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Teaching the importance of MLK and Inclusion

While Monday, Jan. 20 was a day off for many University of Nevada, Reno students, for about 50 of them, it was “a day on.” Students spent the day teaching children ages 5 to 17 about the significant impact Martin Luther King Jr. made on society. Through stories, activities and reflection, University students aimed to… Keep Reading

Berlin–Ichthyosaur State Park

Berlin–Ichthyosaur State Park is a public recreation area and historic preserve that protects undisturbed ichthyosaur fossils and the ghost town of Berlin in far northwestern Nye County, Nevada. The state park covers more than 1,100 acres (450 ha) at an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,100 m) on the western slope of central Nevada's Shoshone mountain range, 23 miles (37 km) east of Gabbs. Fossil Barn protects In situ. Preserving dinosaur fossils and other… Keep Reading

Berlin, Nevada

The Berlin Historic District encompasses the ghost town of Berlin in Nye County, Nevada. The town was established in 1897 as part of the Union Mining District after the opening of the Berlin Mine the previous year. The name is a transfer from Berlin, in Germany, the native land of a share of the local prospectors. The town… Keep Reading

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Nevada was established in the early 1900s by members of related tribes who lived near Reno for work; they became a federally recognized tribe in 1934 after forming a government under the Indian Reorganization Act. With its base in Reno, Nevada, the RSIC consists of 1,134 members from three Great Basin tribes:… Keep Reading

RENO SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY

  From Visitrenotahoe.com Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) The Tradition Continues! The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity is a showcase for the Spanish Vaquero’s horse training methods dating back to the early American West. The competition is a family-friendly, adrenaline-charged sports event for all horse enthusiasts. Three-year-old equine athletes compete in herd work, rein work and… Keep Reading

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A Nevada Ghost Town

Rhyolite is a ghost town in Nye County, in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is in the Bullfrog Hills, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas, near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers,… Keep Reading

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