THE SILVER THAT SAVED NEVADA

There’s a place in Nevada called the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. And it’s historic for a reason. It was there in 1900 that one of the richest mineral strikes in history was made. And you can visit it. It was claimed to have been found by Jim Butler when...

THE HEIRESS AND THE GHOST TOWN

Recently, in New York City, a woman named Huguette Clark passed away. She was born in 1906 and lived to be 104 years old. No one there probably knew her connection to Rhyolite, Nevada but she had one. Her father was William Andrews Clark, one of America’s...

SHE BURNS GREEN, ROSIE!!

That was the shout of discoverer Aaron Winters to his new wife, Rosie! In 1881 Aaron and Rosie were living in Nevada’s Ash Meadows in a little mud hut that was described as “carved out of the mud hillside.”  One day a prospector told them about all...

MOON DUNES AT DUMONT?

Ready to Launch You’ve got to be ready for this adventure! Helmet, Quad, Dune Buggy, whatever – because you’re bound for a landscape that looks completely foreign! In fact it looks an awful lot like the moon.  Check it out: This is the landscape...

DINOSAURS AND GHOST TOWNS! PART 2!

OKAY – HOW DID THIS BIG FISH GET ON THIS MOUNTAIN??? That’s one of the big questions I had when I visited this place. There are these old bones of this monstrous dinosaur fish way up on this mountain.  Hundreds of millions of years ago these giants swam...

DINOSAURS AND GHOST TOWNS!

It’s not every day you can find dinosaurs in a ghost town! And I guess it’s not every day you can find a ghost town surrounded by dinosaurs! But you can at the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. A giant old fish next to a prospecting settlement! First the...