine, October 1908

O. A. Kennedy, Susie, Sunset Magazine, September 1908

J. W. Redington, Salting an Omelette, Sunset Magazine, December 1908

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Nevada History:

The Pyramid Lake Indian War — May-June 1860 (Part 1)

Indian Difficulties at Honey Lake, La Porte Mountain Messenger article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Further of the Indian Troubles; Volunteer Riflemen In Carson, Sacramento Union, May 10, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 15, 1860

Troubles with Indians and Jumpers in Carson Valley, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Alta California, May 10, 1860

Indian Troubles in Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 11, 1860

Indian Troubles in Western Utah, Sacramento Union editorial, May 12, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph — Desperate Indian Fight in Carson Valley, Alta California, May 14, 1860

Slaughter of Americans by Indians at Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

Latest Dispatches from Carson Valley — Particulars of the Fight, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Locality of the Late Battle; Victims of the Indian Massacre, Alta California, May 14, 1860

The Fatal Locality, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Terrible News from Carson Valley; Mormon Complicity in the Indian Outbreak; What Is To Be Done?, Alta California editorials, May 14, 1860

The Indian Massacre, Sacramento Union editorial, May 14, 1860

Requisition on Governor Downey, Alta California, May 14, 1860

City Items — Receipt of the Carson Valley Intelligence, Alta California, May 14, 1860

From Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Latest from Carson Valley; The Main Cause; The Rumor of Troops for Washoe, Sacramento Union, May 14, 1860

The Carson Valley Massacre, Sacramento Union, May 15, 1860

War Matters in Utah, Sacramento Union editorial, May 15, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 17, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 18, 1860

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter of May 13, 1860, from David Thompson (comp.), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

Ira A. Eaton, An Interesting Letter from Carson Valley, Alta California, May 19, 1860

By Telegraph from Carson Valley, Departure of General Haven, U. S. Troops for Carson Valley, Further Particulars from the Seat of War, Mr. Baldwin's Escape, Alta California, May 15, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 15, 1860

Indian Fight at Pyramid Lake; More Massacres; Dead; Washos; Mining News, Territorial Enterprise, May 19, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph; Further Details of the Recent Battle; The Indian War News in Marysville, Alta California, May 16, 1860

The Carson Valley Affair, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Another Indian Massacre in Carson Valley; Another Supposed Victim, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Interview of Gov. Downey With Gen. Clark, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

Give Credit, Sacramento Union editorial, May 16, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Dr. James W. Gally, A Barbaric Yawp, The Overland Monthly, November, 1875

Rollin M. Daggett, Motion and Emotion in Fiction, The Overland Monthly, December 1895

Jessie Hylton, The Artistic Idea as Expressed by Early Nevada Authors, Nevada Historical Society Papers 1913-1916 (1917)

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Nevada History:

Early Correspondence from the Comstock - April-May 1860

Blind Leading the Blind, Sacramento Union editorial, April 11, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 15, 1860

Adolph Sutro, A Trip to Washoe, Alta California, April 11 and 14, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 16, 1860

Items from Washoe, Nevada City Democrat article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, April 19, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 19, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 21, 1860

"G." (C. L. Goodrich), The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, April 24, 1860

Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, April 25, 1860

C. L. Goodrich, A Letter from our Carson City Correspondent, San Francisco Herald, May 4, 1860

Notes of Washoe, Sacramento Union, April 27, 1860

Dr. C. L. Morrill, A Visit to Washoe, Sacramento Union, April 25, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 2, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 3, 1860

"Washoe," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 1, 1860

Washoe, Alta California editorial, May 3, 1860

"Jones," Our Carson City Correspondence, San Francisco Herald, May 5, 1860

"G." (C. L. Goodrich), Our Carson City Correspondence, San Francisco Herald, May 7, 1860

"H.," Letter from Washoe, Sacramento Union, May 8, 1860

Interesting Letter from Washoe, San Francisco Herald, May 9, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 12, 1860

Food and Speculation at Washoe, North San Juan Press article reprinted in the Alta California, May 13, 1860

How Claims are Located at Washoe, North San Juan Press article reprinted in the Alta California, May 13, 1860

The Ups and Downs of Washoe, Sacramento Standard article reprinted in the Alta California, May 13, 1860

"Silver Pen," Letter from Washoe, Alta California, May 16, 1860

By Magnetic Telegraph, Alta California, May 9, 1860

Horrid Massacre by Indians at the Great Bend of the Carson, Sacramento Union, May 9, 1860

Frank Soule, Our Special Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, May 15, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Dr. James W. Gally, Sand, The Californian Magazine, [a novella, published in six installments in January-June 1880] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6

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Nevada History:

Early Correspondence from the Comstock - January-March 1860

Interesting News from the Land of Silver, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Alta California, January 18, 1860

"Itiniter," Carson Valley Correspondence, Sacramento Union, January 18, 1860

"Mountaineer" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, January 24, 1860

Letter from Carson Valley, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, February 1, 1860

"Itiniter," Carson Valley Correspondence, Sacramento Union February 3, 1860

Letter from Steamboat Springs, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, February 4, 1860

Sale of Genoa, Sacramento Union, February 4, 1860

"A. A. H.," Indian Troubles at Honey Lake, Plumas Standard article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, February 6, 1860

Letter from Carson City, Alta California, February 10, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, February 19, 1860

"G. M.," Letter from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, February 20, 1860

"F.," A Word About Washoe, Sacramento Union, March 1, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Carson Valley Correspondence, Alta California, March 3, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, March 3, 1860

Letter from Virginia City, Alta California, March 4, 1860

"Silver Pen," Letter from Washoe, Alta California, March 7, 1860

"N.," A Trip to Washoe No. 1, Sacramento Union, March 12, 1860

"N.," Trip to Washoe No. 2, Sacramento Union, March 13, 1860

The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 13, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, March 14, 1860

A Returned Washoeite's Narrative, Alta California, March 16, 1860

The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 16, 1860

"Pecksniff," Pecksniff Papers — No. 1: On Washoe, Alta California, March 17, 1860

"G." (Charles L. Goodrich), The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 22, 1860

"Pioneer," Our Washoe Correspondence, Alta California, March 23, 1860

"Washa," The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, March 26, 1860

The Washoe Silver Mines, San Francisco Herald, April 2, 1860

"N.," Letter from Washoe, Sacramento Union, April 9, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Idah Meacham Strobridge, In the Days of Hank Monk, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Subduing a Little Savage, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Transformation of Camp McGary, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, Old Campfire Days, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

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Nevada History: 

Early Correspondence from the Comstock - 1859

"A Miner," Letter from Gold Cañon, Placerville Mountain Democrat, May 14, 1859

Horace Greeley, Carson Valley and the Sierra Nevadas, New York Tribune article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 19, 1859

"E. C. S.," Carson Valley Correspondence, Sacramento Union, August 16, 1859

Letter from Carson City, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Alta California, August 28, 1859

Dr. Vrooman, Washoe Diggings, Butte Record article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 13, 1859

Carson Valley Silver Mines, San Francisco Bulletin article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 18, 1859

The Washoe Country, La Porte Mountain Messenger and North San Juan Press articles reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 25, 1859

"H. D." (Henry DeGroot), Letter from the Washoe Mines, Sacramento Union, October 28, 1859

H. T. P. Comstock, Washoe Diggings, letter to the San Francisco Bulletin, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 31, 1859

Carson City, Sacramento Union, November 2, 1859

"K.," The Carson Valley Discoveries, Sacramento Union, November 5, 1859

Late from Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, November 9, 1859

From Sacramento to Carson Valley, Sacramento Union, November 15, 1859

From Carson to the Silver Mines, Sacramento Union, November 11, 1859

Washoe Valley, San Juan Press article reprinted in the Alta California, December 4, 1859

"G. H. B.," Truckee Valley and Vicinity, Marysville Democrat article reprinted in the Alta California, December 19, 1859

Genoa and Carson City, Petaluma Journal article reprinted in the Alta California, December 20, 1859

The Washoe Mines, Sacramento Union, December 27, 1859

Letter from Virginia City, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, December 28, 1859

The Best Road to Washoe, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, December 28, 1859

Letter from Carson City, Alta California, December 29, 1859

Narrative of a Winter Trip to Washoe, Alta California, December 30, 1859

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Nevada Literature:

Thomas Detter, The Octoroon Slave of Cuba, from Nellie Brown, or, The jealous wife with other sketches (1871)

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Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 2, Salt Lake Tribune, April 12, 1885

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, Hawks, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Quail's Cañon, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Wonder of Sui Seen Fah, from The Land of Purple Shadows (1909)

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Nevada History:

The Utah Troubles

Judge Perry E. Brocchus, Letter of Judge Brocchus, of Alabama, to the public, upon the difficulties in the Territory of Utah (1852)

Official Correspondence of the Peace Commissioners and Gen. Johnston, Alta California, August 21, 1858

Cessation of difficulties in Utah, message from the President of the United States, House Executive Document No. 138, 35th Congress, 1st Session (1858)

Letter of Judge Black to Judges Sinclair and Cradlebaugh, Alta California, July 1, 1859

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Owens River Indian Wars

W. A. Chalfant, The Owns River Indian Wars, from The Story of Inyo (1922) Part 1; Part 2

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Anecdotes of Nevada's Bench and Bar

William B. Daugherty, Metalliferous Murphy, Reno Evening Gazette, March 7, 1891 (previously published by TNO as part of Daugherty's Tales of the Nevada Frontier)

William B. Daugherty, A Pioneer Justice, Reno Evening Gazette, March 25, 1891 (previously published by TNO as part of Daugherty's Tales of the Nevada Frontier)

William B. Daugherty, Legal Lights at Pioche, Reno Evening Gazette, August 26, 1891 (previously published by TNO as part of Daugherty's Tales of the Nevada Frontier)

Sam Davis, A Carson Calumny, Reno Evening Gazette, May 9, 1881

Police Court, Reno Evening Gazette, May 9, 1881

His First Charge, Eureka Sentinel article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, July 3, 1889

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Die Gruene Ganse No. 1, Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 1885

Dan De Quille, Mysterious Diablery, Salt Lake Tribune, August 24, 1890

William B. Daugherty, New Year's Musings, Reno Evening Gazette, December 31, 1890

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Nevada History:

On the Overland Trail in 1850

The Immigrant Route, Sacramento Transcript, April 17, 1851

The Carson River Route, Sacramento Transcript, April 19, 1851

The Truckee River, Sacramento Transcript, April 18, 1851

The Carson Valley Route — Continued, Sacramento Transcript, April 22, 1851

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The Lander Wagon Road Expedition of 1860 (Series 2 of 2)

City Intelligence - US Wagon Road Expedition, Sacramento Union, May 18, 1860

Frederick W. Lander, Lander's Explorations Upon the Great Plains, New York Times article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 26, 1860

"Voltigeur," The Lander Expedition, Alta California, July 27, 1860

Honey Lake Valley News, Marysville Appeal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 9, 1860

Across the Plains, Shasta Courier article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 20, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from Lander's Expedition, Alta California, August 24, 1860

Colonel Lander's Expedition, Marysville Appeal article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, August 25, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, August 25, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, August 31, 1860

Treaty with the Indians, Marysville Express article reprinted in the Alta California, August 31, 1860

E. D. Knight, Letters from Lander's Expedition #1, Alta California, September 1, 1860

E. D. Knight, Letter from Lander's Expedition #2, Alta California, September 1, 1860

Lander's Outfit, Butte Record article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, September 3, 1860

Indian Interview — Col. Lander, etc., Alta California editorial, September 9, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, September 5, 1860

Col. Lander's Armistice, Sacramento Union, September 8, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, September 10, 1860

E. D. Knight, Col. Lander's Overland Expedition, Alta California, September 16, 1860

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Nevada Literature:

Levell White, The Judge's Story, The Overland Monthly, November 1873

Bret Harte, The First Man, New York Sun article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, June 4, 1877

Dan De Quille, A Day's Fishing in Nevada, New York Sun, November 1, 1885

Dan De Quille, Mrs. Brady's Christmas Conundrum, from "Comstock Christmas Croppers," New York Sun, January 24, 1886

John H. Dennis, The Witch Tree of Tuscarora, Reno Evening Gazette, July 6, 1892

Minnie S. Snell, The Desert Ghosts, Out West Magazine, April 1907

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Nevada History:

Nevada's First Nugget, Alta California, May 17, 1880

First Gold in Nevada, Reno Weekly Gazette, February 12, 1880

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Carson Valley Directory, Placerville Mountain Democrat, August 12, 1854

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Sketches of the Washoe Country

Henry DeGroot, Sketches of the Washoe Country, published as a 13-part series in the Alta California, February and March, 1860 :  Part 1 (General Description); Part 2 (General Description continued); Part 3 (Mono Lake and Mines); Part 4 (Walker's River and Valley); Part 5 (Carson Valley); Part 6 (Eagle Valley); Part 7 (Washoe Valley); Part 8 (Pleasant and Steamboat Valleys); Part 9 (Truckee, Long, Honey Lake and Pyramid Lake Valleys); Part 10 (Farming Prospects and Land Claims); Part 11 (Mineral Resources of Western Utah); Part 12 (Obstacles and Routes); Part 13 (Conclusion)

Henry DeGroot, Agricultural Resources of Western Utah (Lake and Hope Valleys), Sacramento Union, February 18, 1860

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The Lander Wagon Road Expedition of 1860 (Series 1 of 2)

T. D. Jones, Who Is Colonel Lander?, Cincinnati Commercial article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

A Mountaineer's View of the Indian Trouble, Sacramento Union, May 16, 1860

The Lander's Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, May 17, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, June 8, 1860

"Voltigeur," Correspondence from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, June 8, 1860

E. D. Knight, The Lander Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, June 9, 1860

"Oro," F. W. Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, June 20, 1860

E. D. Knight, Colonel Lander's Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, June 21, 1860

Col. F. W. Lander, Letter from Col. F. W. Lander, Alta California, July 1, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, July 9, 1860

Later from Carson Valley, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, July 11, 1860

Col. F. W. Lander, Letter from Col. Lander, Sacramento Union, July 12, 1860

"Oro," Colonel Lander's Expedition, Sacramento Union, July 14, 1860

"Voltigeur," Letter from the Lander Expedition, Alta California, July 15, 1860

E. D. Knight, Col. Lander's Wagon Road Expedition, Alta California, July 17, 1860

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Nevada History:

Letters From White Pine (Series 3 of 3) 

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 6, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 7, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 11, 1869]

George B. Ellery, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 14, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 15, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 21, 1869]

"Hamilton," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 24, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 28, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, May 6, 1869]

G. W. C., Letter from Mineral City [Alta California, May 6, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, A Flying Trip to White Pine [Alta California, May 30, 1869]

"L'Argent," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, June 21, 1869]

"Argent," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, July 24, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 3, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 7, 1869]

"J. M.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 11, 1869]

Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, August 14, 1869]

Letter from White Pine, Alta California [September 7, 1869]

            "A Prospector," Letter from White Pine [Sacramento Union, June 30, 1870]

How San Francisco's Trade is Destroyed [Sacramento Union, July 23, 1870]

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Nevada Literature:

Charles Allen Sumner, A trip to Pioche; being a sketch of recent frontier travel  (1873)

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William O. Stoddard, A Dead Town [Appleton's Journal, October 25, 1873]

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Dan De Quille, Scenes In Nevada, New York Sun, June 7, 1885]

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Percy F. Montgomery, The Dead Camp [Sunset, November 1905]

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Nevada History:

Letters From White Pine (Series 2 of 3)

Albert S. Evans, White Pine [Alta California, February 18, 1869]

            White Pine [Sacramento Union, February 18, 1869]

            "S.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, February 27, 1869]

            "Chloride," White Pine [Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, March 1, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, White Pine Notes [Alta California, March 2, 1869]

            The Eberhardt Mine at White Pine [Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 3, 1869]

            The Rush for White Pine [Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 3, 1869]

            "B.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 4, 1869]

            Letter from White Pine [Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, March 5, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 9, 1869]

            "Sage Brush," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 10, 1869]

            White Pine [Alta California, March 13, 1869]

            "W.," Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 14, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letters from White Pine [Alta California, March 16, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 18, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 21, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 25, 1869]

            "J. W.," White Pine Items [Alta California, March 28, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letters from White Pine [Alta California, March 29, 1869]

            W. A. Hardin, The Perils of White Pine [Alta California, March 29, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, March 31, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 1, 1869]

            Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 2, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 3, 1869]

            Albert S. Evans, Letter from White Pine [Alta California, April 4, 1869]       

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Nevada Literature:

Hal Swift, Nevada's Natal Day

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Dan De Quille, The Flute-Player of the Plains [Salt Lake Tribune, January 1, 1890]

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Buried Bullion [Eureka Sentinel article reprinted in the Reno Evening Gazette, May 8, 1877]

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Taming the Ruffian [San Francisco Chronicle article reprinted in the New York World, January 22, 1892]

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Nevada History:

Letters From White Pine (Series 1 of 3)

            Rich Mines in Eastern Nevada, Reese River Reveille article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, November 20, 1867

            Matters at Reese River, Reese River Reveille article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union August 1, 1868

            Letter from Nevada, Sacramento Union, August 8, 1868

            Desperadoes at White Pine, Sacramento Union, September 2, 1868

            Letter from White Pine, Nev., Sacramento Union, October 17, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, Over the Mountains, Alta California, November 12, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, Trip to White Pine, Alta California, November 19, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, Trip to the White Pine Silver Mines, Alta California, November 25, 1868

            Albert S. Evans, White Pine, Alta California, November 26, 1868

            A White Pine Millionaire Moved, Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in the Alta California, November 27, 1868

            James Hitchens, Letter from White Pine, Grass Valley Union article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 2, 1868

            "Singleline" (Dr. J. W. Gally), White Pine, Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in Alta California, December 8, 1868

            Joseph Tyson, White Pine, Alta California, December 25, 1868

            "Keep At It," Letter from White Pine, Sacramento Union, January 5, 1869

            Joseph Tyson, White Pine Projects, Alta California, January 6, 1869

            "D.," Letter from White Pine, Sacramento Union, January 7, 1869

            J. R. P., Letter from White Pine, Alta California, January 10, 1869

            John White, A Warning Voice From White Pine, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Sacramento Union, January 12, 1869

            W. W. Bishop, Latest from White Pine, Territorial Enterprise article reprinted in the Alta California, January 19, 1869

            Joseph Tyson, White Pine, Alta California, January 21, 1869

            "X.," Letter from White Pine, Alta California, February 2, 1869

            "Manhattan," White Pine Notes, Alta California, February 6, 1869

            Albert S. Evans, White Pine, Alta California, February 8, 1869

            George S. Evans, White Pine Weather, Alta California, February 9, 1869

            "X.," Letter from White Pine, Alta California, February 12, 1869

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Moosic [from the Alta California, August 17, 1877]

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Dan De Quille, Nevada Ideas of Divorce: How the "Mountain" Came to O'Hoolahan, Salt Lake Tribune, October 5, 1891]

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Mark Twain, Early Days in Nevada [Buffalo Express article, reprinted in the Alta California, January 17, 1870]

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Mark Twain, The Facts in the Great Land-Slide Case, Alta California, April 11, 1870]

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Seasonal Reading:

Nevada Ghost Stories

Rollin M. Daggett, Luke Reynold's Ghost [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

Sam Davis, The Hermit of Treasure Peaks [from The Californian, April 1880]

Sam P. Davis, Mark Haverly [from Short Stories (1886)]

Sam Davis, Converting a Skeptic [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

Sara Dean, How Wilson's Claim Was Jumped [from Sunset, February 1907]

Dan De Quille, One of the Lost [from the New York Sun September 20, 1885]

Dan De Quille, Spooks of the High Trails [from the San Francisco Call, December 23, 1894]

Dan De Quille, The Black Dog of the Bend [from the San Francisco Call, 19 May 1895]

M. Floyd, A Phantom of the High Sierra [from The Overland Monthly, April 1893]

James W. Gally, Ghosted [from The Overland Monthly, August 1886]

Martinetta Kinsell, The Moonwitch, A Legend of Lake Tahoe [from The Overland Monthly, May 1903]

A. H. Martin, The Valley of Bubbling Earth: A Legend of Coso Springs [from The Overland Monthly, April 1911]

J. H. Mathewson, The Strangling Arm [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

Nonette V. McGlashan, The Legend of Lake Tahoe [from Sunset, August 1905]

Richard L. Rinckwitz, The Circe of Lahontan Basin: A Story of Nevada's Desert [from The Overland Monthly, July 1908]

Edward P. Payne, Spectres on the Overland Trail [from The Overland Monthly, December 1889]

Oliver Roberts, The Shrinking Rope [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Nevada History:

Across Nevada on a Secret Mission

Details of a Journey to Salt Lake, and Return Trip [from the Alta California, August 12, 1858]

Travel on the Overland Stage in 1858

W. A. Wallace, Letter from Our Overland Correspondent – Mr. Wallace [from the Alta California (1858)] Part 1; Part 2

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From Ruby Valley

S., Letter from Utah Territory [from the Sacramento Union, March 9, 1859]

S. W., Our Letter from Ruby Valley [from the Alta California, April 1, 1863]

W. S., Our Letter from Ruby Valley, N. T. [from the Alta California, April 5, 1863]

"Togwash," Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, May 22, 1863]

Matters at Fort Ruby [from the San Francisco Bulletin, republished in the Sacramento Union, June 8, 1863]

C., Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, July 4, 1863]

U. S., Our Letter from Ruby Valley, N. T. [from the Alta California, July 10, 1863]

Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, July 18, 1863]

W., Our Letter from Ruby Valley [from the Alta California, July 25, 1863]

L., Letter from Fort Ruby [from the Sacramento Union, August 13, 1863]

"Uncle Sam," Our Letter from Ruby Valley [from the Alta California, September 15, 1863]

S., Our Letter from Fort Ruby, N. T. [from the Alta California, September 30, 1863]

W., Our Letter from Ruby Valley, N. T. [from the Alta California, October 26, 1863]

J. W. Brown, Notes on Ruby Valley and Vicinity [from the Alta California, August 3, 1864]

"Ruby," Letter from the State of Nevada [from the Alta California, June 22, 1865]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, The Story of a Lost Child [from the Salt Lake Tribune, January 17, 1892]

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Dan De Quille, Little Tum Tum of Barton's Bar [from the San Francisco Call, October 6, 1895]

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"Winkle," A Cruise on a Mountain Sea [from the Sacramento Union (1866)] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

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Nevada History:

1858: From Placerville to Salt Lake on the First Overland Stagecoach

E. Dyer, Letter from Salt Lake City [from the Alta California, September 16, 1858]

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The Early Mines of Nye

Letter from Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, October 20, 1864]

Letter from Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, October 22, 1864]

Letter from Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, August 22, 1865]

Letter from Nye County, Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, September 8, 1865]

Letter from Nye County, Nev. [from the Sacramento Union, September 12, 1865]

Letter from Nye County (Nev.) [from the Sacramento Union, September 30, 1865]

Letter from Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, October 12, 1865]

A. H., Letter from Nye County, Nevada [from the Sacramento Union, February 5, 1866]

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About Those Flash Flood Warnings

Albert S. Evans, A Cloud-Burst on the Desert [fromThe Overland Monthly, August 1869]

J. W. Gally, Dr. Gally on Cloudbursts [from the Pacific Rural Press, September 24, 1887]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, The Green Dragon of the Plains [from The New York Sun, February 20, 1887]

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Dan De Quille, Land of the Quetzal [from the Salt Lake Tribune, December 28, 1890]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, An Old Squaw [from The Loom of the Desert (1907)]

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Nevada History:

David Thompson (comp.), Indian Agency Reports pertaining to Nevada, 1850-51; 1852; 1853; [no local report made for 1854]; 1855; 1856; 1857; [no local report made for 1858]; 1859; 1861; 1862; 1863; 1864; 1865; 1866; 1867; 1868 [From the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs]

Related Reading

David Thompson (comp.), Letters from Nevada Indian Agents 1849-1861 (1981): 1849; 1850; 1851; 1852; 1853; 1854; 1855; 1856; 1857; 1858; 1859; 1860; 1861

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Meeting Hank Monk

"Traviata," A Chapter on Stage Travelling and Stage Drivers [from the Alta California, November 18, 1864]

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The Dark Side Of Indian Warfare

The Trial and Sentence of Captain Hill, Sixth Infantry, C. V. [from the Sacramento Union, November 13, 1865]

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Criminal Bands

The Fate of a Gang of California Ruffians [from the Alta California, April 15, 1871]

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Touring Nevada By Automobile, 1919

Beatrice Larned Massey, The Nevada Desert [from It might have been worse; a motor trip from coast to coast (1920)]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Piute Astronomy [from the Salt Lake Tribune, October 18, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, The "Old Prospector" [from the Salt Lake Tribune, December 27, 1885]

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Edward P. Payne, Spectres on the Overland Trail [from The Overland Monthly, December 1889]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, Mesquite [from The Loom of the Desert (1907)]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Revolt of Martha Scott [from The Loom of the Desert (1907)]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, For Sale: A Warrior [from Adventures With Indians (1908)]

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Nevada History:

A Honey Lake Pioneer's Narrow Escape

William Naileigh, An Indian Attack on the Plains [from the Sacramento Transcript, February 1, 1851]

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Trailblazers of the Central Route

E. L. Barnard, Letter [from the Deseret News, April 30, 1853]

Jackson Redding, Letter [from the Deseret News, December 1, 1853]

O. B. and C. A. Huntington, New Route [from the Deseret News, December 7, 1854]

News from the Short Route [from the Deseret News, June 20, 1855]

Howard Egan, The Central Route to California [from (ed.) William M. Egan, Pioneering the West 1846 to 1878 (1917)]

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From the Mines of El Dorado Cañon

F. S. A., Our Letter from Arizona Territory [from the Alta California, April 25, 1865]

F. S. A., Letter from Arizona Territory, Alta California, May 28, 1865]

From Arizona [from the Alta California, October 23, 1865]

Alling, Our Arizona Correspondence [from the Alta California, May 28, 1866]

Related Reading

J. H. R., Diary of Explorations in Search of the Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, July 17-August 2, 1862] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 16, 1863]

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 28, 1863]

P. W. S., Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, February 10, 1863]

Knight, Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, April 14, 1863]

J. M. M., Letter from El Dorado Canyon Arizona [from the Alta California, October 9, 1863]

J. B. Winters, Letter from the Colorado Mines [from the Alta California, December 19, 1863]

M., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, April 6, 1864]

J. S. L., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, May 10, 1864]

Mignedowa, Letter from El Dorado Cañon [from the Alta California, June 6, 1864]

J. M. Williams, Notes on the Mining Interests of Arizona [from the Alta California, August 2, 1864]

El Dorado Cañon and its Resources [from the Alta California, November 29, 1864]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Growler and Jowler [from the Virginia City Enterprise, reprinted in the Daily Alta California, January 31, 1880]

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Dan De Quille, The Scholarly Tramp [from the New York Sun, June 21, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, The Musical Coffin [from the Salt Lake Tribune, April 4, 1886]

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Nevada History:

Panning for Gold on the Truckee, 1849

"A Pioneer Gold Humbug Victim," Origin of the Gold Lake Illusion [from the Alta California, March 10, 1860]

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Early Days in Southern Nevada

Ira Hatch (as told by to James A. Little), Mission to the Muddy in 1858 [from the Deseret News, June 8, 1870]

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Early Days on the Comstock

The Grosch Consolidated Gold and Silver Mining Company, The Grosch Brothers in Washoe [from the Sacramento Union, August 17, 1863]

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Gouging It Out

The Blunders in Washoe Mining [from the Alta California, October 24, 1865]

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The Death of Julia Bulette

Brutal Murder of a Woman [Territorial Enterprise clip, reprinted in the Alta California, January 26, 1867]

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Thomas Fitch, Recollections and Reflections [serialized in 27 issues of the Sunday San Francisco Call, 1903-1904] Part 1 (The Silver State); Part 2 (The Bonanza Kings Who Put a Girdle of Gold Around the World); Part 3 (Some Old Friends); Part 4 (Frontier Litigation); Part 5 (Stumping in California); Part 6 (The Golden Gate); Part 7 (The Civil War); Part 8 (Legislative Reminiscences); Part 9 (Washington Reminiscences); Part 10 (The Sun-Kissed Land); Part 11 (The Sun-Kissed Land No. 2); Part 12 (Sagebrush Sketches); Part 13 (Cactus Jurisprudence); Part 14 (Christmas); Part 15 (Clever Crooks); Part 16; Part 17; Part 18; Part 19 (Among the Players); Part 20 (Tara Boom De A); Part 21 (Stampeding a Convention)Part 22 (My War With Japan); Part 23 (Theodore Roosevelt); Part 24 (Territories and Chinese); Part 25 (Hawaii); Part 26 (Abraham Lincoln); Part 27 (John C. Frémont)

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Nevada Literature:

Mark Twain, The Judge's 'Spirited Woman' [from The Galaxy Magazine, June 1870]

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Albert S. Evans, A Waif of the Pogonip [from The Overland Monthly, June 1871]

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Mark Twain, The Genuine Mexican Plug [from Roughing It (1872)]

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Dan De Quille, A Red Hair [from the Salt Lake Tribune, April 18, 1886]

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Henry S. Brooks, The Metallurgist [from The Overland Monthly, February 1890]

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Dan De Quille, The Big Nevada Nugget [from the Salt Lake Tribune, January 1, 1891]

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Dan De Quille, Spooks of the High Trails [from the San Francisco Call, December 23, 1894]

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John S. Draper ("Uncle Ben Morgan"), Two Nights in Nevada [from Shams; or, Uncle Ben's experience with hypocrites (1899)]

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Nevada History:

New-Found "Tennessee" Letters

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Genoa [from the Alta California, March 14, 1860]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen) Our Genoa Correspondence [from the Alta California, April 11, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Our Genoa Correspondence [from the Alta California, May 13, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Genoa [from the Alta California, June 7, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), Letter from Genoa [from the Alta California, June 17, 1861]

"Tennessee" (Richard N. Allen), The Shooting of Sam Brown [from the Sacramento Union, July 11, 1861]

Related Reading

David Thompson (compiler), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

  • Part 1 (Introduction, Table of Contents, Letters from 30 Sept 1857 to 16 Apr 1859)  
  • Part 2 (Letters from 21 Apr to 10 Dec 1859)  
  • Part 3 (Letters from 21 Dec 1859-28 Aug 1860)  
  • Part 4 (Appendix)

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Nevada Journalism

Jared B. Graham, The First Silver Boom, from Handset Reminiscences: Recollections of an Old-Time Printer and Journalist (1915)]

Jared B. Graham, The Inspired Liar, from Handset Reminiscences: Recollections of an Old-Time Printer and Journalist (1915)]

James W. E. Townsend, Pioneer Journalism in California, San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

Sam Davis, Political Revolution in Nevada, San Francisco Call, November 3, 1895]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Lost in the Sierras: The Gold Hunter's Fate [from the Alta California, October 2, 1877]

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Major Ben C. Truman, Divorced on the Desert [from Occidental Sketches (1881)]

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Dan DeQuille, An American Miner in Mexico [from The Overland Monthly, January and February 1890] Part 1; Part 2

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M. Floyd, A Phantom of the High Sierra [from The Overland Monthly, April 1893]

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Dan De Quille, Ben Kent of Kern [from the San Francisco Call, 25 November 1894]

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Nevada History:

Prospecting Nevada in 1850

Robert Wilson, Mr. Wilson's Correspondence [from the Alta California, September 29-October 20, 1850]

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The Mines of Eldorado Cañon

J. M. M., Letter from El Dorado Canyon Arizona [from the Alta California, October 9, 1863]

J. B. Winters, Letter from the Colorado Mines [from the Alta California, December 19, 1863]

M., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, April 6, 1864]

J. S. L., Our Letter from the Colorado River Mines [from the Alta California, May 10, 1864]

Mignedowa, Letter from El Dorado Cañon [from the Alta California, June 6, 1864]

J. M. Williams, Notes on the Mining Interests of Arizona [from the Alta California, August 2, 1864]

El Dorado Cañon and its Resources [from the Alta California, November 29, 1864]

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Curtis J. Hillyer, The Winning of Nevada for Woman Suffrage (1916 reprint of 1869 speech to the Nevada Legislature)

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Nevada Literature:

Anonymous, Geological Reminiscences: Senator Jones Tells How the Wolves of the Mining Lodes Played Rough Games [from the San Francisco Call, October 27, 1895]

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C. W. Crocker, Bill Watson's Ride [from the Alta California, December 25, 1872]

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Sam Davis (?), The Darwinian Devil [from the San Francisco Call, December 2, 1895]

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Charles Carroll Goodwin, Sister Celeste [from The Comstock Club (1891)]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, Bruvver Jim's Baby (1904) -- Part 1 [Title Page, TOC and Chapter 1 (A Mighty Little Hunter); Chapter 2 (Jim Makes Discoveries); Chapter 3 (The Way to Make a Doll); Chapter 4 (Planning a New Celebration); Chapter 5 (Visitors at the Cabin)]; Part 2 [Chapter 6 (The Bell for Church); Chapter 7 (The Sunday Happenings); Chapter 8 (Old Jim Distraught); Chapter 9 (The Guilty Miss Doc); Chapter 10 (Preparations for Christmas)]; Part 3 [Chapter 11 (Troubles and Discoveries); Chapter 12 (The Making of a Christmas-Tree); Chapter 13 (Their Christmas-Day); Chapter 14 ("If Only I Had the Resolution"); Chapter 15 (The Gold in Borealis); Chapter 16 (Arrivals in Camp)]; Part 4 [Chapter 17 (Skeezuks Gets A Name); Chapter 18 (When the Parson Departed); Chapter 19 (Old Jim's Resolution); Chapter 20 (In the Toils of the Blizzard); Chapter 21 (A Bed in the Snow); Chapter 22 (Cleaning Their Slate); Chapter 23 (A Day of Joy)]

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Nevada History:

The Mines of Mono

"Indication," Notes of a Trip Through Western Utah, Alta California (1860) - Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6

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The Mines of Eldorado Cañon

P. W. S., Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, February 10, 1863]

"Knight," Letter from the Colorado Mines [Alta California, April 14, 1863]

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Stagecoach Travel

Dan De Quille, Knights of the Whip [Daily Alta California, 12 April 1885]

Dan De Quille, Staging in Early Days [Daily Alta California, 19 April 1885]

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Nevada Literature:

Rollin M. Daggett, Luke Reynold's Ghost [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Sam Davis, Converting a Skeptic [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Dan De Quille, An Indian Story of the Sierra Madre [from Cosmopolitan Magazine, June 1895]

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J. H. Mathewson, The Strangling Arm [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Oliver Roberts, The Shrinking Rope [San Francisco Call, December 25, 1895]

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Mary Hunter Austin, The Land of Little Rain (1903) -- Title page, TOC and The Land of Little Rain; Water Trails of the Ceriso; The Scavengers; The Pocket Hunter; Shoshone Land; Jimville – A Bret Harte Town; My Neighbor's Field; The Mesa Trail; The Basket Maker; The Streets of the Mountains; Water Borders; Other Water Borders; Nurslings of the Sky; The Little Town of the Grape Leaves

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Nevada History:

Good-Bye to Old Virginny

Finney, the Discoverer of the Silver Mines of Washoe [from the Daily Alta California, July 22, 1861]

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The Mines of Eldorado Cañon

J. H. R., Diary of Explorations in Search of the Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, July 17-August 2, 1862] Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 16, 1863]

L. P. W., Letter from the New Colorado Mines [from the Daily Alta California, January 28, 1863]

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The Art of Milling Ore

Author unknown (but reads like early Twain), The Method of Managing Silver Mills in Washoe, Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in Daily Alta California, July 21, 1862]

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The Territorial Judiciary

Pity the Sorrows of the Blind, Thomas Nast cartoon, (1871) [click on image to enlarge]

A Personal Matter in Nevada Territory [Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 28, 1863]

Rumored Corruption [Virginia City Daily Union article, reprinted in the Daily Alta California, May 14, 1864]

Comments upon "Strange Story" in the Union [Carson City Pi-Ute article, reprinted in the Daily Alta California, May 15, 1864]

Judge Locke of Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, May 30, 1864]

How the Grass Valley Mining Company has Spent its Money [Virginia City Daily Union article, reprinted in the Alta California, July 27, 1864]

Important from Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, August 23, 1864]

The Judiciary in Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, August 26, 1864]

Judiciary Matters in Nevada Territory [from the Sacramento Union, August 27, 1864]

A Suit for Damages [Territorial Enterprise article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, December 13, 1864]

The North-Stewart Imbroglio [Washoe City Times article, reprinted in the Sacramento Union, October 25, 1865]

John Franklin Swift, The Washoe Bar [from Robert Greathouse; Story of the Nevada Silver Mines (1870)]

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Nevada Literature:

Mark Twain, Information for the Million [from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories (1867)]

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Mark Twain, Mr. Skae's Item [from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories (1867)]

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Henry Rust Mighels, Letters from Lake Bigler [from Sage Brush Leaves (1879)]

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Sam P. Davis, Schools and Stocks [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, The Lumber Herder [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Dan De Quille, A Nevada Lawyer's Ruse [from the New York Sun, June 28, 1885]

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Nevada History:

Dan De Quille, Memories of Washoe [from the Daily Alta California, 2 February 1887]

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Dan De Quille, Nevada Newspapers [from the Daily Alta California, 26 April 1885]

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Nevada Literature:

John Franklin Swift, Robert Greathouse: A Story of the Nevada Silver Mines (unexpurgated edition of 1870) -- Part 1 (Title Page; TOC; The Silver Mines; Edmond Graham, Wife, and Daughter; Bob Greathouse, the Murderer; The Cosmodental Hotel; The Colony of Castaways); Part 2 (Enoch Bloodstone "strikes" it in the Graham Mine; Dame Partlet's Revenge; What constitutes Manhood; High Life; The Bosh Silver-Mining Company); Part 3 (The great Chain-shot Ball; The Fairy Island; The Blackmail Suit; Going to the Mines; Woman's Rights); Part 4 (Strawberry Station; The Carson Grade; Snakeweed and Bittergin, Counsellors-at-Law; Education forms the Common Mind; Jack Gowdy buys Mining Shares); Part 5 (The two Mortgages; Mr. Napoleon B. Spelter; No. 16, American Eagle Hotel; The Washoe Bar; The Patriotism of the Washoe Bar); Part 6 (What the Washoe Bar thinks of itself; A Declaration of Love; An Engagement to Marry; Joy in No. 16, American Eagle Hotel; An old Lover is sent about his Business); Part 7 (The Wedding Day is fixed; More Trouble at the Mine; How Mines are managed in Washoe; Charley Hunter obtains Employment; The Mother and her Offspring); Part 8 (Mr. Graham visits the Fourth Level; Mr. Graham has gone upon a Journey; The Wedding is Postponed; Mrs. Graham goes upon a Journey; A Friend comes to see Helen); Part 9 (A Worthy member of the Washoe Bar; Helen Graham Consults a Lawyer; Conscience an Obstacle to Justice; The Obstacle Removed; The King's Writ runneth not in the Graham Mine); Part 10 (Miss Graham is in very great Trouble; Joseph Bowers, of Calumet Creek; Practice at the Washoe Bar; The Sky is more Overcast; The Clouds begin to lift); Part 11 (Jack Gowdy's Logic; A Private writ of Habeas Corpus; Six Hours ahead of Time; Ten Hours ahead of Time; Serving the writ of Habeas Corpus); Part 12 (The Washoe Bar airs its Eloquence; Napoleon B. Spelter on the War-Path; Home Again; Another engagement to Marry; Jack Gowdy hands in his checks; Exeunt Omnes)

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Dan De Quille, A Dietetic Don Quixote [from the New York Sun, September 13, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, Tongue-Oil Timothy Dead [from the New York Sun, December 5, 1886]

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Sam P. Davis, An Oratorical Reminiscence [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, Andy Munroe's Funeral [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, Locomotion of Inanimate Things [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Regional History:

J. M. Scanland, Joaquin Murrieta, A Californian Fra Diavolo [from The Overland Monthly, November 1895]

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Nevada History:

Dan De Quille, Comstock Reminiscences [from the Daily Alta California, 29 March 1885:1]

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Rollin M. Daggett, Brisk Days on the Comstock 1 [from the San Francisco Call, August 6, 1893]

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Rollin M. Daggett, Brisk Days on the Comstock 2 [from the San Francisco Call, September 10, 1893]

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Nevada Literature:

Laura L. White, A Story of Donner Lake Pass [from The Overland Monthly, October 1884]

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Dan De Quille, The Comstock Vein [from the Daily Alta California, 3 May 1885]

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Sam P. Davis, The Quill Driver's Convention [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, The Reporter's Revenge [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, The Typographical Howitzer [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Davis, The Verse Carpenters [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Rollin M. Daggett, My French Friend [from The Overland Monthly, January 1895]

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Dan De Quille, The Black Dog of the Bend [from the San Francisco Call, 19 May 1895]

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Nevada History:

Letter from Carson Valley [from the Sacramento Union February 20, 1860]

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A Bill to Organize the Territory of Nevada, Passed, and Approved by the President [from the Sacramento Union, April 29, 1861]

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Fannie Mayer Bangs, A Faithful Account of the Last Indian Uprising in Nevada [from Nevada Historical Society Papers 1913-1916 (1917)]

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Oscar T. Shuck, David S. Terry [from Bench and Bar in California; History, Anecdotes, Reminiscences (1889)]

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E. G. Waite, An Estimate of the Life and Character of David S. Terry [from The Overland Monthly, October 1889]

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, One of the Lost [from the New York Sun September 20, 1885]

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Dan De Quille, Chief Geronimo [from the Daily Alta California, 21 September 1885]

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Sam P. Davis, Miss Armstrong's Homicide [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, The Candidate's Diary [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam P. Davis, The Circus Advance Agent [from Short Stories (1886)]

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James W. Gally, The Lazy Board [from the Pacific Rural Press, 7 January 1888]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, A Nevada Samaritan [from The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, July 1905]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, The Mystery at Zeke's [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, July 1906]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, Barney Doon, Braggart [from (ed.) William Dean Howells and Henry Mills Alden, Life at High Tide. . . (1907)]

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Nevada History:

Crossing the Sierras: Norwegian Snow Skates [from Hutching's Illustrated California Magazine, February 1857]

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Notes and Sketches of the Washoe Country [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, April 1860]

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Notes from the Washoe Silver Mines [a collection of articles from Mining magazine; devoted to mines, mining operations, metallurgy &c., 1859-1860]

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Indian War in Western Utah [articles from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, June and July 1860]

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The Pony Express [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, July 1860]

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Sand Clouds on the Desert [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, October 1860]

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The Alligator in Pyramid Lake [from Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, November 1860]

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Henry DeGroot, The Comstock Lode [from The Overland Monthly, June 1873]

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George Graham Rice, My Adventures With Your Money (1911); Chapter I (Title Page, Table of Contents, The Rise & Fall of Maxim & Gay); Chapter II (Mining Finance at Goldfield); Chapter III (The Brewing of a Saturnalia of Speculation); Chapter IV (The Greenwater Fiasco); Chapter V (On the Eve of the Great Goldfield Smash); Chapter VI (Nipissing and Goldfield Con); Chapter VII (Rawhide); Chapter VIII (The Press Agent and the Public's Money); Chapter IX (The Wall Street Game); Chapter X (Enter, B. H. Scheftels and Company); Chapter XI (A Fight to the Death); Chapter XII (The Lesson of It All)

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Nevada Literature:

Dan De Quille, Old-Time Gold Delvers [from the Daily Alta California, 22 March 1885:1]

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Sam P. Davis, The Pocket-Miner [from Short Stories (1886)]

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James W. Gally, Ghosted [from The Overland Monthly, August 1886]  

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Sam P. Davis, Pine Nutmegs and Bass-wood Hams [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Rollin M. Daggett, O'Doud's Diggin's [from The Overland Monthly, November 1894]

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Dan De Quille, The Metalloscopists [from the San Francisco Call, 17 June 1894:11]

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Sam P. Davis, The Mystery of the Savage Sump [from The Black Cat, December 1901]

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Nevada History:

Amasa Lyman, Report of Journey from San Bernardino to Great Salt Lake City [from Journal of Discourses, vol. 5 (1857)]

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George A. Smith, Report of a Visit to the Southern Country [from Journal of Discourses vol. 5 (1857)]

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Walter M. Leman, Playing the Comstock in 1863-1864 [from Memories of an Old Actor (1886)]

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George E. Peckham, Reminiscences of An Active life [from Nevada Historical Society Papers, 1917-1920 (1920)] Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, In Miner's Mirage-Land (1904) - Part 1 (Foreword; Mirages of the Desert) ; Part 2 (The Myths of the Desert; The Secret Mine of the Brown Men) ; Part 3 (The Charm of the Desert; The Quest of Old Man Berry) ; Part 4 (The Lovers of the Desert; Forman's Find) ; Part 5 (The Lessons of the Desert; The Marvelous Hardin Silver) ; Part 6 (The Lure of the Desert; The Rise and Fall of Hardin City)Part 7 (The Men of the Desert; Three Little Lakes of Gold) ; Part 8 (The Beauty of the Desert; The Lost Blue Bucket Mines) ; Part 9 (A Memory of the Desert; A Desert Mystery) ; Part 10 (The Toll of the Desert; The Graves of the Desert)

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Philip Verrill Mighels, When Mammon Makes a Camp [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, May 1905]

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Nevada Literature:

Noah Brooks, The Gentleman From Reno [from The Overland Monthly, October 1868]

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J. W. Gally, How Bill Was Mistaken [from The Overland Monthly, October 1874]

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Sam P. Davis, A Christmas Carol [from Short Stories (1886)]; also published as The First Piano in Camp (1919)

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Sam P. Davis, A Carson Poker Incident, from Short Stories (1886)]

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Sam Davis, A Fair Exchange [from The Overland Monthly, May 1884]

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Sam P. Davis, A Sage-Brush Chief [from Short Stories (1886)]

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Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye, Big Steve [from Bill Nye's Sparks (1901)]

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Sara Dean, How Wilson's Claim Was Jumped [from Sunset, February 1907]

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Regional History:

Henry DeGroot, Six Months in '49 [from The Overland Monthly, April, 1875]

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Harry L. Wells, Gold Lake [from The Overland Monthly, November 1884]

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Centennial of the Mexican Revolution:

Edward I. Bell, The Political Shame of Mexico (1914) Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3 ; Part 4 ; Part 5 ; Part 6 ; Part 7

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Nevada History:

R. M. Evans, The Silver and Gold Mines of Nevada [from Gazlay's Pacific Monthly Magazine, January 1865]

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R. M. Evans, A Trip to Nevada [from Gazlay's Pacific Monthly, March 1865]

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R. M. Evans, Virginia City and Its Surroundings [from Gazlay's Pacific Monthly Magazine, May 1865]

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Thomas Fitch, Nevada [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, August 1865]

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William Nye, A Winter Among the Piutes [from The Overland Monthly, March, 1886]

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Dan DeQuille, Reporting with Mark Twain [from The Californian Illustrated Magazine, July 1893]

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Nevada Literature:

Prentice Mulford, A Prospector's Story [from The Overland Monthly, April, 1869]

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Mrs. R. H. Raymond, A Tale of the Nevada Desert [from The Overland Monthly, August 1874]

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Sam Davis, The Parish Primaries [from The Californian, May 1881]

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Idah Meacham Strobridge, The Happy Hunting Ground: A Piute Doctrine [from The Land of Sunshine, June 1899]

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Martinetta Kinsell, The Moonwitch, A Legend of Lake Tahoe [from The Overland Monthly, May 1903]

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Mary Austin, Mahala Joe [from The Atlantic Monthly, July 1904]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, A Little Pioneer [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, May 1905]

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Philip Verrill Mighels, Billy Does His Assessment [from Harper's Monthly Magazine, January 1905]

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Nevada History:

George Wharton James, Frémont and the Discovery of Lake Tahoe [from The lake of the sky, Lake Tahoe, in the high Sierras of California and Nevada (1915)]

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George Wharton James, The Indians of Lake Tahoe [from The lake of the sky, Lake Tahoe, in the high Sierras of California and Nevada (1915)]

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George Wharton James, Indian Legends of the Tahoe Region [from The lake of the sky, Lake Tahoe, in the high Sierras of California and Nevada (1915)]

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George Wharton James, The Various Names of Lake Tahoe [from The lake of the sky, Lake Tahoe, in the high Sierras of California and Nevada (1915)]

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Nevada History:

Theodore H. Hittell, Grizzly Adams in Nevada [from The adventures of James Capen Adams, mountaineer and grizzly bear hunter, of California (1860)]

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Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, Bart., Virginia City in 1866 [from Greater Britain; a record of travel in English-speaking countries in 1866 and 1867 (1890)]

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Bolton Coit Brown, The Pack Mule [from The Atlantic Monthly, November 1904]

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Nevada Literature:

Mary Austin, Winneduma [from The Land of Sunshine, May 1898]

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Dr. George Gwyther, Sage Brush Bill [from The Overland Monthly, Nov. 1871]

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Mrs. W. W. Macomber, The Gossip of Gold Hill [from The Overland Monthly, March 1873]

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Nevada History:

C. Amy Cohn, Arts and Crafts of the Nevada Indians  [from Nevada Historical Society Papers vol. 1 (1909)]

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Jules Remy and Julius Brenchley, A Trip Across Southern Nevada in 1855 [from A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City vol. 2 (1861)] Chapter 1 (From Salt Lake City to Fillmore);   Chapter 2 (From Fillmore to Las  Vegas)Chapter 3 (From Las Vegas to Los Angeles)Chapter 4 (Los Angeles and the Coast of California)   

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J. A. Yerington, Stories of Hank Monk  [from Sunset, November 1903]

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R. L. Fulton, Reminiscences of Nevada  [from Nevada Historical Society Papers vol. 1 (1909)]

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Beulah Hershiser, The Adjustment of the Boundaries of Nevada  [from Nevada Historical Society Papers vol. 1 (1909)]

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Nevada Literature:

James W. Gally, Shackle-foot Sam  [from The Overland Monthly, December 1874]

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"The Gatherer," Forty Mince Pies  [from Literary California, Poetry, Prose and Portraits (1918)]

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Rollin M. Daggett, My News Year's Guests  [from Literary California, Poetry, Prose and Portraits (1918)]

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Adelaide Soulé, Helping the Highwayman  [from Sunset, November 1910]

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Ella Sterling Cummins Mighels, Writers of the Sagebrush School  [from The story of the files; a review of Californian writers and literature (1893)]

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Centennial of the Mexican Revolution:

Major Edward S. O'Reilly, Roving and Fighting in the Mexican Revolution  [from Roving and Fighting: Adventures Under Four Flags (1918)]

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Nevada History:

Jules Remy and Julius Brenchley, A Trip Across Northern Nevada in 1855 [from A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City vol. 1 (1861)] Part 1 (Chapter 1 - From Sacramento to Carson Valley)Part 2 (Chapter 2 - From Carson Valley to Haws's Ranch)Part 3 (Chapter 3 - From Haws's Ranch to the New Jerusalem)Part 4 (Chapter 4 - The New Jerusalem)

"There went to Bullionville four young men, polite gentlemanly fellows, all under thirty years of age. They were Michael Casey, Barney Flood, Morgan Courtney, and William Bethers. They said to Raymond and Ely: 'We will drive those fellows off if you will give us a written promise that we can have the ground for thirty days.' The bargain was made and operations begun."

Charles Gracey, Early Days in Lincoln County [from Nevada Historical Society Papers vol. 1 (1908)]

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Nevada Literature:

"It might be a useful, certainly a curious, study to find out how much alcohol in its various drinkable forms—mostly whisky, however—has had to do with the advancement of civilization and the establishment of good government; for it seems to be a fact, that the drinker of the more fiery potations, however much they may have damaged themselves, have always been the staunchest creators and supporters of good government."

James W. Gally, Quartz [from Short Stories by California Authors (1885)]

           " What is your name, my child ? ' said the taller of the two ruffians that were holding me under their guns.

            " ' Acts o' 'Postles,' said I almost before thinking.

            " 'Acts of the Apostles," said the fellow, in a tone of surprise, then added, 'Indeed,' and turning to the man who had laid down his gun said, 'Go through him gently, Thomas.'"

Dan DeQuille, The Seven Nimrods of the Sierra [fromThe Overland Monthly, January 1888]

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Centennial of the Mexican Revolution:

John Kenneth Turner, Barbarous Mexico (1910) Part 1 (Chapters 1-5); Part 2 (Chapters 6-10); Part 3 (Chapters 11-13)Part 4 (Chapters 14-17) 

"WHAT has happened in Mexico, with dramatic and startling rapidity, is the disintegration of a legend. It was not a baseless legend: few legends are. There was a large substratum of truth in it. Many men have left unalterably graven on the tablets of history reputations far less genuine than that of Porfirio Diaz. But these were men who had the good fortune to die at the right moment."

William Archer, The Collapse of the Diaz Legend [from McClure's Magazine, August 1911]

"The opposition received new strength in 1908 in consequence of a statement of President Díaz to James Creelman, published in the March number of Pearson's Magazine, where the President was quoted as declaring, ' No matter what my friends and, supporters say, I retire when my presidential term of office ends, and I shall not serve again. * * * I welcome an opposition party in the Mexican Republic. * * * If it can develop power, not to exploit but to govern, I will stand by it.' This interview encouraged the formation of the No reelection or Antireelection Party, and hastened the publication (October, 1908) of Francisco I. Madero's book, ' La Sucesión Presidential,' which voiced that party's sentiments and had for its immediate object the formation of a public opinion against the reelection of President Díaz, in 1910."

U. S. State Department, Events Leading Up To The Revolution in Mexico [from Foreign Relations of the United States 1911, Mexico (1912)]

"I had never met Mr. Madero before, but Will has known him for years. He is a small, almost timid-looking man, and until you hear him speak you would not believe that he had the courage to attempt such a foolhardy undertaking. He is full of his subject and assures us that the movement is far more general than we realize."

Alice Day McLaren, The Tragic Ten Days of Madero [from Scribner's Magazine, January 1914]

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Nevada History:

"When a stallion succeeds in leading his band away from their pursuers more than two or three times, he or his band soon receive local names. Many of these studs were able to avoid capture for years. The "Pinto" bunch which ranged near Dry Creek on the east side of Pine Valley about thirty-five miles south of the Central Pacific railroad owed its liberty to the cunning of the big Pinto stallion that led them even more than to their own fleetness and endurance."

Charles (Pete) Barnum, How I Trap Wild Horses [from Sunset, August 1908]

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"IN ten years from now the only market for horses will be the museum. In ten years from now I shall be forty-eight, which is too old to break into a new game in order to support a wife and child. So I'm giving up the truest sport and finest business in the world. I'm not going to trap another band of wild horses in the rugged mountains of Nevada."

Sunset editorial staff, A Horseless Horsemen [from Sunset, May 1914]

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"A STATE where no special attention until recently has been paid to its agricultural resources; desolate and unpropitious when viewed from the car windows of the transcontinental trains which traverse little of its farming sections; and for fifty years given over to mining as its paramount industry, with stock-raising second and farming third in the industrial list; with a preconceived opinion in the minds of the public that, generally speaking, it is as hopeless of transformation into fields of husbandry as are the tablelands of central Asia, or the Desert of Sahara -- Nevada is somewhat handicapped in its appeal to homeseekers in that conditions are not what they are understood to be and that this great inland empire has its own marvelous agricultural destiny."

C. A. Norcross, Agricultural Nevada (1914)

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Nevada Literature:

"On awaking the next morning, we found that only enough snow had fallen to whiten the ground. This soon disappeared under a bright sun. Nearly all our party then said, " All the snow is now out of the air; this ends it—there will be no big storm for a month." Such was the talk that morning with a bright sky above us."

Dan DeQuille, The Perils of the High Sierras [fromThe Overland Monthly, March 1887]

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"Everything he saw called forth a joke or a quaint saying. His drollery was without effort. His fun like the quality of mercy was not strained. It was natural to him to see the comical side of everything. He teemed with waggery which on the slightest provocation expanded into a surprising flow of facetiousness—into a merry, sportive string of pleasantries."

Dan DeQuille, Artemus Ward in Nevada [from The Californian Illustrated Magazine, August 1893]

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American History:

Getting Good Government

"IN November, 1890, a mayor for the term of two years was to be elected in the city of New York. It was a foregone conclusion that the Democratic candidate, whoever he might be, would be chosen, and naturally, as the time for making nominations approached, there was much speculation, in the newspapers and elsewhere, as to who would receive the office. But, strangely enough, there seemed to be a dearth of nominees ; persons were not " prominently mentioned," as is usual under such circumstances ; and in fact it was utterly uncertain whom the electors had in mind, until a private citizen of New York opportunely arrived home from Europe. This was Mr. Richard Croker. When Mr. Croker came, New York found out who its chief executive officer was to be. He named the candidate ; the delegates to the nominating convention ratified his choice, and in due course the electors confirmed it."

Henry Childs Merwin, Tammany Hall [from The Atlantic Monthly, February 1894]

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"We were attacked with the most bitter animosity by every sensational newspaper and every politician of the baser sort, not because of our shortcomings, but because of what we did that was good."

Theodore Roosevelt, Municipal Administration: The New York Police Force [from The Atlantic Monthly, September 1897]

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"There was an American way, already well known, of meeting other difficulties of government, but the American way of governing large cities under a pure democracy no one seemed to have considered. The American way of curing all evils had hitherto been simply to turn out the party in power, and try the other. "

E. L. Godkin, Peculiarities of American Municipal Government [from The Atlantic Monthly, November 1897]

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"More and more, it is said, the work of governments is falling into the hands of men to whom even small pay is important, and who are suspected of adding to their income by corruption. The withdrawal of the more intelligent class from legislative duties is more and more lamented, and the complaint is somewhat justified by the mass of crude, hasty, incoherent, and unnecessary laws which are poured on the world at every session. It is increasingly difficult to-day to get a man of serious knowledge on any subject to go to Congress, if he have other pursuits and other sources of income. To get him to go to the state legislature, in any of the populous and busy States, is well-nigh impossible."

E. L. Godkin, The Decline of Legislatures, The Atlantic Monthly, July 1897]

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How Nevada Became a Territory:

Colonel Albert G. Brown, Jr., The Utah Expedition: Its Causes and Consequences [from The Atlantic Monthly, March-May 1859] Part 1;  Part 2;  Part 3  

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Nevada History:

"KERR was a man whose name fitted him like a glove."

J. H. Cradlebaugh, When Kerr Dropped Out [from Sunset, February 1906]

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"Reports floated back from Old Washoe, as the country was known at that time, and many a miner who had not met with good luck in the Golden State drifted across the mountains and went into the scramble for wealth on the other side."

Sam Davis, Comstock Croppings [from Sunset, February 1906]

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"WHEN Harry Stimler and Will Marsh failed to make their pile at Tonopah they accepted their fate with equanimity and refused to be discouraged."

James F. O'Brien, Nevada's Latest Bonanza [from Sunset, August 1904]

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"THERE are some twenty-five thousand people in the new mining districts of Nevada, and the larger part of them are watching for new camps and new openings."

Fred Pheby, Next Boom is Panamint [from Sunset, December 1905]

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"The trip to Tonopah and Goldfield, Columbia and Diamondfield today, compared with that of twelve months ago, might be likened to the sudden change from laborious ox-teams to the Pullman car."

F. McPherson, In the Tonopah Country [from Sunset, December 1905]

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"It is singular that there should be fascination great enough in the pursuit of this gleaming mineral to hold men enthralled so completely that they take no thought of the arid desert, the penetrating gray dust, the glare of the midsummer sun and lack of creature comforts; forget everything but the shimmering golden harvest."

Clara Douglas, What Tonopah's Gold Has Wrought [from Sunset, February 1906]

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"Venturesome men are swarming over the southern desert, where the foot of white man, or even Indian, never trod and the result is that new discoveries of mineral, especially gold, are constantly being made."

K. R. Casper, Silver State Gold Surprises [from Sunset, March 1906]

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"SURPRISES in the way of new discoveries of mines and the opening up of new mining districts and the resurrection of old ones, long since supposed to have been "played out," are still the order of the day in Nevada."

K. R. Casper, The Gold of Fairview [from Sunset, January 1907]

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"In October, 1907, a dozen prospectors, a half-dozen tents and a few burros were all the camp could boast. To-day it is a wide-awake, hustling mining camp, the city having a population of about eight thousand and the district probably twelve thousand."

J. H. Cradlebaugh, Rawhide and Its Gold: The Newest Record-Breaker Among the Wonderful Treasure Towns of Nevada [from Sunset, July 1908]

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Nevada Literature:

"WHEN it snows in Nevada it blows; but the desert earth, under the fallen snow, is usually warm enough to cause the snow to adhere to the heels of boots in great rough buttons, which, when they fall off the heel, leave upturned in the foot-prints of the walker sharply defined and dirty impressions of various tack-heads and heel-taps. "

Dr. J. W. Gally, The Frozen Truth [from The Overland Monthly, October 1875]

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"In 1858, a couple of ragged and vermin-inhabited prospectors, wandering about one of the spurs of the Sierra, discovered gold, an article for which they had been assiduously searching for some months. Immediately on fixing their hungry optics to the fragment of auriferous rock, they gave a shout of delight, drove down a stake, fixed a notice of location, and announced the birth of a new town, calling the same Treasure Peaks."

Sam Davis, The Hermit of Treasure Peaks [from The Californian, April 1880]

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"A WAVE of moral turpitude had struck the mining-camp of Lundy Diggings, which was (and, for that matter, is) in Mono county, California. Colonel Jim Townsend, editor of the Mining Index, and the moral, social and political mentor of the Diggings, was, in a measure, so to speak, the original ripple from which had grown the said wave of moral turpitude. The Colonel started the downward plunge by fathering a string of most phenomenal lies, directed for the most part toward belittling the neighboring camp of Aurora, just across the line in Nevada."

Peter B. Kyne, The Great Mono Miracle: An Echo of Mark Twain [from Sunset, July 1912]

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Regional History:

"The magnitude of the enterprise, the benefits resulting from it both to the commercial world and the mining community, and the difficulties encountered in carrying it into effect are not yet fully appreciated."

J. Ross Browne, The Overland Telegraph [from Resources of the Pacific Slope (1869), pp. 431-442]

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"At Dry Lake, a waterless basin in the centre of the beds, the men were hurried from their blankets in the gray of morning by a rattling volley from Modoc rifles and deafening yells of exultation. "

William M. Bunker, In the Lava Beds [from The Californian, February 1880]

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"So the mystery of Turner's disappearance remained unsolved."

J. W. Redington, Trooper Turner: A Military Mystery of a Man and a Mule [from Sunset, February 1907]

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Centennial of the Mexican Revolution:

James Creelman, President Diaz: Hero of the Americas [from Pearson's Magazine, March 1908]

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Pierre N. Beringer, The Awakening of a Nation: Marvelous Mexico and the Muck Raker [from The Overland Monthly, July 1910]

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Nevada History:

"Arrangements had been made for holding court in the loft of a stable, and the preliminary work, owing to the crowded condition of the room, was almost impossible."

J. H. Cradlebaugh, The Mormon Station [from Sunset, November 1905]

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"THE breaking out of the Piute war in the spring of 1860, found me illy prepared for it. There had been blood-curdling rumors in circulation for several weeks, which some of my adult friends retailed to me with ornate embellishments that would make a Cheefoo despatch seem like a Sunday-school lesson. "

J. H. Cradlebaugh, The Piute War, [from Sunset, July 1905]

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"In the spring of 1860 the Kingsbury grade was completed, becoming the main highway between California and western Utah, and over this the black current of wealth seekers flowed. Among the birds of prey who followed this stream as gulls follow a school of herring, was Sam Brown, a big, red-headed Texan, weighing two hundred and fifty pounds, every ounce of which was meaner, viler, and more wicked than all the others put together."

J. H. Cradlebaugh, The Hatching of the Sage-Hen [from Sunset, May 1905]

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"ONE frequently hears of the "political corpse" in a campaign, but I never knew of but one real political corpse in my life, and that was the one which "Cleve," the political manipulator from White Pine county, Nevada, rang in on the Republican convention at Winnemucca."

Sam Davis, A Political Corpse [from Sunset, September 1903]

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"THE story of the discovery of Tonopah reads like an Arabian Night's tale."

Sam C. Dunham, Tonopah and Its Gold [from Sunset, May 1903]

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"THE history of mines and mining camps is always an interesting subject. The circumstances under which so-called worthless public domain is accidentally made to bring forth endless treasure are always read with close attention. No less interesting are the histories of the men who made the discoveries and aided in their development."

K. R. Casper, The Money-Makers of Goldfield [from Sunset, July 1905]

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"THE awakening of southern Nevada seems little short of marvelous. This is written in the town of Beatty on the Amargosa river right in the heart of the now famous Bullfrog district in the southern part of Nye county, and the only oasis in this immense desert."

K. R. Casper, The Bullfrog Bonanza: How Recent Gold Discoveries Have Awakened Southern Nevada and Added New Towns to the Map [from Sunset, August 1905]

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"AT THE northern end of the crescent-shaped, high range of the Red Mountains, Southern Nevada, rises a high point known as "Silver Peak." This mountain stands forty-five miles south of Candelaria and thirty-seven miles southwest of Tonopah. In the early days of mining excitement in Nevada it was one of the best known gold-yielding rocks of the state."

Clara E. Douglas, Silver Peak [from Sunset, December 1906]

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"The most popular modern mining camp on the Western Slope is marked on the map by a constellation of small towns in the Nevada desert, twenty-four hours by rail from San Francisco, over the spine of the Sierras and on across an illimitable expanse of sage and sand."

Elmer B. Harris, The New West: A Social Study of Life in Nevada's Towns Today [from Sunset, February 1907]

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Nevada Literature:

"I WISH I could tell the tale in the broken words and with the strange gestures of the old Indian woman, for it will doubtless lose its weird pathos, even if I try ever so hard to tell it exact."

Nonette V. McGlashan, The Legend of Lake Tahoe [from Sunset, August 1905]

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"Well, I have been here in Nevada for a good while, and first and last have had something to do with many of the worst scamps we have ever had in this State ; but, for coolness and tact, I put down Mat Kingman as highest by a few spots. The best thing I ever knew of him happened a little less than four years ago, not long after I was elected judge of this district. Manley remembers it. He was district attorney then, and was sold worse than the rest of us, by a little."

George D. Keeney, A Sage-Brush Alibi [from The Overland Monthly, February 1875]

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"'Twas a dreary day at Pine Nut, and gloom was everywhere;

                        There was sadness in the little camp and sorrow in the air.

                        A more doleful set of faces one would not care to see,

                        The day the boys laid out the corpse of poor old Bill Magee."

Sam Davis, Bill Magee of Pine Nut: An Epic of a Nevada Mining Camp [from Sunset, August 1904]

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"I had gone into the Square Deal saloon Friday night, after getting into Sand Springs. Now Sand Springs weren't calculated to please the beauty-loving eye. Take a stretch of dirty white alkali country, throw a few sagebrush around, put up a feed corral and a combination saloon and eating-house, filled with flies, bad language, and an unsatisfactory odor of bacon and tobacco, and you've got Sand Springs and the Square Deal."

W. Fay Boericke, Sand Springs to Hazen [from Sunset, Dec 1906]

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"BY PROFESSION I am a promoter, dealing particularly in mining properties. It is an occupation requiring a certain mental makeup that is born, not made."

W. Fay Boericke, Finance in Fairview [from Sunset, February 1907]

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"RHYOLITE in midwinter, with the snow five feet deep on Bonanza mountain, with an icy wind howling across the flat, with every road well nigh impassable, was not an attractive place."

W. Fay Boericke, The Goldfield Way [from Sunset, November 1907]

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Nevada History:

"We can only form a very inadequate conception, however, of the difficulties of that route over the icy mountain barriers when, to-day, seated in the comfortable cars of the Central Pacific, we are whirled in a few hours from the neighborhood of the Donner tragedy to luxurious cities and a land of summer at the foot of the mountain's western declivity. A truer estimate of these difficulties may be obtained by a horseback ride over another of the routes of pioneer immigration, which traverses a region of the Sierras that has since remained in its almost primitive tracklessness—the old Lassen trail."

Oscar F. Martin, The Old Lassen Trail [from The Overland Monthly, July 1883]

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"Well!" he added, "if he don't steal the Golden Gate before he is in California three months, it will be because the government takes it in at night."

J. H. Cradlebaugh, Ragtown of Nevada [from Sunset, October 1905]

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"It was with the hope of saving the life of this daughter and that of Aaron that the widowed mother had left her home in the East. They traveled by way of the route north of Salt Lake City and arrived in Carson City on the twenty-fifth of August, 1859. The present capital of Nevada was then a hamlet of four houses."

Aaron D. Campton, Experiences of a Nevada Pioneer [from the Second Biennial Report of the Nevada Historical Society 1909-1910 (1911)]

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"THE phenomenally rich discoveries made during the past few years in the mining camps of Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog and other districts in Nevada, have not only stimulated mining in many of the older camps but have attracted attention to mines that were once found and then lost. The recent display of wealth by a cowboy-miner, and his lavish expenditure of it in Los Angeles and later in New York City, have revived the story that the old Breyfogle mine, which created such a furore in California and Nevada in the early sixties, has been rediscovered."

K. R. Casper, The Story of Breyfogle [from Sunset, October 1905]

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"It has been the pleasant custom of Messrs. Sparks and Harrell, for a dozen years past, to gather a genial company about them, and taking a big grub wagon well-loaded, a cook and a caballaranjo (pronounced cavarango) pitch camp in the heart of their great cattle range in northeastern Nevada and Southern Idaho, to hunt the antelope and the deer."

R. L. Fulton, Camp Life on a Great Cattle Range in Northern Nevada [from Sunset, July 1900]

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Nevada Literature:

"The nest is over a part of the cañon that is about one thousand feet deep, and out on the branches of a nearly horizontal tree. Not a man in the State has the nerve to climb out along the trunk of that cedar and bring in the young eagles ! "

Dan DeQuille, The Eagle's Nest [from The Overland Monthly, May 1891]

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"'Tis nawthing," says Barney when you ask him about it, "only an incydent of the desert."

Charles W. Coyle, The Desert Rat [from The Overland Monthly, January 1911]

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"For many years had there been peace between the Pah-Utes and the Shoshones, and the grass grew green over the slumbering tomahawk."

A. H. Martin, The Valley of Bubbling Earth: A Legend of Coso Springs [from The Overland Monthly, April 1911]

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"In the general scheme of the highgraders, "Dad" played the old prospector act, the desert mystery just in from a long, weary trip over the alkali where he had spotted some fabulous chimneys of rich ore. He appeared in the morning, and the same night vanished with a string of burros loaded with grub, but a close inspection under the tarpaulins would have revealed loot rich enough for Ali Baba's renowned forty thieves."

Charles W. Coyle, The Highgraders [from The Overland Monthly, April 1911]

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Regional History:

"The taking of furs in the streams which formed the headwaters of the Missouri, the Columbia and the Colorado, had gone on until, in 1833, it was evident that new grounds for trapping must be found or the business itself would soon be ruined."

F. N. Fletcher, The Trappers and Explorers of the Great Basin [from the Nevada Historical Society Papers (1920)]

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"At a time when it was generally believed that serious Indian troubles were a thing of the past, a wave of superstition has swept over the remnants of aboriginal humanity still lingering among us, which at one time seemed likely to involve us in one of the bloodiest Indian wars in our history."

E. L. Huggins, Smohalla, The Prophet of Priest Rapids [from The Overland Monthly, February 1891]

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Nevada History:

"I had only been a few hours on the lower section, when I was informed that there were several men in our camp who could ride in the flume, -- leap upon a passing jam of wood as it went rushing and seething by, maintain their balance, and go winding down the mountains and over gulches like a flash of light ; and I was further told that when going down to Carson some of these men traveled down to the edge of the valley in that way. I was incredulous."

[John Brayshaw Kaye, Down a Mountain Flume [from The Overland Monthly, January 1892]

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"A. J. Leathers, Thomas Murphy, Morrill, and others, who were the pioneer prospectors, gave but little attention to the district, until in 1868, following the directions of an Indian, they explored the naked summit of Treasure Hill, and there found that extraordinary body of mineral wealth which soon after led to the concentration of population in that quarter, and the organization of a new county. The news of this wonderful discovery went, as though borne on the wings of the wind, to every city, town and camp in the State. Population gathered in, like the waters from a cloudburst, suddenly and in overwhelming numbers."

History of White Pine County [from Myron Angel, History of the State of Nevada, Thompson & West (1881)]

Nevada Literature:

"The truth is always bitter; from pretty lips, it is doubly so, even though the girl be -- but this had been mere conjecture upon my part. I may have been hasty in judgment."

Richard L. Rinckwitz, The Circe of Lahontan Basin: A Story of Nevada's Desert [from The Overland Monthly, July 1908]

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Nevada History:

"Once the Indians possessed all this beautiful country; now they have none. Then they lived happily, and prayed to the Great Spirit. But the white man came, with his cursed whisky and selfishness and greed, and drove out the poor Indian, because he was more numerous and better armed and knew more knowledge. I see very well that all my race will die out."

Sarah Winnemucca, The Pah-Utes [from The Californian, September, 1882]

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"John is superintendent of the 'Great Bamboozle ' now, and is besides a member of the Legislature, so of course we move in the best society. I spent a week with him in Carson a little while ago—when they were attempting to pass a bill by which a wife might insure her husband's life without his knowledge or consent. The bill did not pass, though fair notes from fair ladies entreated the suffrages of the honorable senators."

Louise M. Palmer, How We Live in Nevada [from The Overland Monthly, May 1869]

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"Looking up I saw a long jet of white steam shoot far up into the air from the top of the mesa. Another and another followed, and in a few minutes a dozen or more were rising from different parts of the hillside, and one or two from the plain at its foot."

Col. Albert S. Evans, In Whirlwind Valley [from The Overland Monthly, February 1869]

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"We bend our heads against the storm, and in a minute a wondrous change has come over the entire party. Grizzled and white-haired as an octogenarian is every man ; moustaches and whiskers are masses of ice, and everyone wears a sparkling suit of silver gray. What shapes are these which like phantoms of the air come silently towards us moving with the storm ?"

Col. Albert S. Evans, Up in the Po-go-nip [from The Overland Monthly, March 1869]

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"There comes no sound of the church-going bell, and no long lines of people clad in solemn black are to be seen wending their way toward places of worship, but nevertheless any one with half an eye can see that it is Sunday ; there are twice as many idlers on the streets ; three times as many drunken miners in the saloons, and a far greater number of men recklessly throwing away their earnings at the gambling tables as on a week day, and although it is only 1 P.M., there has been some excitement in town already."

Col. Albert S. Evans, Among the Clouds [from The Overland Monthly, July, 1869]

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"On the south-west slope are the celebrated Bromide, Chloride, and Pogonip Flats, which gently undulate from the southernmost of the two peaks, down toward the main cañon—now the road from Hamilton to Shermantown. On these flats the richest ores of the district, next to the Eberhardt, have been found; and they are the most easily mined and milled, perhaps, of any silver ores in the world. The fame of White Pine has arisen from these flats ; and to-day they present an appearance of being thoroughly honey-combed."

William T. E. Pritchard, White Pine [from The Overland Monthly, September, 1869]

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"It will surprise many to learn that there was once open rebellion against the authority, peace, and dignity of the great State of California, and that the residents of that fair land of sage which rolls away in gray vistas from the marshy banks of Honey Lake, were once in arms against the lawful authorities of the State as represented in the persons of the sheriff of Plumas County and that most dreadfully sounding thing, a posse comitatus."

H. L. Wells, The Sage-Brush Rebellion [from The Overland Monthly, March 1889]

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"For many years 'Baldy' Green was a favorite driver in the Sierra, but in 1866, and for a long time afterwards, he drove out of Virginia City, Nevada, on the Austin drive as far as Big Ned's, seventy-five miles from Virginia. He was nearly six feet in height and proportionately built, and was altogether as handsome a man as one could wish to meet. His eye was large, lustrous, and beautiful. His moustache was perfect."

Maj. Ben C. Truman, Knights of the Lash [from The Overland Monthly, March and April, 1898]

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Nevada Literature:

"Where was I?" asked Dick Davis, looking inquiringly upon the faces of the half dozen " old boys " seated about the table, within easy reach of the bean pot and pickles.

            " Where were you ? " cried Lucky Bill.

            " Why, you muggins, you have not yet begun your story ! You've had your nose in your beer mug."

            "True enough !" cried Dick, looking quite surprised. "Well, now I 'm off."

Dan De Quille, Luck: A Prospector Strikes a Queer Streak [from The Overland Monthly, February 1891]

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"What I'd like to be shore of," said he one day, "is this yere: Kin a American citizen die, when his time comes, satisfied that he leaves a republic behind what'll continue as it was laid out to; an' that he's goin' to sech a country as his mother thought she was goin' to. Now, them's two o' the biggest pints in Ameriky. And dern my skin ef I hain't get doubts about 'em both !"

Dr. J. W. Gally, Big Jack Small [from The Overland Monthly, August, 1910]

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Nevada History:

R. M. Bucke, Twenty-five Years Ago [from The Overland Monthly, June 1883]

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Dan De Quille (William Wright), Snow-Shoe Thompson [from The Overland Monthly, October 1886]

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Albert S. Evans, A Winter Night's Ride in the Sierra [from The Overland Monthly, June 1870]

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David Thompson (comp.),  Indian Agency Reports pertaining to Nevada, 1859; 1862; 1863; 1864; 1865; 1866; 18671868 [From the Annual Reports of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs]

Related Reading

David Thompson (comp.), Letters from Nevada Indian Agents 1849-1861 (1981): 1849; 1850; 1851; 1852; 1853; 1854; 1855; 1856; 1857;  1858; 1859; 1860; 1861

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George Thomas Marye Jr., Commerce on the Comstock 1869-1881 [excerpt from George Thomas Marye Jr., From '49 to '83 in California and Nevada (1923)]

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Frank R. Williams, Nevada's School Revenue System; Do We Need Change? [article from The Nevada School Journal (1909)]

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A. A. Codd, Employment and Salaries of Teachers [article from The Nevada School Journal (1909)]

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How Nevada Became a Territory:

The Western United States, 1853 (Mary B. Ansari Map Collection, University of Nevada - Reno) [click on image to enlarge]

H. H. Bancroft, The Utah War [from Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Utah (1890)] Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

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John D. Lee, Last Confession and Statement of John D. Lee [from John D. Lee, Mormonism Unveiled (1877)] Part 1Part 2

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Robert N. Baskin, The Mountain Meadows Massacre Trials [from Robert N. Baskin, Reminiscences of early Utah (1914)]

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Testimony of James Holt Haslam [from C. W. Penrose, Supplement to the Lecture on the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1885)]

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Condition of Affairs in the Territory of Utah [House Executive Document No. 25, 32nd Cong., 1st Sess.] (1852)

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Mountain Meadows, and other massacres in Utah Territory [Senate Executive Document No. 42, 36th Cong., 1st Sess.] (1860) Part 1 (Secretary of War)Part 2 (Commissioner of Indian Affairs and Secretary of the Interior)Part 3 (Commissioner of Indian Affairs - Subsequent Massacres)

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T. B. H. Stenhouse, Utah Territory and the Federal Government 1849-1861 [excerpt from T. B. H. Stenhouse, The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons (1873)] Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

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Capt. James H. Carleton, Special Report of the Mountain Meadow Massacre,  House Document No. 605, 57th Cong., 1st Sess. (1859; reprinted 1902)

John Cradlebaugh, Speech of John Cradlebaugh of Nevada, on the Admission of Utah As a State (1863) SpeechAppendix 

The Utah Expedition [House Executive Document No. 71, 35th Cong., 1st Sess.] (1858) Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

Messages and Proclamations of President James Buchanan regarding the Army Expedition to Utah [Excerpts from The Works of James Buchanan, vol. 10 (1908)]

Condition of Affairs in Utah Territory [House Executive Document No. 78, 36th Congress, 1st Sess.] (1860)

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Regional History:

Robert Welles Ritchie, The Hell-roarin' Forty-niners (1928)

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Nevada History Texts:

"In the spring and early summer of 1858 a series of events took place in western Utah which caused great excitement throughout that region. The first of these was the murder of Henry Gordier, a Frenchman, in Honey Lake valley, and the events that followed were the result of this."

Asa Merrill Fairfield, The Murder of Henry Gordier,  [excerpt from Asa Merrill Fairfield, Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California (1916)]

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"On my return to Honolulu I was astonished to find that 'Mark Twain' had arrived a few days before. He was in San Francisco when I left holding the position of reporter on the Call. 'How in thunder, Mark,' I asked him when we met, 'does it happen that you have come here?' 'Well, you see,' said Mark, in his peculiar drawl, 'I waited for six months for you fellows to discharge me—for I knew you did not want me,—and getting tired of waiting, I discharged myself.'

Col. James J. Ayers, Mark Twain Doing the Islands  [excerpt from Col. James J. Ayers, Gold and sunshine, reminiscences of early California (1922)]

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"I had not been long in the editorial chair of the Enterprise before mysterious hints about marvelous discoveries came from the region of White Pine. Information from that remote locality continued to come to the office during the summer of 1868, and from sources so authentic and direct as to leave no room to doubt that a rich and extensive system of mines had been discovered at Treasure Hill."

Col. James J. Ayers, A Disastrous Newspaper Venture  [excerpt from Col. James J. Ayers, Gold and sunshine, reminiscences of early California (1922)]

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Dr. Garland Hurt, Indians of Utah (1860) [From Report of explorations across the great basin of the territory of Utah for a direct wagon-route from Camp Floyd to Genoa, in Carson Valley (1876)]

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Edward M. Kern, Journal of an Exploration of Mary's or Humboldt River, Carson Lake, and Owens River and Lake in 1845 [From Report of explorations across the great basin of the territory of Utah for a direct wagon-route from Camp Floyd to Genoa, in Carson Valley (1876)]

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Regional History:

H. H. Bancroft, Idaho's Indian Wars [excerpt from H. H. Bancroft, History of Washington, Idaho and Montana (1890)]

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Nevada History:

David Thompson (comp.), US Army Operations in Nevada Territory 1861; US Army Operations in Nevada Territory 1862 (Jan-Jun); US Army Operations in Nevada and Utah Territories 1862 (Jul-Dec); US Army Operations in Nevada and Utah Territories 1863 (Jan-Mar); US Army Operations in Nevada and Utah Territories 1863 (Apr-Jun); US Army Operations in Nevada and Utah Territories 1863 (Jul-Dec); US Army Operations in Nevada and Utah Territories 1864 (Jan-Jun); US Army Operations in Nevada and Utah Territories 1864 (Jul-Dec); US Army Operations in Nevada 1865 (Jan-Jun); US Army Operations in Nevada 1865 (Jul-Dec) [From the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series I, vol. 50, Parts 1 & 2]

Zoeth Skinner Eldredge, The Comstock Lode [excerpt from Eldredge's History of California vol. 4 (1915)]

Regional History:

Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Rogue River Indian Wars 1851-1858 [excerpt from Bancroft's History of Oregon vol. 2 (1890)]

Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Snake River Indian Wars 1858-1873 [excerpt from Bancroft's History of Oregon vol. 2 (1890)]

Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Modoc Indian Wars 1864-1873 [excerpt from Bancroft's History of Oregon vol. 2 (1890)]

Theodore H. Hittell, The Modoc Indian War 1873 [excerpt from Hittell's History of California vol. 3 (1897)]

Nevada History Texts:

"On the first of April a large column of smoke was seen rising from the vicinity, and the supposition is the station was that day attacked by the Indians. The walls of the house occupied by the men were built from thick pieces of sod. They had made ten loopholes for their rifles on the side attacked. The attack was made from a stone corral about thirty paces off, in front of the house. (To the east and lower than the house.) The whole front of the corral is bespattered with lead of the bullets fired from the house. By appearances the fight is supposed to have lasted about half a day. Curry was killed by a shot through a loophole — a body in the house having been recognized by persons acquainted with him. The legs from below the knees were missing."

Asa M. Fairfield, Indian Troubles in Northwestern Nevada [From Asa Merrill Fairfield, Pioneer History of Lassen County (1916)] 1848-5918601861-641865-671868-69

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Grace Greenwood, A Visit to Nevada in 1871 [From Grace Greenwood, New Life in New Lands: Notes of Travel (1873)]

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Facts About Goldfield; The Greatest Mining Camp in the World (1904)

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John D. Hoff, Tenderfoot and expert; a true story and experience of a tenderfoot at Goldfield and Tonopah (1905)

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Clifton Johnson, A Visit to the Comstock Lode in 1908 [From Clifton Johnson, Highways and Byways of California, with excursions into Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Idaho (1908)]

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Ralph D. Paine, An Adventurous Trip on the Bullfrog-Las Vegas Stage [From Ralph D. Paine, Roads of Adventure (1922)]

William Audley Maxwell, Crossing the Plains: Days of '57, A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-Team Method (1915) Part 1 (Chapters 1-6); Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)

Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, The Bannock War [excerpt from Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, My life and experiences among our hostile Indians (1907)]

Col. William Thompson, The Great Bannock War [excerpt from Col. William Thompson, Reminiscences of a Pioneer (1912)]

The Tragic History of the Sharon Cases [excerpt from (ed.) Oscar T. Shuck, History of the bench and bar of California: being biographies of many remarkable men, a store of humorous and pathetic recollections, accounts of important legislation and extraordinary cases, comprehending the judicial history of the state (1901)]

The Celebrated Trust Will of James G. Fair [excerpt from (ed.) Oscar T. Shuck, History of the bench and bar of California: being biographies of many remarkable men, a store of humorous and pathetic recollections, accounts of important legislation and extraordinary cases, comprehending the judicial history of the state (1901)]

H. J. Ramsdell, The Great Nevada Flume: A Perilous Ride (1881)

Horace Greeley, Across Nevada by Stagecoach in 1859 (1860) [Excerpt from Horace Greeley, An overland journey, from New York to San Francisco in the summer of 1859 (1860)]

W. F. Bailey, The Pony Express (1898)

Henry T. Williams, Touring Lake Tahoe in 1880 [Excerpt from (ed.) Henry T. Williams, The Pacific Tourist: Adams & Bishop's Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide (1881)]

Nevada Literature:

Dan DeQuille (William Wright), Old Hayseed in the Mines (c. 1877)

Nevada History Texts:

Wells Drury, Knights of the Road (1936) [Excerpt from Wells Drury, An Editor on the Comstock Lode (1936)]

Elizabeth Cornelia Woodcock Ferris, From Salt Lake City to Carson Valley by Carriage in 1853 (1856) [Excerpt from Mrs. B. G. Ferris, The Mormons at home; with some incidents of travel from Missouri to California, 1852-3 (1856)] 

Judge Walter Van Dyke, Overland to Los Angeles by the Salt Lake Route in 1849 (1894)

Ellery Bicknell Crane, An Overland Trip to California in the Year 1860 (1901)

Asa Merrill Fairfield, The Life and Death of Peter Lassen (1915) [Excerpt from Asa Merrill Fairfield, Pioneer History of Lassen County, California (1915)]

Asa Merrill Fairfield, The Lassen Trail [Excerpt from Asa Merrill Fairfield, Pioneer History of Lassen County, California (1915)]

Robert H. Chapman, The Deserts of Nevada and Death Valley (1906)

J. M. Stewart, Overland Trip to California in 1850 (1901)

Alfred James, Early Days in Washoe (1901)

George Miller, A Trip to Death Valley in 1869 (1919)

J. M. Guinn, Camel Caravans of the American Desert (1901)

Wells Drury, Milton Sharp, Bandit (1936) [Excerpt from Wells Drury, An Editor of the Comstock Lode (1936)]

John Bidwell, c. 1850 [click on image to enlarge].

John Bidwell, The First Emigrant Train to California (1890)

Virginia Reed Murphy, Across the Plains in the Donner Party (1891)

Joseph J. Hill, The Old Spanish Trail (1921)

Alexander Majors, Tales of the Pony Express [Excerpt from Alexander Majors, Seventy Years on the Frontier: Alexander Majors' Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border (1893)]

James A. Little, Jacob Hamblin: A Narrative of His Personal Experience, as a Frontiersman, Missionary to the Indians and Explorer, Disclosing Interpositions of Providence, Severe Privations, Perilous Situations and Remarkable Escapes (1909) Part 1 (Chapters 1-10); Part 2 (Chapters 11-24)

George W. France, To the Mines of Lincoln and White Pine in 1867-1870 [Excerpt from George W. France, The Struggles for Life and Home in the North-West (1890)]

James S. Brown, From Sutter's Fort to Salt Lake City in 1848 [Excerpt from James S. Brown, Life of a pioneer; being the autobiography of James S. Brown (1900)]

James S. Brown, On the Old Spanish Trail in 1849 [Excerpt from James S. Brown, Life of a pioneer; being the autobiography of James S. Brown (1900)]

James H. McClintock, Early Mormon Settlements in Southern Nevada [Excerpt from James H. McClintock, Mormon settlement in Arizona: a record of peaceful conquest of the desert (1921)]

John Muir, Hiking in Nevada 1876-1878 [Excerpt from John Muir, Steep Trails (1918)]

Nevada History Links:

Juanita Brooks, Dudley Leavitt, pioneer to Southern Utah (1942) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Adolph Sutro, The mineral resources of the United States, and the importance and necessity of inaugurating a rational system of mining, with special reference to the Comstock lode and the Sutro tunnel, in Nevada (1868) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Charles Howard Shinn, Nevada silver (1896) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

US Railroad Administration, Nevada (1919) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

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Numaga, Chief of the Pyramid Lake Paiutes (Nevada Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge].

Nevada History:
Nineteenth Century Nevada Travel Narratives
A Jaunt to Honey Lake Valley and Noble's Pass (1857)

Pioneer Stagecoach Trip Over The Sierra Nevada (1857)

A Trip To Walker's River and Carson Valley (1858)
The Overland Journal of "Nonsensical Nellie" Phelps (1859)
J. Ross Browne: A Peep at Washoe (1860)
Notes and Sketches of the Washoe Country (1860)

Sir Richard F. Burton, c. 1859 [Click on image to enlarge].

Captain Sir Richard F. Burton: A Trip From The Great Salt Lake To San Francisco (1860) Part 1; Part 2

William Wright (Dan DeQuille) [Click on image to enlarge].

Dan DeQuille: Washoe Rambles (1861) Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

J. Ross Browne [Click on image to enlarge].

J. Ross Browne, Washoe Revisited (1864)

Austin, photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan (1868) [click on image to enlarge].

J. Ross Browne, The Reese River Country (1865)
J. Ross Browne, The Walker River Country (1865)
J. Ross Browne, Bodie Bluff and The Dead Sea of the West (1865)

Samuel Bowles, Across Nevada in 1865 (1865)

William Fraser Rae, Westward By Rail: The New Route To The East (1869)

Mrs. C. M. Churchill, "Little sheaves" gathered while gleaning after reapers. Being letters of travel commencing in 1870, and ending in 1873 (1874) [off-site links to California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900]

 More Nevada History

On the trail of a Spanish pioneer; the diary and itinerary of Francisco Garcés (missionary priest) in his travels through Sonora, Arizona, and California, 1775-1776; translated from an official contemporaneous copy of the original Spanish manuscript, and ed., with copious critical notes (1900)  vol. 1;   vol. 2  [off-site links to University of California Libraries website]

Alfred Lambourne, The pioneer trail (1913) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

John C. Frémont, The exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California (1852) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

C.F. McGlashan, History of the Donner Party, A Tragedy of the Sierra (1879) 

Eliza Poor Donner Houghton, The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate (1911) [Off-site link to Project Gutenberg website]

The location of site of Breen Cabin; General C.F. McGlashan, Donner Party historian, declares present pioneer monument covers exact spot where hut stood. Array of interesting facts presented relating to early investigation of sites of various cabins occupied by members of ill-fated pioneer party (1920) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

The Emigrant Relief Expedition of 1849

William Lewis Manly, Death Valley in '49 (1894) [Off-site link to Project Gutenberg website]

H. S. Beatie, The First in Nevada (1884)

Col. John Reese, Mormon Station (1884)

Prof. John B. Trask, Report on the geology of the Sierra Nevada, or California Range (1853) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Oliver B. Huntington, A Trip to Carson Valley in 1854 (1887)

L. A. Norton, Nevada's First District Attorney [Excerpt From The Life and Adventures Of Col. L.A. Norton (1887)]
Articles From The Western Standard (San Francisco - 1856)

The Fort at Las Vegas Mission [click on image to enlarge].  (Nevada Historical Society)

Andrew Jensen, History of Las Vegas Mission (1926) Part 1;  Part 2

Samuel F. Drannan, Adventures in Nevada 1850-1852, [Excerpt from Chief of Scouts (1910)] Part 1 (Chapters I and II) Part 2 (Chapters III and IV);  Part 3 (Chapters V and VI)

Samuel F. Drannan, Indian-Fighting Along the Humboldt River 1855-1857 [Excerpt from Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains (1900)]

Christopher Merkley, Biography of Christopher Merkley, written by himself, J. H. Parry & Co., Salt Lake City: 1887 [37 MB pdf file]

Salt Lake City Tribune, The Lee Trial! An Exposé of the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1875) [42 MB pdf file]

Lt. Randolph B. Marcy, The Prairie Traveler: A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions (1859) [off-site link to the Project Gutenberg website]

Brig. Gen. James Hervey Simpson, The shortest route to California : illustrated by a history of explorations of the great basin of Utah with its topographical and geological character and some account of the Indian tribes (1869) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Discovery of the Comstock Lode, 1859 [click on image to enlarge].  The original painting can be seen in the M. H. DeYoung Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA.

From The Washoe Silver Mines, Correspondence of the San Francisco Herald (1860)
Samuel S. Buckland, Indian Fighting in Nevada (1879)

Henry DeGroot, Sketches of the Washoe Silver Mines (1860)

Glenn D. Bradley, The Story of the Pony Express (1913) [off-site link to Books About California website]

Virginia City 1861 [click on image to enlarge].

J. Wells Kelly, First Directory of Nevada Territory (1862)

The Curse Of Orson Hyde (1862)

Nevada (1865)

Emory Fiske Skinner, Life in Austin 1863-1865, An extract from The Reminiscences of Emory Fiske Skinner (1908)

Official army register of the volunteer force of the United States army for the years 1861, '62, '63, '64, '65 (1865-67) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Sand Dunes, Carson Desert, photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan (c. 1868) [click on image to enlarge].

Nevada Photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan, from Clarence King's 40th Parallel Exploring Expedition of 1867-1868

Map of the Carson Valley 1868 [Click on image to enlarge].

Mrs. Orsemus Bronson Boyd, A Cavalry Wife in Nevada 1868 [Excerpt from Cavalry Life in Tent and Field (1894)]

Chauncey M. Depew, A Tale of Senator Nye, told by President Ulysses S. Grant (1868)

Guido Küstel, Nevada and California processes of silver and gold extraction (1868) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

J. Ross Browne, Resources of the Pacific slope: a statistical and descriptive summary of the mines and minerals, climate, topography, agriculture, commerce ... of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains / by J. Ross Browne ; with a sketch of the settlement and exploration of Lower California (1869) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Preliminary report upon a reconnaissance through southern and southeastern Nevada, made in 1869; by Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, assisted by D.W. Lockwood, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army (1875) [off-site link to University of Michigan website]

Preliminary report concerning explorations and surveys, principally in Nevada and Arizona; Prosecuted in accordance with paragraph 2, special orders no. 109, War dept., March 18, 1871, and letter of instructions of March 23, 1871, from Brigadier General A. A. Humphreys, chief of engineers./ Conducted under the immediate direction of 1st Lieut. George M. Wheeler ... 1871 (1873) [off-site link to University of Michigan website]

Clarence King, Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (1872) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Railroad lands in California and Nevada (1872) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Report of a majority of border county delegations, on joint resolution of Legislature of Nevada, asking the cession of territory east of the summit of the Sierra Nevadas (1874) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]
Henry DeGroot, Comstock Papers (1876) Part 1;  Part 2

Papers Relating to the Sutro Tunnel [off-site links to University of California Libraries website]

Dan DeQuille, History of the Big Bonanza, An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the World Renowned Comstock Silver Lode of Nevada (1877)

Martha Summerhayes, An Army Wife At Fort McDermitt 1878-1879 [Excerpt from Vanished Arizona (1911)]

The opinion of the Circuit court of the United States, for the district of Nevada, in the case of the Eureka Consolidated Mining Company, vs. the Richmond Mining Company, of Nevada, delivered March 22, 1878 (1878) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

G. Thureau, Synopsis of a report on mining in California and Nevada, U.S.A. (1879) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Chicago and North Western Railway Company, The North and West illustrated : for tourist, business and pleasure travel : the popular resorts of California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, northern Michigan and Minnesota ... (c. 1879)

Maj. Ben C. Truman, A Midnight Adventure in Nevada [Excerpt from Occidental Sketches (1881)]

Railroad wrongs in Nevada. Speech of Hon. Rollin M. Daggett, of Nevada, in the House of Representatives February 25, 1881 (1881) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Myron Angel, Thompson & West's History Of Nevada (1881)

In the matter of the court martial of Capt. Timothy Connelly. Proceedings of the general court martial, held at Camp Halleck, Nevada. Together with other documents relating thereto (1881) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

William Jennings, Carson Valley (c. 1883)

Jacob Klein, Founders of Carson City (1883)

A.H. Hawley, Lake Tahoe (1883)

William M. Cradlebaugh, Nevada Biography (1883)

Samuel A. Nevers, Nevada Pioneers (1883)

Henry Van Sickle, Utah Desperadoes (c. 1883)

Sarah Winnemucca  (Nevada Historical Society) [Click on image to enlarge].

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, Life Among The Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883)

Tufa domes at Pyramid Lake, photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan (c. 1867) [click on image to enlarge].

George Davidson, The Carson fossil footprints (1883) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

The Gould & Curry reduction works, photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan (c. 1867) [click on image to enlarge].

Eliot Lord, Comstock Mining and Miners (1883)

Life in Churchill and Lyon Counties: A Newspaper Scrapbook 1865-1899

Nevada (1886) [Click on image to enlarge]

Frances Fuller Victor, Popular Tribunals of Utah and Nevada (1887)

Gold Hill, photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan (c. 1867) [click on image to enlarge].

Dan DeQuille, History of the Comstock Silver Lode & Mines (1889) Part 1;  Part 2;  Part 3
Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming 1540-1888 (1890) [off-site link to 1st-hand-history.org website]. 

Money : speech of Hon. John P. Jones of Nevada, on the free coinage of silver in the United States Senate, May 12 and 13, 1890 (1890) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

William Daugherty, Tales of the Nevada Frontier (1891) Part 1;  Part 2;   Part 3Part 4

Geology of the Eureka district, Nevada, with an atlas (1892) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Trinity Church (Reno, Nev.), Woman's Guild , Riverside recipes : collection of choice tested recipes (1894) off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Twenty-five years a parson in the wild West : being the experience of Parson Ralph Riley [pseud.] (1896) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Charles Howard Shinn, The story of the mine, as illustrated by the great Comstock Lode of Nevada (1896)

William A. Hickman (Utah Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge] .

William A. Hickman, Brigham's Destroying Angel (1904) [33 MB pdf file]

Charles Howard Shinn, Nevada silver (1896) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Joint resolution inviting the Republic of Cuba to become a state of the American Union : remarks of Hon. Francis G. Newlands of Nevada in the Senate of the United States, November 23 and 25, 1903 (1903) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]  

John Allen Reid, Preliminary report on the building stones of Nevada, including a brief chapter on road metal (1904) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Thomas Wren (ed.), A history of the state of Nevada : its resources and people (1904) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Maude Morrow Garwood, Greater Nevada : its resources & possibilities (1905) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Geology of the Tonopah mining district, Nevada (1905) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Mrs. W. R. Sanner, Dainties (c. 1906) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Condensed report of the condition of the Nye & Ormsby County Bank at the close of business December 31, 1906 [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Bessie Beatty, Who's who in Nevada: Brief sketches of men who are making history in the Sagebrush state (1907) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Papers relative to labor troubles at Goldfield, Nev. : message from the President of the United States, transmitting report of Special Commission on Labor Troubles at Goldfield, Nev., and papers relating thereto (1908) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

William M. Stewart (Nevada Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge].

William M. Stewart, Reminiscences of Senator William M. Stewart of Nevada (1908)

  • Part 1 [Chapters I-VII]  

  • Part 2 [Chapters VIII-XVI]  

  • Part 3 [Chapters XVII-XXV]  

  • Part 4 [Chapters XXVI-XXXIII]   

  • Part 5 [Chapters XXXIV-XL]

Speech of Hon. William M. Stewart, of Nevada, indorsing the President's policy on restoration (1865) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Peace or war. The Democratic position illustrated by Frank P. Blair, Jr. - Speeches of Senators Morton of Indiana, Stewart and Nye of Nevada, delivered in the United States Senate ... July 9th and 10th, 1868, on the bill offered by Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, to regulate the counting of the electoral vote (1868) vol. 1 [Sen. Nye] ; vol. 2 [Sen. Stewart] [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

"Money answereth all things": speech of Hon. Wm. M. Stewart, of Nevada, in the Senate of the United States, January 2, 1889 (1889) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Allen C. Bragg, Pioneer Days in Nevada (1909)

Mining and other resources of Eureka County, Nevada (1909) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Fanny G. Hazlett (Nevada Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge]

Fanny G. Hazlett, Historical Sketch and Reminiscences of Dayton, Nevada (1910)

Andrew Jackson Wells, Government Irrigation and the settler. California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, including a description of the Imperial valley project (1910)  [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company, Hints to the husbandman regarding opportunities in Utah, Nevada and California (c. 1912) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

J. P. O'Brien, History of the bench and bar of Nevada (1913) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]  

Cora Fay White, Lyon County, where it is and what it contains: close to California, made up of rich valleys and mineral-laden hills ... Nevada, U.S.A (1913) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

Sam P. Davis [Click on image to enlarge]

Sam P. Davis, History Of Nevada (1913)

  • Sam P. Davis, Topology and Geology

  • Maj. G. W. Ingalls, Indians of Nevada 1825-1913; Part 1;  Part 2;  Part 3;  Part 4

  • Sam P. Davis, Organizing the Territory

  • Beulah Hershhiser, The Adjustment of the Boundaries

  • Helen J. Stewart, Early Knowledge of Nevada

  • Robert Lewers, Early Emigrants

  • Gov. R. K. Colcord, Life in the Territory

  • Sam P. Davis, The Lawless Element

  • Sam P. Davis, Nevada and the Civil War

  • Hon. Frank H. Norcross, History of the Bench and Bar of Nevada

  • G. McM. Ross, The Great Comstock Lode

  • Sam P. Davis, Early Mining Discoveries

  • Sam P. Davis, Mining Litigation

  • Sam P. Davis, The Sutro Tunnel

  • Sam P. Davis, Water Supply of the Comstock

  • Sam P. Davis, Square Sets of Timbering and V-Flume

  • Riding the Flume -- Harper's Weekly Magazine, June 2, 1877 [click on image to enlarge].

  • Sam P. Davis, The Comstock Milling Monopoly

  • Sam P. Davis, Control of the Comstock

  • Sam P. Davis, Political History [includes History of the Progressive Party in Nevada, by George Springmeyer]

  • Wells Drury, Journalism

  • Samuel Bradford Doten, John Edwards Bray and B. D. Billinghurst, Educational 

  • Religious

  • Henry Bergstein, M.D., Medical History

  • W. H. Blauvelt, Banking

  • Gordon H. True, Agriculture

  • P. Beveridge Kennedy, Horticulture

  • The Nevada Historical Society

  • J. E. Church, Jr., Mount Rose Observatory 1906-1912

  • Fraternal Societies

  • H. S. Cole, Meteorological Work

  • Sam P. Davis, The Literature of Nevada

  • The Drama in Nevada

  • The Turf (Nevada Horse Racing)

  • Railroads  

  • Sandy Bowers and His Mansion

  • Military

  • Nevada Divorce Law

  • D. W. Cole, Truckee-Carson Project

  • F. L. Peterson, Water Supply and Irrigation

  • Federated Women's Clubs

  • Nettie P. Hershiser, Women's Christian Temperance Union

  • Anne Martin, Woman Suffrage

  • History Of Churchill County

  • History Of Clark County

  • History Of Douglas County

  • History Of Elko County

  • History Of Esmeralda County

  • History Of Eureka County

  • History Of Humboldt County

  • History Of Lander County

  • History Of Lincoln County

  • History Of Lyon County

  • History Of Mineral County

  • History Of Nye County

  • History Of Ormsby County

  • History Of Storey County

  • History Of Washoe County

  • History Of White Pine County  

  • C. C. Goodwin, As I Remember Them

    James H. Kinkead (Nevada Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge].

    James H. Kinkead, The First Train Robbery on the Pacific Coast (1913)

    Timothy B. Smith, Recollections of the Early History of Smith Valley (1913)

    John L. Riggs, The Reign of Violence in El Dorado Canyon (1913)

    J. P. O'Brien, History of the bench and bar of Nevada (1913) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Views of Senator Newlands on acquisition of Central Pacific by Union Pacific. From an address delivered in the United States Senate June 18, 1913 [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Jane Addams, The clash in Nevada; a history of woman's fight for enfranchisement. The Nevada suffrage fight (1914) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Mary Hunter Austin, Suffrage and government ; the modern idea of government by consent and woman's place in it, with special reference to Nevada and other western states (1914) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Asa M. Fairfield, Pioneer History of Lassen County, California (1915) [45 MB pdf file]

    Norcross, Charles Albert, Nevada (c. 1915) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    George Wharton James, The Lake of the Sky: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada (1915) [off-site link to the Project Gutenberg website]  

    The winning of Nevada for woman suffrage, including oration of Hon. Curtis J. Hillyer, delivered before a joint session of the Nevada Legislature in 1869. An unanswerable argument for the suffrage cause (c. 1916) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Statement of Miss Anne Martin of Nevada (1916) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    The celebration of Nevada's semicentennial of statehood (1917) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

     (ed.) William M. Egan, Pioneering the West 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary (1917)

    Romanzo Colfax Adams, Taxation in Nevada, a history (1918) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Alfred Street Hamlin, The federal policy in relation to the Nevada Indian (1918) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    John Muir, Steep trails: California, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, the Grand Cañon (1918) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    L. E. Sowers, Nevada and her great mineral resources. A collection of interesting facts (c. 1920) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Lilyan Stratton, Reno — a Book of Short Stories and Information (1921) [off-site link to Project Gutenberg website]

    James H. McClintock, Mormon Settlement in Arizona (1921) [off-site link to Project Gutenberg website]

    Directory of industries, giving name of firm, location, nature of business, and number of employees, arranged by industries (1922) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website] 

    Reno 1888-1892 [click on image to enlarge]

    Reno, between 1905 and 1924 (Nevada Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge].

    Annie Estelle Prouty, The Development of Reno (1924) Part 1 Part 2

    David E.W. Williamson, When Major Ormsby Was Killed (1924)

    Prize-Winning Essays by Nevada High School Students (1924) 

    • Margaret Ernst (Fallon High School), My Grandfather's Story

    • Doris Irwin (Elko High School), The Legend of Jarbidge

    • Fermina Echevarria (Paradise Public School), What Nevada Means To Me

    • Violet Leavitt (Mesquite High School), The History of the Virgin Valley

    Jackson H. Ralston, Nevada's Desert and Its Victim (1924)

    Susie Armstrong De Witt Bieber, Captured by the Indians (1924)

    B.F. Miller (Nevada Historical Society) [click on image to enlarge].

    B.F. Miller, Nevada in the Making, Being Pioneer Stories of White Pine County and Elsewhere (1924) Part 1;  Part 2;  Part 3;  Part 4

    F.B. Kingsbury, Pioneer Days In Sparks and Vicinity: Early Settlers and Points of Interest (1924)

    Gov. James G. Scrugham, Nevada: The Narrative of the Conquest of a Frontier Land (1935), vol. I

    Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 [off-site link to Library of Congress website]

    Natural Resources of Nevada (March 3, 1949) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    George D. Lyman, Ralston's Ring: California Plunders The Comstock Lode (1950) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Oscar Lewis, The Town That Died Laughing The Story Of Austin, Nevada; Rambunctious Early Day Mining Camp And Of Its Renowned Newspaper, The Reese River Reveille (1955) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Genoa 1859 (detail, from Capt. James H. Simpson's Report of Explorations Across the Great Basin in 1859) [click on image to enlarge]. 

    David Thompson, Early Governments in Nevada (1980)

    David Thompson (compiler), Letters from Nevada Indian Agents 1849-1861 (1981): 1849;  1850;  1851;  1852;  1853;  1854;  1855;  1856;  1857;  1858;  1859;  1860;  1861

    David Thompson (compiler), The Tennessee Letters: From Carson Valley 1857-1860 (1983)

    • Part 1 (Introduction, Table of Contents, Letters from 30 Sept 1857 to 16 Apr 1859)  

    • Part 2 (Letters from 21 Apr to 10 Dec 1859)  

    • Part 3 (Letters from 21 Dec 1859-28 Aug 1860)  

    • Part 4 (Appendix)

    Samuel Shaw Arentz, Mining engineer, consultant, and entrepreneur in Nevada and Utah, 1934-1992, oral history transcript (1993) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    John Sealy Livermore, Prospector, geologist, public resource advocate : oral history transcript : Carlin Mine discovery, 1961; Nevada gold rush, 1970s-2000 [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Wild Nevada: An A-B-C-Animal Book [7.6 MB pdf format] (1999)

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    Modern Nevada History:

    Nevada's Water

    The Nevada Irrigation District act (1920) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Preliminary order of determination of the relative rights to the waters of the Carson River and its forks in the counties of Ormsby, Douglas, and Lyon (1921) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Office of the State Engineer, State of Nevada Water Planning Report No. 3: Nevada's Water Resources (1971)

    Entire Report (14.1 MB pdf file)

    Office of the State Engineer, Water for Nevada -- Special Water Planning Report Summary: Water Supply For The Future In Southern Nevada (1971) [13 MB pdf file]

    The Whitehead Case

    Documents And Pleadings From "The Whitehead Case" (Whitehead v. Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline and Attorney General v. Steffen)

    Royal Links Report Vanishes From Nevada Attorney General's Website

    TNO's Royal Links Report Webpage

    Why It's Important

    Attorney General's Press Release, October 6, 2006

    "The story of the lease, development and eventual sale of the Royal Links Golf Course property and lucrative wastewater rights should be taught in every civics and political science class in Nevada."

    JOHN L. SMITH: Report on Walters' cozy ties with City Hall should scare taxpayers (Las Vegas Review-Journal column)

    "This is not some bureaucratic snafu problem, folks. This is about corruption, however you define the word."

    Jon Ralston on Politics: Lipstick on a pig (In Business Las Vegas column)

    "The mayor solicited this deal with the urgency of a hooker at a stoplight. I don't buy for one minute the idea that the mayor was misled by staff or overwhelmed by the technical aspects of the case. The logical way to put all this together: The mayor wanted to do his friend a favor and he was willing to do it at the expense of Las Vegas citizens."

    SHERMAN FREDERICK: A juice job at City Hall (Las Vegas Review-Journal column)

    Links to More Press Coverage of the Royal Links Story

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    Nevada Literature:

    Artemus Ward

    Mark Twain, 1890 portrait by Carroll Beckwith [click on image to enlarge]. 

    Mark Twain

    Mark Twain, Roughing It (1871) [off-site link to University of Virginia e-text; scroll down for contents]

    Mark Twain's Nevada Newspaper Articles and Correspondence [off-site link to Mark Twain Quotes website]

    Other Writers

    George Melville Baker, Nevada, or, The lost mine: a drama in three acts (c. 1882) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Ambrose Bierce, "Boys Who Began Wrong", from A Fiend's Delight (1873)

    Geraldine Bonner, The pioneer : a tale of two states (c. 1905) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Dan DeQuille, Old Virginia's Fisher Story (1876)

    Dan DeQuille, A Summer Evening In Virginia City (1876)

    C. C. Goodwin, The Wedge of Gold (1893) [off-site link to Project Gutenberg website]

    Harrie Irving Hancock, The Young Engineers in Nevada: Or, Seeking Fortune on the Turn of a Pick (n.d.) [off-site link to the Project Gutenberg website]

    Fred Hart, The Sazerac Lying Club: A Nevada Story (1878)

    Charles Herman Bruno Klette, The lost mine of the Mono; a tale of the Sierra Nevada (1909)

    Miles L'Anson, The vision of Misery Hill: a legend of the Sierra Nevada and miscellaneous verse (1891) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

    Richard Savage, Miss Devereux of the Mariquita : a story of Bonanza days in Nevada (1895) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website]

     Hal Swift

    John Franklin Swift, Robert Greathouse, a story of the Nevada silver mines (1878) [off-site link to University of California Libraries website] 

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    Nevada Art:

    The Art Of Nevada's Burning Man Fire Festival 1996-2004

    Miscellaneous Art

    Sculptural Art

    Structural Art

    Vehicular Art

    Burning Man 2006: Photos of Nevada's Fire Festival by Nym Park

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    Hispanic Heritage:

    Panel by Diego Rivera, From the pre-Hispanic Civilization to Conquest (1942-1951) [The Landing at Vera Cruz], National Palace, Mexico City [Click on image to enlarge]

    The cavalry charge of Porfirio Díaz at Puebla [click on image to enlarge].

    The Story Of Cinco De Mayo

    Woodcut by José Guadalupe Posada [click on image to enlarge].

    The Mexican Revolution Part 1

    Villa and Zapata in the Presidential Palace, Mexico City (Library of Congress) [click on image to enlarge].

    Photo Gallery: Prominent Personalities of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1928

    Internet Resources On The Mexican Revolution 1910-1930

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    American History:

    The Trial of Colonel Ebenezer Magoffin, C.S.A. (1862)

    The Strange Story of the Other Harry Truman (1864-1865)

    The Political Corruption Cartoons of Thomas Nast

    Donald A. Ritchie, Political Cartoons and Caricatures (US Library of Congress, 26 MB pdf file)

    From (ed.) William Jennings Bryan, The World's Famous Orations vol. VIII, America 1761-1837 (1906) [A note to our readers -- All 10 volumes of this series have been scanned and placed online at bartleby.com, so TNO will try to find some other worthy texts to re-publish instead.]

    North American Indians

    The American Revolution

    The Early Republic

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    Folklore:

    From John Brand's Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating The Origin of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, [Arranged, revised and greatly enlarged by Sir Henry Ellis], George Bell and Sons, London: 1908, (Original ed. 1813).

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    More Recent History:

    Dealing With Fraud

    Inspector General's Handbook of Fraud Indicators

    Government Auditing Standards: January 2007 Revision GAO-07-162G, January 31, 2007 (Government Accountability Office Report) [off-site link]

    Joint Release - Agencies Release Revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual (US Treasury Department website)

    The Manual (US Treasury Department website)

    The Kefauver Crime Committee Reports

    Here, for the first time on the internet, are all four of the reports of the Kefauver Crime Committee, also known as the Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce. 

    These reports are of immense historical and investigative value.  In a series of cross-country hearings, the Kefauver Crime Committee exposed the Mafia as a nationwide criminal organization. 

    The Kefauver Crime Committee reports are a virtual primer of how special interest groups can and have corrupted local, state and even federal government officials.  The reports are a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary problems of political corruption and organized crime. 

    Most of the problems revealed by the Kefauver Crime Committee hearings still exist, and their findings and recommendations are as valid now as they were fifty years ago.  Reading through the reports will leave the TNO reader who follows the news today with an eerie sense of reverse deja vu.

    In addition, the reports have interesting material on the history of twentieth century Nevada, particularly Las Vegas, during the first two decades of legalized gambling.

    Investigation of organized crime in interstate commerce. Hearings before a Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-first Congress, second session, pursuant to S. Res. 202 .. [Kefauver Committee reports; off-site links to University of California Libraries website]

    Kefauver Crime Committee First Interim Report

    Kefauver Crime Committee Second Interim Report

    Kefauver Crime Committee Third Interim Report

    Kefauver Crime Committee Final Report

    The Kefauver Committee Testimony of Virgil W. Peterson Part 1 (Chicago);  Part 2 (New York, New Jersey, Florida, Detroit, Arizona, Cleveland);  Part 3 (Cleveland, Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, New Orleans, Texas, Nevada, California, Recommendations)

    Organized Crime In California and Nevada 1950

    California

    Nevada

    The Nevada Club, photograph by David Thompson [Click on image to enlarge]

    Gambling And Organized Crime

    Internal Revenue Service Corruption: The Mountain City Consolidated Copper Co. Case

    Other Documents On Organized Crime In The United States

    From "Organized Crime: 25 Years After Valachi," Hearings Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, 100th Congress, Second Session, US Government Printing Office, Washington: 1988:

    Boston LCN Family

    Cleveland LCN Family

    Kansas City LCN Family

    New York LCN Families

    LCN - Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (1988)

    Organized Crime In New Jersey - Statement of James R. Zazzali (1988)

    Organized Crime in Pennsylvania (1988)

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    Off-Site References

    For excellent online collections of Nevada maps, we recommend UNR's A History of Nevada In Maps website and UNLV's Southern Nevada and Las Vegas history in maps.

    For more information on Nevada history and museums, we recommend these State government sites:

    For specific areas of interest, these government sites are very helpful:

    These privately operated sites may also be of interest:

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