A brief history of the cemetery and the ongoing preservation efforts.
The story of Washoe County’s biggest city… once upon a time.
The mad 1950s plan to drain Tahoe and create Lake Washoe Valley.
Some info on the mysterious log cabin in Washoe City.
When the rich and famous came to Washoe Valley to play cowgirl and get a divorce.
Washoe Valley headlines from 1875
Killer avalanches from 1907
Future author Myra Sauer wrote and award winning essay in high school in 1930.
The famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad ran from 1865 to 1950.
Ralph Elsman was a wealthy businessman that came to Washoe Valley in the 1920s and established a large gentleman’s ranch for his family. See 1930s ranch life in Washoe Valley in their home movies.
In 2012 and accidental fire wiped out the canyon that was used by the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to ascend from Pleasant Valley to Washoe Valley.
A bridge was built over the Washoe Lake wetlands for hauling Virginia City Ore to the Quartz Mill at Ophir.
The rise and fall of a boomtown.
Patriotic Comstock residents establish their own fort during the Civil War.
Emotions run high in Washoe city during the 1880 Presidential Election.
Prospect holes dot the surrounding hills but were there actual mines?
Will James was a cowboy, outlaw and talented western author and artist who lived in Washoe Valley where he wrote his most famous western stories.