Category: History

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Mark Twain; An Itinerant Humorist In the Hangman’s Yard

By Tom Kuntz Oct. 3, 1999 New York Times, October 3, 1999, Section 4, Page 7 EXECUTIONS are so routine and shielded from wide public view nowadays that not many have noticed that, with three months still to go in 1999, this is already the death penalty’s biggest year in nearly half a century —…
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Embattled Banner: The true history of the Confederate flag

BY JOHN M. COSKI7/9/2015 • CIVIL WAR TIMES IF you are a regular reader of Civil War Times, the Confederate battle flag is a familiar part of your world. The symbolism of the flag is simple and straightforward: It represents the Confederate side in the war that you enjoy studying. More than likely, your knowledge…
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Remembering Reno’s Lost Patients

Submitted by Travis Stransky In a forgotten corner between the cities of Reno and Sparks lies a piece of land incased in a wrought iron fence along 21st street. Within the fence there stands an eight foot obelisk comprising of four plaques on each side, listing the names of 767 patients who were buried at…
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Fannie Gore Hazlett – In the Span of One Lifetime

The following text will be etched onto a plaque and sometime in 2018 will be placed in the Eldorado Canyon pine nut wood ranch where Fannie Gore Hazlett lived during the Comstock era. –Metric In 1862 Fannie Gore, age 24, a single woman, camped where the Dayton Depot now stands, on her way West. She traveled…
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Julia’s Grave: History Or Myth?

Julia’s Grave: History Or Myth? By Johnny Gunn When one works toward enlarging an historical record, the word provenance is the key. What it means is proof. You say the such and such happened at this particular place at this particular time, and then you produce your source that cannot be questioned. Regarding Julia’s grave,…
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Presented by Gene “Dickhead” Duncker, PXP In 1858, Abraham Curry bought Eagle Valley Station Ranch and names it Carson City. He began to lay-out the plans for development, setting aside a four acre plaza in the center for the anticipated State Capitol. It was pretty farsighted of him, considering we weren’t even a territory in…
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Philip Deidesheimer – Father of the Square Set — by Johnny Gunn

As an organization dedicated to the preservation of mining history in the west, we couldn’t be in a better place. The history of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode could keep an historian busy writing for ten years or more. Mining engineers around the world are taught techniques that were developed here because of the…
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Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout #38, Wonder, NV

S L Y Clamper year 6022 Brought to you by Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864, E Clampus Vitus Envisioned by  Noble Grand Humbug Reid Slayden  Researched and interpreted by  Jeffrey D. Johnson XNGH, Clamphistorian at Chapter 1864 Dedicated to Rod Stock XSNGH, Jess Davis XNGH 2017 c.e. Churchill County Churchill County was established in 1861 and named…
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William Morris Stewart – Nevada founding father

William Morris Stewart had a lengthy and remarkable career. Extraordinarily capable and articulate, he was the most visible of nineteenth century Nevada senators. He was a skilled politician. Never beloved, he was respected for his intelligence and mastery of detail, and feared for his often ruthless determination and occasional lack of scruples in attaining his…
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Then and Now, 1966

An ECV history pamphlet from 1966. h/t Jim Cirner then_and_now_1966