Silver Tailings: The Last Indian Massacre


While Nevada is known for several firsts -- legalized gambling and prostitution—being two, it should also be known for its historical lasts. This includes the last Indian massacre in the U.S. It happened near Golconda, east of Winnemucca, February 16th, 1911.  A posse chased down a band of Indians led by Mike Daggett, for the deaths … Continue reading Silver Tailings: The Last Indian Massacre

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Silver Tailings: The End of Virgil Earp


At one time Goldfield was the largest city in Nevada and boasted some notable people and events, including Wyatt and Virgil Earp, famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral in Arizona.  Virgil Earp moved to Goldfield in 1904, along with his wife, Allie. Shortly after his arrival, Earp became a deputy with the Esmeralda County Sheriff’s … Continue reading Silver Tailings: The End of Virgil Earp

The Fall of the Roman Empire, Rise of the Ottoman Empire, and Today’s Progressive Parallel


The Roman Empire in the 6th century was actually Christian, and divided between the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and they were falling apart from within.  They had an overextended military, debased their currency to pay off their debts,  a bureaucracy living off the entirety of the Roman people and no of control over their … Continue reading The Fall of the Roman Empire, Rise of the Ottoman Empire, and Today’s Progressive Parallel

Jeremiah’s Steakhouse is No More


The old and fenced-in building next to Carrows Restaurant near Plumb Lane and Kietzke is no more after crews started demolishing it. Olcese Construction began tearing down the building that formerly housed Jeremiah's Steakhouse, Tuesday. Jeremiah's was one of the first place my wife and I visited for dinner after we moved to Reno. We liked the … Continue reading Jeremiah’s Steakhouse is No More

The Truth is Out There — and the CIA Admits It


In Nevada, Area 51 is also known as Groom Lake and now the CIA is acknowledging its existence. The top-secret Cold War test site has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades. Recently declassified documents not only mention secret installation, they describe some of the activities that took place there as well as place … Continue reading The Truth is Out There — and the CIA Admits It

The Flooding of 1861 and 62


The first recorded flood by settlers in Del Norte happened between December 1861 and January 1862. Heavy rains hammered the area with floods following. At high tide, the breakers forced themselves over "drift-wood, bulk heads, and break water, into the streets of Crescent City." Huge logs washed up onto the sidewalks, crashing into Front street buildings, … Continue reading The Flooding of 1861 and 62

Now That Deen’s Been Done In


Now that her public image and livelihood is destroyed, the "Associated Press" reports: "A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, … Continue reading Now That Deen’s Been Done In