Lander County is home to bustling mines, wide-open spaces, ghost towns and even a castle. Then there’s that whole “Armpit of America” thing.
The day after he lost an election to become mayor of Las Vegas in 1975, Harry Reid looked in the mirror and saw a 35-year-old has-been.
One hundred years ago, Nevada women won the right to vote, six years before the 19th Amendment guaranteed that right for all American women.
Delamar was deadly. Named after the town’s chief gold mine owner, the late-1800s mining community became better known in Lincoln County as “the widow maker.”
By 1978, TV series had called Nevada home. Actor Rod Cameron patrolled the far reaches of the Silver State from 1956-59 on “State Trooper.” And the Cartwrights worked the Ponderosa ranch near Virginia City from 1959-73 on NBC’s “Bonanza,” which remains among the 10 longest-running scripted series in American history.
Nevada has played host to hundreds of movies, playing everything from a prehistoric battleground in 1942’s “One Million Years B.C.” to the 24th-century planet Veridian Three in 1994’s “Star Trek: Generations.”