Category Archives: Nevada

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 – Carroll Summit

I have been editing photos for an exhibition coming up next month but hadn’t included this until my wife noticed it and asked for a print. This is in the canyon on the east side of Carroll Summit and was … Continue reading

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Nevada Magazine – Lincoln Highway Article

Welcome to those who have just found me as a result of my article in Nevada Magazine. To catch up on the Lincoln Highway you should go back to the blogs in 2011 and read forward from there. Start here … Continue reading

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The Great Basin near Austin, Nevada

I would like to solicit your opinion. This is a reworked version of the scene I posted recently. What do you think? Is it “over the top” or simply “rather neat”? Obviously I did a lot of processing in Photoshop … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – What’s Happening and Why Isn’t It?

It’s been quiet in part because my magazine article is due to come out any day and I have an agreement that the photographs in that article can’t be shown until publication – a “first use” issue. Also frankly it’s … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Schellbourne Pass and Ranch

Between the Steptoe Valley north of Ely, and Spring Valley is a pass that was used for years by the ┬áthe Pony Express, California Telegraph, Overland Stage, and the Lincoln Highway. If you are going to travel on the old … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Spring Valley

Spring Valley is a nearly empty place which contains of interest the Stone House (described in an earlier post) and not much else. The views of the Schell Range are gorgeous however. This small valley lies between Schellbourne pass and … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Roundup at Tippets Ranch

As a result of a blown tire when passing Tippets, I had to return to Ely for new ones. That put me behind my not-so-firm schedule by a couple of days. Lucky me! Because when I came past Tippets the … Continue reading

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