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 all over Nevada. Today only their … [Read more...]

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 ghost town! What a great place this is! Way out … [Read more...]

CRAZY-FUN EVENTS – JIM BUTLER DAYS – TONOPAH, NEVADA

  Who knew that you could have so much fun at running with beer!!!?? Well, it's one of the events at Jim Butler Days called the BARTENDER RACE! But things don't always go the way they should. Check out this video of some of the fun and frolics at Jim Butler Days - this year May 27-30 in … [Read more...]

THAR’S GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS!

That's right! Real Gold!! And you may find some if you head up to Jim Butler Days in Tonopah! There's all sorts of great stuff going on for the entire family. You really can pan for gold and try your hand at some old fashioned rock drillin.....if you're up to it! There's parades, an arm … [Read more...]

THE MOTHER OF NEVADA!

BELLE BUTLER You could make the argument that if it hadn't been for Belle Butler there would be no Tonopah, Nevada. She was an amazing woman who was smart, benevolent and visionary. iN 1900 she and her husband Jim were living a modest life on a ranch near Belmont, Nevada. Jim did some prospecting … [Read more...]

THAT’S SOME BULL!!!!!!………..RIDIN’ , THAT IS!

Okay, now that blur in this picture is some cowboy tryin to hang on for dear life while some bull tries to get him off his back! If you've never been or have only seen it on tv you'll want to come and see real cowboys take on the buckinest bulls around. Check out the live action on this cool … [Read more...]

WHY JIM BUTLER DAYS IN TONOPAH?

WHY JIM BUTLER DAYS IN TONOPAH? Well if it hadn't been for Jim, folks say, there wouldn't be a Tonopah, Nevada at all. In fact there wouldn't be a Goldfield, Nevada or a Beatty, Nevada and the last great gold rush in the USA may never have happened. Well, I'm sure someone would have found it … [Read more...]

PARADES AND FUN AT JIM BUTLER DAYS IN TONOPAH

PARADES AND FUN AT JIM BUTLER DAYS IN TONOPAH!     It's one of the biggest celebrations in Central Nevada and it's called Jim Butler Days. It's a great time for fun, parades and honoring this town's historic past while having some very real and present day fun! For anyone who … [Read more...]

ARM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS! JIM BUTLER DAYS! – TONOPAH

ARM WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS! JIM BUTLER DAYS! -- SUNDAY, MAY 29, TONOPAH, NEVADA!     No matter your weight class, size or previous experience; or whether you're a guy or a gal - you might be the next Arm Wrestling Champ!! It all happens at the Tonopah Convention Center beginning … [Read more...]

NEVADA’S MANHATTAN!

NEVADA'S MANHATTAN I'll bet you thought that the only place that had a Manhattan was that state back East called New York and  any bar that served the drink by that name! But Nevada has its own Manhattan! Now this Manhattan isn't an island. In fact it's just the opposite. It sits up about 7,000 … [Read more...]