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Reno, Carson, Tahoe area

Bowers Mansion – photo gallery

Home to a famous silver baron, this house provides a great insight of life in the mid 1800's. Bowers Mansion was built by Nevada's first millionaire, Sandy Bowers and his wife Eilley Orrum

Bowers Mansion is just down the road from Davis Creek Campground and includes several acres of park and a public swimming pool. There are also several hiking trails nearby. The Sierra Nevada Unit has had several summer picnics here.

For some great pictures of the park check the following website:

Virginia City

Virginia City put Nevada on the map with the discovery of gold and silver in the nearby hills and mountains. It has a famous (and infamous) history. The mineral resources were instrumental in Nevada becoming a state.

Tour of Historic Downtown Reno |

US 80 East – Lovelock Area


A still inhabited ghost town that was home to Mark Twain at one point and included in his book "Roughing It". There is a nice Bed & Breakfast still operating in the town. - good information - great pictures

US 95 South - Fallon, Fernley, Yerrington Area

Fort Churchill

Fort Churchill State Historic Park - The famous Pony Express once passed through this area. This parks offers campgrounds, picnic areas, group use areas, trails and access to the Carson River. Great place for photography and historical information. You can also go canoeing. Located 8 miles south of Silver Springs on US Hwy 95. For more information contact: Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Silver Springs, NV, 89429, (775) 577-2345.

Fort Churchill

Buckland Station

A stage stop on the Carson River not far from Fort Churchill

US 50 East – Austin, Ely Area

Austin & Kingston area

Ghost Towns

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