Category Archives: Great Basin

Travels With Beasley on the Lincoln Highway

Those who have followed my trips on the Lincoln Highway will know that my traveling companion Mr. Beasley is always along. Last night I had a delightful time as the guest speaker at the Sierra Writers group in Nevada City and … Continue reading

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In the Sierra Foothills – Malakoff Diggins State Park

At one time in danger of closing due to budget shenanigans at the state level, Malakoff Diggins State Park remains open although still drastically underfunded. The view of the remains of hydraulic mining are easily viewed from the main (dirt) road … Continue reading

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A New Mexico Excursion – Santurario de Chimayo

The Santurario de Chimayo is in northern New Mexico and is visited by thirty thousand people during Holy Week each year. Sometimes called the “Lourdes of America”, the church is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Eastgate

The house and old store at Eastgate on Nevada 722 is worth a stop. (In fact 722 is a nicer road than U. S. 50 between Middlegate and Austin.) It is at the entrance to Road Canyon and one served … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway, Sand Pass, Nevada – New and Old

Dear Reader, It may seem I’ve forgotten you but I haven’t. Work on the book has been postponed until I finish my final trip in the Great Basin when I visit Utah in June of this year. In the meantime … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in the Great Basin – Steptoe Valley

The Lincoln Highway ran up the Steptoe Valley for about forty miles and then turned to cross over Schellbourne Pass into Spring Valley. There is little habitation north of Ely. Currie is one small community at the north end of … Continue reading

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The Great Basin and the Lincoln Highway – Ruth, New Ruth, and Big Mining

This is not an editorial piece about mining. I just found/shot some great photos and discovered some interesting history in this area. The large mining operations here near Ruth, Nevada, just west of Ely, have been going on for a … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in the Great Basin – The Shoe Tree at Middlegate

I’m sure that you will all be pleased to hear that the new shoetree is becoming well populated. (The old one was cut down in a lovers’ spat.) And while we are on the subject – This location is the … Continue reading

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Out in the Nevada Desert

I’m back from the trip, which turned out to be great (thanks for asking). I covered 1500 miles in nearly two weeks, camping most of the time. Let me begin with a photo from the Steptoe Valley, north of Ely, … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – On The Road Again

I actually did get back on the old road again, perhaps a little later than I thought I would. As a result it has been a very cold trip with lows in the 20’s. I’ll have a chance to post … Continue reading

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