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''Nevadans, The Spirit of the Silver State''
Stan Paher's much anticipated book. "Nevadans, the spirit of the silver state" The book reviews the first 150 years, with sections devoted to each of Nevada's 17 counties. The photos are worth the price of the book. This is a must have book for anyone that loves Nevada history.
'Twas The Night Before Christmas in Nevada
It's the night before Christmas in Nevada and you're nestled snug in your bed. Your stocking is hung by the chimney with care—will Santa visit YOUR HOUSE? Follow Santa's journey to Henderson, Las Vegas, Winnemucca, and more in this magical retelling of a classic children's Christmas book starring landmarks like High Roller Observation Wheel and Wendover Will. An ideal Christmas gift or holiday stocking stuffer, this read-aloud story is the perfect way for kids, parents, grandparents, and caregivers to celebrate the holiday season in Nevada.
50 Classic Hikes in Nevada
Nevada boasts some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in North America and is rich in trails that embrace the state’s scenic, geologic, and historic resources. Mike White, renowned outdoors writer and instructor, now offers a guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes, ranging across the entire state from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, from sagebrush basins to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. Here are hikes for every taste and level of fitness, including outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks. Each hike is described in terms of its route and special features, and includes a map and elevation profile. The book also offers information about the geology, wildlife, plants, history, and weather features of Nevada, as well as helpful directions to ensure safe and comfortable travel in Nevada’s rugged and isolated backcountry. This is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking enjoyable adventures in some of the country’s most spectacular natural regions.
50 of the Best Strolls, Walks and HIkes around Reno
Reno, Nevada is one of the best communities in the nation for outdoor recreational opportunities. With over three hundred days of sunshine a year, the weather beckons residents and visitors alike to step outside and enjoy a casual stroll in a city park, a stiff climb to the top of one of the area’s surrounding mountains, or just about anything in between. White offers the most complete guide for walkers, joggers, runners, and hikers to the best paths and trails in the greater Reno-Sparks region. This guide provides readers the most complete and detailed information for each excursion, from the Truckee River corridor to the Northern Valleys, including lakes, parks, trails, and mountains. Whether you are looking for a short and easy stroll on a paved path along one of the city’s greenbelts, or an extended hike into the mountains of the Mount Rose wilderness, this is your all-inclusive resource. White is one of the area’s foremost experts on the outdoors, and he includes interesting sidebars about human and natural history for each trip. This is a guide for anyone who enjoys a stroll, walk, or hike in and around Northern Nevada’s premier outdoor playgrounds.
A Chronicle of Nevada's Great Basin
The latest book by Jerry Aaron about the history, explorers and geography of the Silver State. Chronicle of Nevada's Great Basin is an interesting and informative read for everyone from Native Nevadans to new residents or travelers just passing through the Silver State. The Book is hardbound.
Alkali Angels
Alkali Angels isn't just another conversation piece for your coffee table. For seven years Marilyn Newton traveled all over the entire state of Nevada to record with her beautiful photos of historic graveyards. Marilyn writes a short history of each graveyard location.
Battle Born Nevada Trivia
"Battle Born Nevada Trivia" This is Martin T. Smith's second and best book. He saves a few of his favorite stories from his sold out book "Nevada Outhouse Trivia" and adds 24 new short stories, new Nevada trivia, great photos and some surprises. Without a doubt this is the most entertaining book of its' kind.
Before the Nukes
Before the Nukes chronicles the fascinating history of the area of the Nevada Test Site. Told with photos, maps, and logs are the stories of occupation by Native Americans, the crossing of the area by the Death Valley '49ers, the mining ventures and ghost towns, and the people who braved formidable hardships to live there.
Bodie Boom Town - Gold Town!
Though bodie was discovered in 1859, no significant mining started until rich strikes in 1877 brought about a furious mining rush two years later. Photos show mines and miners, street scenes, buildings, the mill, and the crowds which made up Bodie.
Bodie's Boss Lawman
After serving with the 1st Illinois Regiment in the Mexican War in 1846, John FKirgan made his way westward,where his saga intersected with that of the new state of California’s constitutional convention in 1850. The comstock mining excitement at Virginia City ten years later brought Kirgan to Nevada, where he experienced first-hand prison politics in Carson City. Finally, fate delivered him to Bodie in 1877 where he found himselfworking as constable, jailer and deputy sheriff during the boom years. Serving as the “boss Lawman” of Bodie was the culmination of Kirgan’s life-an odyssey that placed him in contact with the emerging history of the American West.
Christmas In Nevada
The delightful and touching stories of Christmas in Nevada tell how Nevadans have celebrated the holiday, from 1858 to the present day. The Author Patricia (Patty) Cafferata has had a diverse career in politics, law and as an author.
David Toll's Nevada
Over half a century David Toll has written about many of Nevada’s most interesting people and places. The best of them are collected here.
Destination Lake Tahoe - The Story Behind the Scenery
Fabled "Lake of sky" of Indian legend, Tahoe combines scenery and climate to allow the development of a world-renowned recreation area featuring every type of aquatic and mountain sport. Lake Tahoe, shared by California and Nevada, is located 100 miles east of Sacramento and 35 miles southwest of Reno, high in the Sierra Nevada.
Dry Washing for Gold
The updated edition with more on modern electronic prospecting and current equipment. Discover the practice of dry washing, which is a profitable means of extracting gold in regions where water sources are not available. This book will teach you how to dry wash successfully and help you prospect for gold better. Learn about the history of gold, the geology of placer deposits, where to dry wash, how to build a dry washer, how to stake a claim, and much more! Filled with helpful photos, detailed illustrations, and descriptive text that will help you on your way to "showing color!"
Elegance on C Street: The Story of the International Hotel
The story of the Virginia City International Hotel which began as a simple wood frame building in 1860 and became a world renowned palace of opulence until its destruction by fire in 1914. Illustrated with period photos.
Fort Churchill - Nevada Military Outpost of the 1860's
One of the best military outposts in Nevada during the 1860's.
Gem Trails of Nevada
Nevada has long been known for its vast mineral deposits, and, in fact, the state's official nickname is "The Silver State." That mineral abundance is not limited to commercial metals, but also to the plethora of other gemstones that can be gathered within its boundaries. If you choose to visit all of the sites discusses, you will not only be able to gather an incredible variety of minerals and gems, but will also ravel through landscapes with equally as much variety. Detailed travel instructions are provided for each location, with an accompanying map and photo to assist with locating sites. Mileage is as accurate as possible. Detailed text describes where to go and what to look for at over 50 sites throughout the state of Nevada. Includes a mineral locator index for easier rockhounding. The best rockhounding book on the market for collecting, gems, minerals, and stones in Nevada!
Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Area
Go explore the Reno area and take a Geological tour and learn about the natural and man made geological beauties of Nevada.
Gold Prospectors Handbook
This is an excellent book written in non-technical jargon, but covers advanced topics. Learn the geological background of where to look for gold, the dynamics of stream flow, how to pan for gold, what tools to use, and much more.
Goldfield Hotel: But You Can't Leave, Shirley
Shirley has Passed On but Left at Least One of Her Many Adventures for us to Share A True Account of the Unusual Life Led While Living in Nevada's Historical Goldfield Hotel After it had been Closed for Over Thirty Years............ Great Book!
Hookin N Cookin
Hookin' N' Cookin' In the Old West, is a cookbook with recipes for everything from a funeral to a Fandango. Author Liz Hill-Burroway offers you the only cookbook you'll ever want to keep in the kitchen but hide from the children!
I Saw Santa In Nevada
Santa's not planned his vacation this year. Mrs. Claus says, How 'bout Nevada, my dear? You always say it's your favorite place, but remember, the children should not see your face. Santa and Mrs. Claus want to go on a vacation--but can someone as famous as Santa stay out of sight? Snuggle up and read what happens when things don't quite go as planned.
Jack Longstreet - Last of the Desert Frontiersmen
JACK LONGSTREET, THE LAST OF THE DESERT FRONTIERSMAN, 172 pages, illustrated. Early in the 20th century Longstreet roamed the southern Nevada deserts, then later worked in ranching, prospecting, saloon-keeping, and as a hired gun
Just out! The Nevada Battle Born Cookbook
"The Nevada Battle Born Cookbook". A real Nevada Cookbook, written by a Nevadan and printed in Nevada. This unique cookbook incorporates great recipes and some fun Nevada Trivia. Makes a great Christmas Gift.
Was: $24.95
Now: $19.95
Legacies Of The Silver State - Nevada Goes To War
Newspapermen Steve Ranson, Kenneth Beaton and David C. Henley have interviewed scores of World War II veterans and learned more about them and how they helped the war effort. Additional reporters have also written about our World War II heroes ― including Kaleb Roedel's in-depth stories on two Native American veterans. Interviews included POWs, survivors of the Nazi concentration camps and veterans who remember in detail where they were and what they did. On several occasions, veterans flew Honor Flight Nevada trips to Washington, D.C., and most recently to Pearl Harbor in early 2020, and their stories have been documented. It was at that point we felt it was necessary to preserve our past newspaper articles and present them to our current and future generations so they will know of the heroism of the men and women we interviewed.
Mark Twain in Virginia City Nevada
By Mark Twain, (Samuel Clemens). Nevada author Stanley Paher has taken excerpts from Mark Twain books that pertain to Virginia City and Nevada. Read about mining, milling, claim jumping, speculation, fist fights, desperadoes, shootings and funerals from Samuel Clemens himself.
Nevada Adventure Map
The Nevada Adventure Map is printed on a 36"x24" sheet and shows Adventure Roads (paved, graded and 4-wheel-only). More than 40 "Hidden Treasures"; exceptional attractions you might not find on your own; campsites, hiking trails, hot springs, ghost towns, live towns and wonderful things to see and do as you travel through Nevada. The back side of the map provides detailed access information and more than 40 photos of the state's visitor landmarks and recreation opportunities. Guaranteed to help you have a blast in Nevada.
Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas
This 8.5" x 11" hard bound book and atlas by San Paher features 71 color maps and shows more than 2,200 places of interest for both the casual desert visitor and the serious off-road explorer. Ghost towns, mining and gemstone sites, caves, hot springs, cemeteries and so much more. This book normally sells for 39.95 and is on SALE for 32.50
Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas Volume One - North
Stan Paher's Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas contains thirty-seven maps for desert explorers: placer gold sites, old mines, petroglyphs, campsites, and recreation areas.
Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas Volume Two - South
This is a well-researched guide to more than 1100 desert destinations in Southern Nevada's scenic backcountry. With 33 new color maps for desert explorers, and 265 vintage photos, you can visit and learn about historic places, natural features, placer gold sites, campgrounds, gemstone sites, caves, hot springs, and recreation areas.
Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Nevada's all-time best selling history book. This large hard bound book contains more pictures and describes more localities of ghost towns and mining camps than any other Nevada book published. Written by Nevada expert, Satnley W. Paher.
Nevada Grown ''A Year In Local Food''
Nevada Grown: A Year In Local Food brings together 150 recipes from farmers, ranchers, professional chefs, and home chefs. All recipes highlight foods grown in Nevada. This is a Hard Back Book.
Nevada Lost Mines & Buried Treasures
Douglas McDonald's 6" x 9" ,128 page book recounts 74 legends of lost mines in Nevada, from the Gold Rush of 1849; tales of buried coins, bullion bars, stolen bank money and more. Includes maps and illustrations.
Nevada Place Names - A Geographical Dictionary
A compendium of Nevada place names, filled with folklore, legend and obscure facts. It examines the history and origin of names like Bloody Run, Dead Peak, Burning Moscow and Physic Spring.
Nevada Road and Recreational Atlas 2015 Edition
Nevada has long been known as the wildest adventure state in the lower 48, and this atlas is the first atlas to fully corral all of its marvels and outdoor potential. Careful and thorough field checking and local research assure users the best Nevada outdoor experience possible. Recreation maps show hunting units and public lands, emphasizing historic trails and points of interest. Special metropolitan maps of Las Vegas and Reno, and a dazzling view of Lake Tahoe make this a complete atlas for the home or car.
Nevada Towns & Tales Volume 2 - South
This large 8.5" x 11" book written by Stanley W. Paher has many different aspects. Stan writes about gambling, politics, mining, state emblems, casino entertainment, legends, ranching, railroads, native animals and much more. The books has dozens of great historical black and white photos.
Night-Night Nevada
It's bedtime in Nevada! Say good night to all your favorite state landmarks and landscapes in this memorable bedtime story.
Our Nevada Baby Animals
OUR NEVADA BABY ANIMALS, by Jerri Conrad. 13 pages, cardboard, 6 x 3 format. Juvenile. Here are striking color pictures of several animals which thrive in Nevada, from tortoise to coyote to fish and birds
Recreational Gold Prospecting for Fun & Profit
Knowing where to look for gold is a well-kept secret-and a fun, exciting escape from our hectic daily lives. This entertaining, well-written book is for those who have ever thought about looking for gold as a hobby. If you're just starting out in gold prospecting, this is the book for you. Here are straightforward and complete answers to all of your questions about where to go, what to bring, what to do when you get there, and also when you get back home with your new-found gold. The author's vast experience in outdoor recreation and "user-friendly" writing style will help you get ready to enjoy a great family activity that's loaded with fun and profit! Complete with text describing the basic geology properties of gold.
Reno Now and Then II
Reno Now and Then II book by Neal Cobb and Jerry Fenwick, that vividly illustrate the history of Reno, Nevada through historic photos and contemporary re-photography of the original locations.
Rockhounding Nevada
A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals.
Santa is coming to Nevada
It's Christmas Eve. Have you been good? Santa's packed up all the presents and is headed your way! With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, Santa flies over many landmarks in Nevada! "Ho, ho, ho!" laughs Santa. "Merry Christmas, Nevada!"
Santa's Sleigh is on its way to Nevada
It's a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way?
Sarah Winnemucca
Written by Sally Zanjani, this book is a moving story of Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891), one of the most influential and charismatic Native women in American history. Born into a legendary family of Paiute leaders in western Nevada, Sarah dedicated much of her life to working for her people.
Territorial Lawmen of Nevada Volume 1
This volume is a look at the first men to ever enforce the laws or directives of courts in the area that later became Nevada. This is the most extensive work published to this date on Nevada's Lawmen during the Territorial period.
The Big Bonanza
An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the World Renowned Comstock Lode of Nevada. Including the Present Condition of the Various Mines Situated Thereon - Sketches of the Most Prominent Men Interested in Them - Incidents and Adventures Connected with Mining, the Indians, and the Country - Amusing Stories, Experiences, Anecdotes, etc., etc. and a Full Exposition of the Production of Pure Silver.
The Complete Nevada Traveler
The Complete Nevada Traveler is a must have for anyone that travels through out Nevada. The author David W. Toll has put together a detailed guidebook of all the interesting places in our beautiful Nevada. This book has some rare and great historical photos.
The Easter Bunny Is Coming To Nevada
What happens when the Easter Bunny is done delivering eggs? She joins in the fun, of course! Hopping through places you know and love, the Easter Bunny helps children enjoy the day, and wiggle and giggle their worries away!
The Goldfield Hotel - Gem of the Desert
This book describes the Goldfield Hotel, an opulent reminder of one of Nevada's historic mining boom towns. This publication contains information on the hotel's interior, the owners, the hotel myths and its ghosts. A brief history of Goldfield and information about the two hotels built before the current structure was constructed are also included. The book has photographs and a map of Goldfield. This book covers the history of the hotel from 1905 until 2004.
The History of the Comstock Lode
A complete history of mining operations on the Comstock from 1850 to the present day.
The Legend of Julia Bulette and the Red Light Ladies of Nevada
Julia Bulette (1832 – January 19/20, 1867), was an English-born American prostitute in Virginia City, Nevada, a boomtown serving the Comstock Lode silver mine. She was murdered in 1867, and French drifter John Millain was quickly convicted and hanged for the crime. Subsequent legends surrounding Julia's life and status as a sex worker and madam have grown over time and become a part of Virginia City folklore.
The Making of a Hardrock Miner
The Making of a Hardrock Miner deals with what it's like to work underground--the heat, the wet, the dark and the constant danger. Tells of the hardrock miner in the Rocky Mountain West in mines which produce copper, molybdenum and uranium. Describes the type of men who put up with unbelievable working conditions for their Friday paychecks.
The Rockhound's Handbook
A popular reference guide for rockhounds and field collectors of rocks, minerals and fossils. Includes expanded sections on basic geology and mineral formation; how to find and identify minerals in the field; collecting tools and techniques; finding gold and other heavy minerals; fossil formation and collecting fossils; the legal aspects of collecting; specimen preparation and display plus the basics of lapidary and jewelry making. Illustrated throughout with photos, diagrams and charts; features 16-page color insert of over 90 specimens; extensive glossary; lists of government agencies and museums and much more. An indispensable how to book for beginners and a comprehensive reference guide for experienced collectors.
Traveling America's Loneliest Road
Take a Geoligic and Natural History Tour through Nevada along U.S. highway 50. This book is filled with places to see and wonderful pictures of Nevada along Highway 50.
Trouble comes to Sandstone
This is the third volume in the Sandstone Nevada series. There is trouble in Sandstone. Rusk and Sallie Mae aren't getting along. Strange gets a love interest. Maria thinks she's in love, again. Assistance with the trouble comes from the most unlikely places and everyone ends up in Vegas. As usual though Rusk and Strange are in the middle of it all. Stop by and see what is going on in Sandstone because if you're not here…you just don't know what you're missing.
Virginia City and the Silver Region of the Comstock Lodge
Newly revised editions with 62 new color topo maps, numerous photos and descriptions of ghost towns, historic places, gold sites, recreation areas, and more throughout Nevada.
Where to Find Gold & Gems in Nevada
Find out where the best gold locations are found in each county of Nevada. In fact, probably more is out there to be found by the determined prospector than at any time in recent years. Amazingly enough, the old diggings are still the best places to look for gold. Ride along with veteran prospector, James Klein, miner and author of numerous books on gold mining, as he discusses the possibilities for you to find gold and gems. Helpful detailed maps make locating gold easy. Learn about the geology of placer deposits, where to pan in the desert, how to stake a claim, and much more! Filled with helpful photos, detailed illustrations, and descriptive text and glossary that will help you on your way to "showing color!"
You know you're a Nevadan if
You know you're a Nevadan if you know "what going to the Wal" means. Many more of these fun "You know you're a Nevada if's. Written by Guy Clifton with illustrations by Marilyn Melton.
You know you're a Nevadan if II
The first book was so popular they wrote another one. "You know you're a Nevada if II" is just more fun. Written by Guy Clifton with illustrations by Marilyn Melton.