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DCHS December Lecture -
Douglas County Historical Society speaker for the December 12th
lecture will be Laurie Hickey, whose family ties run to the 1860s in
both Nevada and California. Her Nevada ancestors were ranchers
in Carson Valley, Cornish miners on the Comstock, and were
involved in logging and the timber industry at Lake Tahoe. Her
ancestors to the south in Alpine County California were miners,
ranchers and merchants.
Laurie is a 5th generation Nevadan and has always had an interest
in history and genealogy. She has been active in the community for
many years and has a local tour business.
Laurie will be speaking about James Wallace Haines, a prominent
figure in the history of both California and Nevada. He was born in
Canada, grew up in Ohio, and came west in 1849. He was a
businessman, rancher and politician. He was a delegate to the
Nevada State Constitution Convention in 1863. He served several
terms as a State Senator from Douglas County. Haines invented
the famous V-flume that brought timber from the Sierra to the valley
floor. He was appointed by President Grant to receive the railroads
at Promontory Point, Utah. He was a resident of Carson Valley.
The lecture will be downstairs at the Carson Valley Museum and
Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Lecture starts at 7 pm. Admission
is $3.00 and is free to members of the Historical Society.
2014 MELODRAMA TICKETS FOR SALE!
Tickets for the 2014 Melodrama, Happy
Birthday Nevada! or "You Have a Lot of
Character(s)" go on sale to the public at the
Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
However, we are pleased to announce that
DCHS members may purchase tickets 10
days in advance of the public sale. For our
members, ticket sales will begin on Tuesday,
November 26, 2013 at 12:00 Noon. If you are
not currently a DCHS member, this would be a
GREAT time to become a member.
Tickets will be available for all 6
No Host Cocktail Shows, Friday, Feb. 21 and
Friday, Feb. 28 - 6:30 PM - $10/ticket
Dinner Shows, Saturday, Feb. 22 and
Saturday, March 1 - 6:00 PM - $20/ticket
Lunch Shows, Sunday, Feb. 23 and Sunday,
March 2 - 1:00 PM - $15/ticket
The Saturday and Sunday shows are reserved
table seating. Get your tickets early. The
Melodrama always sells out.
BLM Releases Final EIS for the Proposed
Pan Mine Project west of Ely
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) Ely District, Egan Field Office, has released
the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for
Midway Gold U.S., Inc.’s proposed Pan Mine
Project in White Pine County, about 50 miles west
of Ely. The BLM will issue a Record of Decision
following a 30-day availability and review period
that ends December 19, 2013.
The Pan Mine Project is proposed on BLM public
lands and would consist of two primary open pits,
four satellite pits, one heap leach pad and two rock
disposal areas. The total surface disturbance
would be approximately 3,204 acres. The
projected mining period is 13 years, with
associated construction, closure, reclamation and
post-closure monitoring periods extending the
project life to approximately 25 years.
The Final EIS describes four alternatives: the
Proposed Action, the Waste Rock Disposal Site
Design Alternative, the Southwest Power Line
Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. The
Southwest Power Line Alternative was developed
to avoid potential impacts to Greater Sage-Grouse
from the Proposed Action power line. The Waste
Rock Disposal Site Design Alternative would
involve a conventional waste rock disposal design
and move waste rock away from more important
Greater Sage-Grouse habitat in order to minimize
The agency preferred alternative is a combination
of the Southwest Power Line Alternative and the
Waste Rock Disposal Site Design Alternative.
The Proposed Pan Mine Project Final EIS is posted
online at http://www.blm.gov/nv/.
For more information on the Pan Mine Project or to
obtain a printed copy of the Final EIS, contact
Miles Kreidler, BLM Ely District mining engineer, at
(775) 289-1893 or email@example.com.
Pictured Above: Cast members Kim Copel and Mike Murphy rehearsed for
the previous melodrama "Tall in the Saddle or The Mail Must Go Through".
The Ghostriders of White Pine County ride to catch the
train, and rob it!
Part One of: They Call Us Ghost Towns
See events scheduled for the Eureka
Opera House at the bottom of this
They Call Us Ghost Towns!
by Patricia Fua
According to Marion Webster a Ghost town is : a town that no longer has any people
living in it : an abandoned town
: a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted usually as a result of the exhaustion
of some natural resource
But do you want to know what we really are? We are places in the middle of Nevada
( mostly) where the air is clean, the mountains are beautiful and people love to hunt and
fish. Yes, people! Although many of us are called Ghost Towns, we are not deserted,
abandoned, well maybe. The boom and bust cycles do tend to reduce our populations.
These are pictures of Eureka Nevada. Beautiful little spot along Highway 60 ( the lonliest
road in America). Designed and built to provide a "home for the miners and their families"
during lucrative mining days Eureka even offers an Opera House. The architecture of the
town is beautiful and it is a great town to visit for a true lesson in history. And guess what?
Eureka is probably the friendliest "Ghost Town" in Nevada!
Winter Has Arrived in the high desert of Rural
Nevada! Come on out and get your snow on!