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  • Nevada PinsNevada Pins

    Nevada Pins $10.00 Show your Nevada pride with these two pins. Perfect for hats, scarfs, lapels, back packs, purses and for use as a tie-tac. The first pin is shaped in an outline of the State of Nevada and features the snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada with the inscription Battle Born. The second pin consists of the U.S. Flag and the Nevada State Flag crossed over a banner that reads Nevada. Produced by the L.W. Bristol company, the color and clarity of these pins is phenominal. And yes, they are American made!  The stickpins on the backside of these pins can…

  • Lake Tahoe: A Maritime History8912TAHOcvr.indd

    Lake Tahoe: A Maritime History $21.99 Lake Tahoe’s legendary scenic beauty is witnessed annually by millions of visitors. Many have done this from the surface of the lake itself. In fact, the lake’s maritime history began just seven years after the lake’s initial discovery in 1843. Although many of the early steamers were designed for industrial use, the lake soon became a showcase for beautiful pleasure craft, stately sailing yachts, sleek paddle wheelers and trophy class racers. The sight of a boat venturing out into the vast, deep blue expanse of Lake Tahoe still attracts visitors and residents today.  Author…

  • Capitol Benchmark and Nevada State Seal PinsUSGS Capitol BM Pins

    Capitol Benchmark and Nevada State Seal Pins $10.00 Show your Nevada pride with these unique pins. The Capitol Benchmark pin is an exact reproduction of the US Geological Survey Benchmark located on the capitol grounds in Carson City. The Nevada State Seal pin is an authentic reproduction of the State of Nevada’s Great Seal. Perfect for ball caps, purses, scarfs, lapels, or use as a tie-tac (The stickpin on the back side can also be cut off and the pin glued onto any flat surface). Produced in the USA by the L.W. Bristol Company, the color and clarity of these pins…

  • Nevada’s Virginia & Truckee RailroadArcadia Virginia Truckee

    Nevada’s Virginia & Truckee Railroad $21.99 The Virginia & Truckee is the most famous short line railroad in American history. Brainchild of William Sharon and the Bank of California, the V&T hauled the silver and gold ore, the cordwood, and the mining timbers that made the 1870s “Big Bonanza” a reality. From the state capital at Carson City, V&T rails stretched 66 miles to Virginia City, Reno, and Minden, Nevada. Serving the transportation needs of the Comstock’s nearly 40,000 inhabitants, the V&T remained in operation until 1950. The enormously successful railroad paid its early owners handsome dividends. The V&T’s ornate…

  • Comstock ChristmasV&TVCCC

    Comstock Christmas $9.95 Celebrate the season with this unique Christmas Card. Featuring a beautiful rendition of Virginia & Truckee #11, the Reno, pulling a V&T passenger train into the station at Virginia City on a cold and clear Christmas morning. The painting, by famed railroad artist Marc Desobeau, is historically accurate; even showing the historic St. Mary’s church in the background. These cards are packaged in ten-packs and include white envelopes. The caption reads “The Comstock Lode was the first major U.S. discovery of silver ore, located what is now Virginia City, Nevada. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad brought the…

  • Train Station PuzzleNSRM Kids Puzzle

    Train Station Puzzle $9.95 This image of Nevada State Railroad Museum locomotive #8 and its passenger train, arriving at the museum’s Wabuska Depot, has been cut into 35 large pieces with a solid backing board for easy assembly by children. The image is colorful and has lots of natural lines for children to follow. This makes it easier for children to figure out where each piece goes into the puzzle. Solid chip board construction will result in many years of enjoyment. The 8 1/2 by 11 inch size is perfect for childrens activity tables, small desks and for traveling. Shipped…


Nevada Hot Springs

  • April 28, 2014

Nevada Hot Springs $12.95 The complete guide to Nevada’s recreational hot springs. From northern Nevada’s gushing Bog Hot Creek to the Colorado River Canyon’s hard to reach springs, Nevada’s got the best! George Williams is Nevada’s leading authority on Nevada’s recreational hot springs. George gives easy to use road directions, camping details, black & white photo’s, and his personal “2 cents” about each spring. Your gonna have a world of fun discovering Nevada’s once hidden treasures, now illuminated in this one of a kind guide. Tree by the River Publishing, Soft cover, 70 Pages. This item ships in a padded…

Eastern Sierra Hot Springs

  • April 28, 2014

Eastern Sierra Hot Springs $12.95 The complete guide to Eastern Sierra recreational hot springs. The Eastern Sierra is one of the most geothermally active regions in America. Some of the Sierra’s hot water rises to the surface in hot springs. In many locations, locals have diverted this hot water into soaking tubs. Author George Williams has found 50 “soakable” hot springs from Death Valley north along the Eastern Sierra recreation corridor to Cederville. Included here are such popular places as Hot Creek near Mammoth Lakes and many secret hot springs previously known only to the locals. George gives easy to…

Black Rock Desert

  • April 25, 2014

Black Rock Desert $21.99 The Black Rock Desert, located in northwestern Nevada, has been the site of many human activities, from ancient hunters to the arrival of the pioneers to present-day motion pictures, land-speed records, commercial photography, and a weeklong art festival. This book focuses on the art history of the Black Rock Desert playa up until 1990, laying the groundwork for the larger, participatory art events of recent history. Events include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring Gary Cooper, in 1926; and a wild horse roundup as documented by Gus Bundy. Also included are…

Tooele Valley Railroad

  • April 25, 2014

Tooele Valley Railroad $21.99 Shortly after the International Smelter offered economic salvation to Tooele Utah’s struggling desert community, the Tooele Valley Railroad became the town artery. Though originally built in 1908 to connect the smelter to the Union Pacific and Western Pacific lines west of town, the railroad became central to daily life. Hundreds of local workers rode it to and from work each day. As technology continued to change Tooele, the Tooele Valley Railroad shared Vine Street with the first automobiles—safety precautions required that the caboose, with a horn mounted to warn motorists, lead the oncoming train. However, the…

You Wouldn’t Want to be an American Pioneer!

  • March 23, 2014

You Wouldn’t Want to be an American Pioneer! $9.95 Be prepared…as a farmer struggling to make a living on the East Coast, you decide to join a wagon train heading west to Nevada, California or Oregon. In this colorfully illustrated and fact filled book, author Jacqueline Morley tells young readers about the perils of buffalo stampedes, mountain passes blocked by snow and…how to boil your leather boots if you run out of food! This may just be a “Wilderness you’d rather not tame!” Recommended by the Scholastic reading program for grade 3 readers. Franklin Watts, Soft Cover, 32 pages. Item…

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Mammoth Hunter!

  • March 23, 2014

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Mammoth Hunter! $9.95 Nevada was once the home of large herds of Mammoths (You can see one for yourself in the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas). Let your young reader discover what it was like to live in the Ice Age, live in a cave and what to do when you encounter this dangerous beast! Written by John Malam and illustrated by David Antram, this Grade 3 level Scholastic reading book will allow your young reader to explore the prehistoric ages and decide if a mammoth is “a beast they’d rather not encounter.”…

You Wouldn’t Want to Work on a Railroad!

  • March 23, 2014

You Wouldn’t Want to Work on a Railroad! $9.95 Get ready…as an Irish laborer living in the United States in the 1860’s, you have decided to help build the Transcontinental Railroad. But maybe that’s “a track you’d rather not go down”? Writer Ian Graham and Illustrator David Antram paint a funny, yet factually correct version of what your young reader might expect if he or she decided to work on the railroad. A thought provoking look at American history that will keep young readers interested in reading further. Franklin Watts, Soft Cover, 32 pages. Item ships in a padded envelope…

You Wouldn’t Want to live in a Wild West Town!

  • March 23, 2014

You Wouldn’t Want to live in a Wild West Town! $9.95 Get ready…as the marshall of a town called Dustville, you have to maintain law and order among the cowboys and outlaws of the wild west. Does your young reader have an interest in the Wild Wild West? See if they have what it takes or if they decide this town is “dust they would rather not settle”. Written by Peter Hicks and colorfully illustrated by David Antram, this is a revised edition with added content. This Scholastic selection teaches the history of the Wild West from a factual, yet…

The Transcontinental Railroad

  • March 23, 2014

The Transcontinental Railroad $6.95 Part of the Scholastic series designed for the Reading Counts and Accelerated Reader at the Grades 3-5 level. This 48 page book tells the story of railroad development in America, how the Civil War helped shape the path of the Transcontinental Railroad, the lives of the workers and the changes the completion of the railroad had on America. Laced with reliable statistics, resource material and definitions for important words. Fully indexed and illustrated. Children’s Press, Soft Cover, 48 pages. Item ships in a padded envelope for $2.53 USPS Media Mail.

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Pony Express Rider!

  • March 23, 2014

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Pony Express Rider! $9.95 Get ready…It’s 1860, and a new mail company is looking for riders. It’s tough work, but well paid. Does your young reader have what it takes to be a Pony Express rider? Designed for Grade Three readers, this book counts towards the Scholastic Reading Counts and Accelerated Reader Programs. This Scholastic selection teaches the history of the Pony Express from a factual, yet funny perspective. Despite the adventure and drama, author Tom Ratliff and illustrator Mark Bergin also share the real-life misadventures and “sore in the saddle” reality of a…