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Las Vegas, As It Began, As It Grew $29.95.

Las Vegas, As It Began — As It Grew, by Stanley W. Paher $34.95.

In the 19th century Las Vegas was first a Spanish Trail waterhole, then a religious mission, and also a ranch. Las Vegas emerged in 1905 as a railroad town, then developed into a gambling center during distinct boom periods. The reader is led every step along these transitions in both the text and a careful selection of photographs. 210 pp, 9x12, $34.95

Death Valley Ghost Towns Vol. 1 $6.95

Death Valley Ghost Towns, Vol. 1, by Stanley W. Paher $7.95.

Though California’s Death Valley area is known for its colorful eras of borax mining, there were gold and silver rushes also. The first one included Panamint and Calico, while the early 20th century boom led to the founding of Rhyolite, Greenwater, and about 35 other mining camps. About 50 old-time photographs augment the text. 48 pp, 9x12. $7.95

Alice's Drive $19.95

Alice’s Drive,  by Gregory W. Franzwa $19.95.

A 22-year-old mother drives an automobile from coast to coast in 1909. More than 50 years later, she wrote a charming book about it. This reprint is annotated with 21st century information by Gregory Franzwa, who replicated the trip in 2009. His extensive notes comprise the last half of the book. $19.95

Alkali Angels $39.95

Alkali Angels, by Marilyn Newton $37.00.

Here is a stunning county-by-county survey of Nevada cemeteries with historical commentary. Nearly 200 color photographs show Nevada scenery and rural cemeteries. This book includes information about southern Nevada Indian renegade, Queho. $37.00

Mining Districts and Mineral Resources $19.95

Mining Districts and Mineral Resources by Francis Church Lincoln $19.95.

This compilation summarizes 307 Nevada mining districts, with historical summaries and bibliographies keyed to dozens of mining publications in various journals. Minerals are  also noted by types. An essential reference, 295 pp, 6x9 $19.95

Modern Pioneers Amargosa $14.95

The Modern Pioneers of Amargosa Valley by Robert D. McCracken $14.95.

The author furnishes well-captioned pictures to describe the history of southern Nevada’s Amargosa Valley concentrating on the early 20th century. The community of Lathrop Wells on modern U.S. 95 and its founders is included. $14.95

More Than A Song And A Dance $15.95

More Than A Song And A Dance by Patty Cafferata $15.95.

The author specializes in recreating the history of various buildings and hotels in western Nevada, and in this volume she tells about Virginia City’s famous Peper’s Opera House. The building saw many famous entertainers and actors from California traveling the circuit. $15.95

My Adventures With Your Money $29.95

My Adventures With Your Money, by George Graham Rice $29.95.

Here are the memoirs of get-rich-quick financing of central Nevada and Death Valley mines, with interesting anecdotal material on the author’s advertising agency and mining and stock promotions. Rice capitalized the stocks of mines, listed them on national exchanges, and reaped profits until he was convicted of mail fraud in 1911. After leaving federal prison in 1907, he continued mine promotions,110 illus., 334 pp, 7x10 $29.95

A Naturalist's Death Valley $5.95

A Naturalist’s Death Valley $5.95

Death Valley area mammals, birds, insects, trees, wild flowers, and fossils are all described and illustrated. A chapter on Death Valley Indians rounds out the text. $5.95

Nevada Adventure Map $8.95

Nevada Adventure Map, by David Tool. $8.95

Shows adventure roads both paved and graded and numerous “hidden treasures,” unusual attractions, campsites, hiking trails, hot springs, ghost towns, etc. The reverse side provides detailed access information and more than 50 photos of the state’s visitor landmarks and recreation opportunities. Guaranteed to help you have fun exploring Nevada.Update 2017, $8.95

Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps $49.95

Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps, by Stanley W. Paher. $49.95

Nevada’s all-time best selling history book. Here is the largest ghost town book ever published. In all, 668 ghost towns are described with travel directions. There are 710 old-time unpublished photos of the towns, the mines, the people and early Nevada mining life. Here is a wealth of new information about Nevada’s mining camps. This book won the national “Award of Merit” for history. Maps, index, travel hints, reading list, hardbound with colored dust jacket, 8.5x11. $49.95

Nevada Atlas, vol. I $16.95

Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas, Vol. I North, by Stanley W. Paher. $16.95

Illustrations cover places of desert interest from Reno eastward to Austin and all points north. 37 full-color maps show the locations of nearly 350 ghost towns, 100 gem stone hunting sites, 60 placer gold mining districts, hot springs, caves, BLM campgrounds, natural features–in all more than 1,100 sites. 104 pp., illus., maps, 8.5x11. $16.95

Nevada Passport $5.95

Nevada Passport $5.95

Similar in size and color of an official U.S. passport, this fact-filled diminutive booklet is illustrated with color photos of Nevada’s animals, birds, plants, and trees, and well as buildings from the state’s prominent towns and cities. $5.95

Nevada Post Offices: An Illustrated History $5.95

Nevada Post Offices: An Illustrated History, by Stanley W. Paher, co-author. $49.95

About 760 Nevada towns once had post offices and here is a detailed list. There are chapters on the  Pony Express, Wells-Fargo, and how to collect postal materials. Numerous postal-related illustrations greatly enhance the usefulness of this research too, 160 pp, 7x10. $49.95

Pahrump, A Valley Waiting $15.95

Pahrump, A Valley Waiting $15.95

Prospectors and long-line freight teams traversed this valley during the 19th century, and beginning about 1920, the town of Pahrump sprang up amid ranches in the valley.  This full-blown city serves as a bedroom community for Las Vegas, 60 miles south. $15.95

Peep at Washoe: Sketches of Virginia City $4.95

Peep at Washoe: Sketches of Virginia City $5.95

In 1860, agent J. Ross Browne visited the newly discovered Comstock and commented extensively on the miners and their madness over minerals, the Chinese, the Indians, stagecoach drivers, proprietors, barroom brawlers, etc. Charming, humorous cartoons of these appear throughout the book, 48 pp, illus., 6x9.. $5.95

Jack Longsteet $9.95

Jack Longstreet, by Sally Zanjani. $17.50

Early in the 20th century Longstreet roamed the southern Nevada deserts, working in ranching, prospecting, saloon-keeping, and as a hired gun.  He married a series of Indian squaws, and late in life informally assisted the law, whereas early in life he was convicted of cattle rustling, 172 pp, illus. 6x9. $17.50

Western Arizona Ghost Towns $12.95
Western Arizona Ghost Towns by Stanley W. Paher. $12.95

Within a day’s drive of Las Vegas, Kingman, Parker, and Yuma are more than five dozen ghost towns, each described in a lively text with historic photographs. Oatman, Eldorado Canyon, Searchlight, Chloride, Gila City, Laguna, LaPaz, Ehrenberg, are included. Also information about steamboats. A stunning 1862 color map showing the mines along the Colorado River occupies the back cover. 64pp, 9x12. $12.95

The Big Bonanza $29.95
The Big Bonanza, by Dan DeQuille. $29.95
Subtitled “An authentic account of the discovery, history, and working of the Comstock Lode,” this monumental work covers every phase of the epic rise of Virginia City, Nevada, especially the innovative technology required to work the deep silver mines. The author was a prominent Virginia City editor for nearly twenty years, 433 pp, illus., 6x9. $29.95
Tonopah, Nevada Silver Camp $4.95
Tonopah, Nevada Silver Camp by Stanley W. Paher. $5.95

The silver discovery at Tonopah in 1900 triggered the fast-paced 20th century Nevada mining era. Here is a summary of the mining boom days in text and historic pictures. 17 pp, 9x12, illus. $5.95

Mines of Lander $14.95

Mines of Lander & Eureka Counties. $19.95

Author Vanderburg describes extent of mineral deposits and geology in Lander and Eureka Counties. Coverage includes the gold and silver mines of Austin, Battle Mountain, Lewis, Cortez and Eureka. It is a primary reference for mining and water sources. $19.95

Mines of Silver Peak $19.95
Mines of Silver Peak $ Other Southern Nevada Districts. $19.95 

Author Vanderburg reviews gold and silver mining districts in the Goldfield and Death Valley area of southwestern Nevada and eastern California. Coverage includes both geology and water supply. Includes the Panamint Range west of Death Valley. $19.95

Mines of Tuscarora $19.95
Mines of Tuscarora & Other Northern Nevada Districts. $19.95 

Author W.H. Emmons reviews the northern Nevada gold and silver mining districts of Midas, Tuscarora, Cortez, Tenabo, Lander and the Lewis districts. The last part of the book reproduces a U.S. Geological Survey bulletin which covers the Seven Troughs and the Sonoma mountain ranges. $19.95

Mining Camp Days $14.95
Mining Camp Days $19.95

Author Emil Billeb provides insights into Nevada and eastern California mining camps after 1905. Dozens of unpublished photographs were taken by this observer-participant, augmenting a lively text, 229 pp, illus., 6x9. $19.95

Nevada Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide $5.95

Nevada Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide Theron Fox, ed. $5.95

Maps of 1867 and 1881 show 800 place names–mining camps, springs, mountains, water holdes, and even a camel trail. This book is to be used with a modern road map of Nevada. $5.95

Nevada Atlas, vol. II $16.95
Nevada Ghost Town & Desert Atlas, vol. II South by Stanley W. Paher. $16.95

The Atlas heavily illustrates all of Southern Nevada, Death Valley, and the Bodie, California area. Coverage includes Hawthorne, Tonopah, Ely and Points south. 34 full-color maps show the locations of more than 350 ghost towns, 110 gem stone hunting sites, 50 placer gold mining districts, hot springs, caves, BLM campgrounds, natural features–in all about 1,100 sites.104 pp, illus., 8.5x11. $16.95

Nevada Atlas, Comb. $32.50
Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas, by Stanley W. Paher,

Combined Edition, paperback.  $32.50

Comb. Edition hardback with Jacket.$39.95

71 color maps show more than 2200 places of interest for both the casual desert visitor and the serious off-road explorer. About 550 photographs show places of historic interest such as prominent mining areas and emigrant trails, Pony Express, the Old Spanish trail, abandoned desert cemeteries and more than 750 ghost towns, 115 placer gold mining sites, 160 gemstone sites, campgrounds, hot springs, caves, recreation areas, state parks, and scenic byways 208 pp., illus., 8.5x11.

Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures $9.95
Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasures by Douglas McDonald. $12.95

Legends of lost mines in Nevada date from the Gold Rush of 1849 when westbound emigrants discovered silver in the desolate Black Rock Desert. The author recounts 74 of these stories which also include tales of buried coins, bullion bars, stolen bank money, etc. Two-color maps show general treasure locations. 128 pp., illus., 6x9. $12.95

Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada $11.95

Placer Gold Deposits of Nevada by Maureen Johnson. $11.95

USGS Bull. 1356. Here is a county-by-county summary of 115 rock gravel gold sites, describing production history, mining methods and equipment to mine the placers. 118 pp., two-color map. $11.95

Placer Mining in Nevada $14.95
Placer Mining in Nevada by William Vanderburg. $14.95 

Here is a county-by-county summary of 110 rock gravel gold sites, describing production history, mining methods and equipment to mine the placers. 178pp., illlus., map. $14.95

The Pony Express in Nevada $6.95
The Pony Express in Nevada by Dorpthy Mason. $6.95

The author has assembled the finest treatment of the Pony Express as it relates to Nevada. There is an accurate history of each Nevada station. 88 pp., illus., maps. $6.95

Prairie Schooner Detours $9.95
Prairie Schooner Detours by Irene Paden. $14.95

The author describes the Hastings cut-off, on which the Donner party delayed long enough that a month later perished in the Sierra in 1846. Equally treacherous was the Lassen cut-off through the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Canyon. 295 pp., illus., maps, 6x9  $14.95

Nevada Post Offices: An Illustrated History $49.95

Nevada Post Offices: An Illustrated History $49.95

About 760 Nevada towns once had post offices and here is a detailed list. There are chapters on the  Pony Express, Wells-Fargo, and how to collect postal materials. Numerous postal-related illustrations greatly enhance the usefulness of this research tool. $49.95

Tonopah's Greatest Riches $14.95
 Nevada Towns & Tales, Volume II —South, Stanley W. Paher, ed.  $24.95 

All five of Nevada’s Southern counties are represented,  focusing on ghost towns, mining at especially Tonopah and Goldfield, prospecting, Indian legends, pioneers of Las Vegas, ranching, industries, banking and commerce, railroads, transportation, etc. Other major sections discuss gaming, casino entertainment, and business. 224 pp., illus., maps, 8.5x11. $24.95

 Nevada Towns and Tales, vol. I $24.95
 Nevada Towns &Tales, Volume 1—North, Stanley W. Paher, ed. $24.95 

Chapters focus on economic, social and geographic factors. There are chapters on all northern Nevada counties which tell of ghost towns, prospecting, legends, early day women, ranching, native animals, industries, banking and commerce, railroads, transportation, etc.Other major sections discuss state emblems, politics, mining, and business. 224 pp., illus., maps, 8.5x11. $24.95

Mark Twain in Virginia City, hb $19.95
Mark Twain in Virginia City, by Samuel Clemens, $12.95

The internationally known author portrays the life in Virginia City: mining litigation, horse breaking, fighting a tarantula, a funeral, and the “Washoe zephyr” winds. He mined for silver, labored at a silver mill and was a reporter for Virginia City’s Territorial Enterprise. Numerous line drawings which depict everyday life are included. 192 pp, illus., 6x9. $12.95

Great Bonanza Daze $19.95

Great Bonanza Daze $19.95

Formerly titled High Mountains and Deep Valleys, this book covers historic and scenic places to visit in Death Valley and along U.S. Highway 95 from Mojave, California to Carson City, Nevada. This book is heavily illustrated with black and white and color photographs. $19.95

History of Amargosa Valley $14.95
History of Amargosa Valley  $14.95

The author traces the history of one of southern Nevada’s prominent agricultural districts from its late 19th century origins through the era of nearby gold and silver mining up the present. $14.95

History of Beatty $15.95
History of Beatty $15.95

This is a history of the surviving town in the Bulldog mining district, 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Beginning with a ranch established by M. M. Beatty late in the 19th century, this town grew as a railroad center when gold and silver mines were operating nearby. $15.95

Lincoln Highway $44.95
Lincoln Highway $44.95

The author has issued many state guide books for travelers and explorers of the Lincoln Highway across America, and this one describes the route across central Nevada from the Ely area westward to Lake Tahoe. This book recreates highway travel  in the early to mid 20th century. Here is a useful guide for the history-conscious who wish to replicate the route. $44.95

Mines of Cherry Creek $19.95

Mines of Cherry Creek $19.95

Reprint of U.S. Geological Survey mining bulletin No. 638. Includes Gold Butte, Ruby and Toano Ranges,  Bald Mountain, Osceola, Granite, Hunter, Duck Creek, Ward, Aurum, Taylor, Atlanta, and Spruce Mountain. $19.95

Mines of Churchill $14.95
Mines of Churchill $19.95 

Wonder, Fairview, Rawhide, Candelaria, Aurora are featured. Author William Vanderburg describes the Nevada locations of the extent of mineral deposits and geology. It is a primary reference for mining and water sources. $19.95

Mines of Goldfield $19.95
Mines of Goldfield $19.95

Coverage includes the gold and silver mines of Goldfield, Bullfrog, Searchlight, Eldorado, Crescent and Gold Mountain. The second part of the book consists of two popular illustrations magazine articles, written in 1907, and capture the flavor and excitement of the mining era. $19.95

Mines of Humboldt $14.95
Mines of Humboldt $19.95

Covers mines of Humboldt and Pershing counties. Unionville, Star City, Seven Troughs, National, and 20 other mining districts in north-central Nevada, with the extent of mineral deposits and geology. Here is a primary reference for mining and water sources. $19.95

Tales of the Biggest Little City $15.95

Tales of the Biggest Little City $15.95

A popular newspaper comumnist has assembled a collection of twenty stories describing Reno’s history with emphasis on important landmarks and buildings. This book is part of a trilogy on Reno history. $15.95

320 Watering Places $19.95
320 Watering Places by W.C. Mendenhall, $19.95

This water supply study paper covers numerous springs between Death Valley and the Salton Sea, California, all keyed to a color map. Coverage also includes southern Nevada and the Mojave Desert. 104 pp., 6x9. $19.95

Traveling America's Lonliest Roads $24.95
Traveling America’s Loneliest Roads $29.95

This book describes geology, ghost towns and biology along highway U.S. 50 across central Nevada. Coverage includes ghost towns and historic sites, color plates of plant life, animals, birds, mining camps, etc. 132 pp., maps, 8.5x11. $29.95

Virginia City, Silver Region $17.95
Virginia City and The Silver Region of the Comstock Lode by Douglas McDonald.  $17.95

The discovery and development of the West’s largest silver lode is recounted in extensive text and both line drawings and photographs. There are essays on familiar Comstock figures such as the Big Four, Adolph Sutro, and also information on stock manipulations, the unions, and various institutions. Camels, the V&T Railroad, Mark Twain, law and order, square-set mine timbering, are all featured. 128 pp., maps, 9x12.  $17.95

Death Valley Ghost Towns, vol. II $6.95

Death Valley Ghost Towns, Volume II by Stanley W. Paher. $6.95

Though California’s Death Valley area is known for its colorful eras of borax mining, there were gold and silver rushes also. The first one included Panamint and Calico, while the early 20th century boom led to the founding of Rhyolite, Greenwater, and about 35 other mining camps. About 50 old-time photographs augment the text. 48 pp., maps, 9x12. $6.95

Julia Bulette and the Red Light Ladies $4.95
Julia Bulette and the Red Light Ladies by Douglas McDonald. $5.95

The author furnishes the best written historical sketch to date of Virginia City’s famed prostitute, who was murdered in 1867. An overview of Nevada’s “red lights” occupies the last part of the book, augmented by a careful selection of prostitute-related photographs. 32 pp., 6x9. $5.95

Nevada Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide $5.95
Arizona Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide Theron Fox ed. $5.95                     

Maps of 1867 and 1881 show 800 place names–numerous mining camps, springs, mountains, and even a camel trail. This book is to be used with a modern road map of Arizona. 24 pp., illus., 6x9. $5.95

The Story of Hoover Dam, hb $29.95
The Story of Hoover Dam, hb $29.95                                               

The book’s 23 sections offer a progressive history of the undertaking of Hoover Dam from its genesis in Congress in the ’20s to its dedication in 1935. In between was costly preliminary work and important political developments. The text, augmented by about 200 photos, tells about the engineers, the surveyors, and the army of risk-taking laborers who enacted the perilous work. 144 pp., illus., 9x12.  hardbound, 29.95, softbound, $17.95

The Emigrant Trail: The Long Road to California $19.95

The Emigrant Trail: The Long Road to California by Marshall Fay. $29.95

After a 16-page of color maps and art relating to the ’49ers, the book describes three emigrant routes through western Nevada into eastern California. Photos and maps show locations of 72 “T”-shaped iron trail markers which indicate the actual routes of the emigrant trails. 224 pp., illus, maps, hb, 8.5x11.  $29.95

50 Years in Death Valley $7.95
50 Years in Death Valley
Geologic & Natural History of Reno $24.95
Geologic & Natural History Tours in the Reno Area by Joseph Tingley. $29.95
Four trips out of Reno takes the adventurer to area historic sites and mining camps, especially Virginia City. Includes color plates of animal and plant life. 184 pp., maps, illus., 8.5x11 $29.95
Ghost Dance Winter $14.95
Ghost Dance Winter by Sally Zanjani. $14.95

The book tells stories about Paiutes, miners, Nevada personalities, mining incidents, and even a tale of a lynching. 192 pp., 6x9. $14.95

Ghosts of the Glory Trail $19.95

Ghosts of the Glory Trail by Nell Murbarger. $19.95

Subtitled “Intimate glimpses into the past and present of 275 western ghost towns,” this book is a fast-moving chronicle depicting the early-day mining stampedes. All Nevada counties are represented either in the 39 chapters on specific towns (such as Aurora, Rhyolite, Candelaria, Hamilton, Belmont, Tybo) or in the ghost town directory with 275 listings, some of which are in California and Utah. 316 pp., illus., 6x9. $19.95

Ghost Trails to California $34.95
Ghost Trails to California $34.95                      

Covers all six emigrant routes over the Sierra and eastern California. A portfolio of maps, together with 160 color pictures, trace the routes of the ’49ers across Nevada to the Sierra. $34.95

Goldfield: Boomtown $4.95
Goldfield: Boomtown by Stanley W. Paher. $5.95                     

Nevada’s greatest gold stampede brought about the founding of Goldfield, which prospered from 1903 until 1918. Photos show street scenes, the businesses, and the ore. A map indicates nearby points of interest. 17pp, illus., map, 6x9. $5.95

Goldfield: The Last Gold Rush $24.95
Goldfield: The Last Gold Rush by Sally Zanjani. $24.95

The author captures the spirit of Goldfield’s boom years of 1905-1907, and the crowds, the prospectors, miners, stock promoters, bankers, gamblers, merchants, saloon keepers, restaurateurs, red lights and lawmen. 338 pp., illus., map, 6x9. $24.95

Reno Now & Then, vol. II $34.95

Reno Now & Then, Volume II. $34.95

Authors Neal Cobb and Jerry Fenwick have compiled a series of modern photographs set alongside early pictures of Reno businesses and neighborhoods. The well-captioned pictures explain aspects of Reno history and  link that information with the modern uses of  the buildings and street scenes.

152 pages, index. $34.95

Round Mountain, Nature's Treasure Chest $14.95
Round Mountain, Nature’s Treasure Chest $17.50

Founded in 1906 amid gold claims, the camp steadily produced gold: hydraulic, lode and from modern open pit. $17.50

Squaw Tom Speaks 15.95
Squaw Tom Speaks, David Toll, ed. 15.95

As a youth the author, Tom Sanders, ran away from home and was taken in by an Indian couple. Noted Nevada author David W. Toll edited these stories about western Nevada Indian life in a bygone era, as told to him by Sanders.. $15.95

The Story of Hoover Dam, $17.95
The Story of Hoover Dam, $17.95The book’s 23 sections offer a progressive history of the undertaking of Hoover Dam from its genesis in Congress in the ’20s to its dedication in 1935. In between was costly preliminary work and important political developments. The text, augmented by about 200 photos, tells about the engineers, the surveyors, and the army of risk-taking laborers who enacted the perilous work. $17.95
Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller $24.95

Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller by Warren Lerude. $34.95

A Pulitzer Prize winning author lovingly captures the life of America’s most prominent writer of the Basque people and their culture. The author lived most of his life in western Nevada, which is the setting for most of Laxalt’s fifteen books. $34.95

Fearful Crossing $19.95
Fearful Crossing by Harold Curren. $19.95

This book defines the development of the emigrant trail through northern Nevada. Extensive quotes from emigrant journals give intimate insights into daily emigrant living: trouble with Indians, feeding animals, fighting, deaths, food preparation, etc. The author gives personal insights into problem of travel over difficult terrain. Includes the Applegate cutoff. 212 pp., illus., maps, 8.5x11. $19.95

 Fort Churchill $5.95
Fort Churchill Stanley W. Paher, ed. $5.95

During 1860-69, soldiers protected westbound emigrants and isolated settlements from Indian raids, and assisted Nevada’s governors with prison breaks, miners’ strikes, and even a lynching. Several old-time photographs and old maps help round out the story. 48 pp., illus., map, 6x9. 5.95

Nevada Outhouse Trivia Book
 Nevada Outhouse Trivia

Nevada Battle Born Trivia offers numerous facts and stories about the Silver State, including the history of the state seal, mining booms, Mark Twain’s adventures, facts about Indians, famous Nevadans including politicians, people in the gaming industry, and trivia on sports and geography. The author if Marty Smith.  216 pp., illus., $19.95

 

California Gold Country

California Gold Country, by Stanley W. Paher. $14.95

Stunning color photos of the Mother Load mining camps — from Grass Valley to Columbia — are arrayed among a dozen 19th-country colored lined sketches showing miners at work. 48 pp., maps, 9x12. $14.95

Reno Now and Then vol II $34.95
Reno Now & Then, vol. II $34.95

Authors Neal Cobb and Jerry Fenwick have compiled a series of modern photographs set alongside early pictures of Reno businesses and neighborhoods. The well-captioned pictures explain aspects of Reno history and  link that information with the modern uses of  the buildings and street scenes.

152 pages, index. $34.95

Goldfield Hotel $9.95
Goldfield Hotel by Patty Cafferata. $9.95

The author offers information of the opulent Goldfield Hotel’s interior, its owners, myths associated with the hotel and its ghosts. One popular story involves the hotel’s ghosts and reported sightings of them. 444 pp., 6x9. $9.95

 A Field Guide to Nevada Grasses $24.95
 A Field Guide to Nevada Grasses $24.95
There are several types of range grasses in the valleys of the Great Basin, and author describes them in both technical and non-technical language. All grasses are illustrations in color with explanations given as to the various parts of the grass stem. $24.95
Death Valley Cabins

Death Valley Cabins, Stanley W. Paher, ed. $6.95

Descriptions of a  score of desert cabins found throughout Death Valley National Park are detailed, along with the personalities of those who built them. 64 pp., illus., map, 6x9. $6.95

Mines of Battle Mountain
Mines of Battle Mountain, 19.95
Reprint of USGS Bulletin 594. Includes Austin, Pine Grove, and Lassen-Modoc areas of NE California. 200 pp., maps, 6x9. $19.95
Arizona Treasure Hunter's Ghost Town Guide
Arizona Treasure Hunter’s Ghost Town Guide $5.95
Maps from 1867 and 1881 show 1200 place names–mining camps, mountain, rivers and creeks, railroads, abandoned roads, forts, canyons and mountain passes. This book is to be used with a modern map. $5.95
Aurora, Ghost City of the Dawn
Aurora, Ghost City of the Dawn by Robert E. Stewart. $14.95

This Civil War era mining camp of Aurora was among Nevada’s largest 19th century gold mining districts. Here is the story of its mines and mills and everyday mining camp life during the turbulent 1860s and 1870s in the West. The author’s readable text is accompanied by many unpublished photographs. 144 pp., 7x10. $14.95

Beatty Frontier Oasis $14.95

Beatty Frontier Oasis $14.95

Beatty, Nevada, is the surviving town of the Bullfrog mining district, which includes the ghost town of Rhyolite. This book offers much on southern Nevada prospecting, mining and railroading. $14.95

Before the Nukes $12.95
Before the Nukes $12.95

Charles Meier is the author of the current history of the Nevada Test Site, north of Las Vegas. The author includes information about the ‘49ers crossing the site, area mining, and authors who wrote books while living in the area. Illustrations and maps are definite aids.  96 pages, $12.95.

Bodie Bonanza $19.95
Bodie Bonanza by Warren Loose. $19.95

A Bodie native, Warren Loose, chronicles the society of Bodie during its heyday, 1878-1881. He laces the text with news stores of the fortunes, failures, the rowdiness and the “red lights.”  There are numerous news articles scattered throughout. 246 pages, $19.95

Big Bonanza $5.95
Bodie Boomtown, Gold Town by Douglas McDonald. $6.95

Initially discovered in 1859, rich gold strikes in 1877 in the Bodie Hills brought a furious mining rush. Photos show the mines and miners, street scenes, commercial buildings, the mill and the crowds which made up Bodie.  Douglas McDonald is the author. 48 pages, $6.95

Bodie: Mines Are Looking Well $19.95

Bodie: Mines Are Looking Well $29.95

The oft-said phrase, “the mines are looking well” reassured investors during the Bodie, California boom of 1877-1881, that the district was producing gold. The author has written the largest single history of any ghost mining camp, complete with 145 photographs (several unpublished 1879-1880 street scenes and views of the mines), and numerous untold stories embodied in the text and historical sidebars. $29.95

Comstock Conflagration $17.95
Comstock Conflagration $17.95

After World War II, Congress established a bombing range in southern Nevada, 60 miles north of Las Vegas, for above ground atomic testing. By the early 1960s, all testing moved underground and in recent years Yucca Mountain was tunneled in anticipation of the storage of waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants. $17.95

The California Star $39.95
The California Star $39.95

Here is a faithful reproduction of this San Francisco newspaper of 1847, then issued as a four-page weekly. The book contains primary reference material on one-year-old San Francisco and its commerce and society. The Star furnishes the first mention of the Donner party tragedy, which occurred during the previous winter, in 1846. #39.95

Breaks, Brains and Balls $39.95
Breaks, Brains and Balls by David W. Toll. $49.95

Here is the story of the world’s most famous brothel which is located near Reno, Nevada, and its proprietor, Joe Conforte, who, after being convicted of tax evasion fled to Brazil. Conforte’ early years and other business ventures are discussed. Here is intimate information about the brothel’s inner workings. $49.95

Callville, Head of Navigation $7.95

Callville, Head of Navigation, Arizona Territory Stanley W. Paher, ed. $7.95

Edited by Stanley Paher.  This Colorado River port city was active as a cargo receiving point for five years from its founding in 1864.  Sternwheelers plied the Colorado River from Yuma upstream to Callville transporting goods and mining supplies and mill machinery to  the Hiko district, 120 miles north of Las Vegas and to Mormon settlements in present-day eastern Clark County. Sixteen pages of full color art describe the deserts around Callville. $7.95

Diesel Smoke Over Asphalt Ribbons $21.95
Nevadans: The Spirit of the Silver State by Stanley W. Paher. $39.95
Published in 150th year of Nevada’s statehood, this significant new book reviews the states development from the time of early explorers, the ’49ers, initial settlements, and mining developments which led to statehood in 1864. The development of Virginia City’s Comstock Lode, ranching and agriculture into the 20th Century is told. Thereafter, Tonopah, Goldfield and the dramatic rise of Las Vegas and Reno shaped the course of Nevada history into the 21st Century. The features   sections on every county, business and industry, aviation, education, and the state’s zany politics. The book closes with a review of how Nevadans regard their state with parades, celebrations and desert exploring. 232 pp., 461 illus., maps, 9x12. $39.95.
Eastern California Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide $5.95
Eastern California Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide, Theron Fox, ed. $5.95
Maps 1867 and 1881 show 700 place names—mining camps, mountain ranges, rivers and creeks, railroad lines, canyons and mountain passes. For use with  modern road maps and atlases. Compiled by Theron Fox. 24 pages, $5.95
Elegance on C Street $4.95
Elegance on C Street by Richard Datin. $4.95

The author recreates the history, the people, and the splendor of Virginia City. The five story hotel typified it all and it had as guests kings, financiers, President U. S. Grant, and queens of the footlights. 48 pp., illus., 6x9. $4.95