Overland Hotel & Saloon
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... it's fun, but impedes progress).
Went though Pioche which in the 1860's was the badges town in the west, badder than Tombstone, badder than Dodge City and all the rest. It was so bad 72 people died before there was a natural death. Was a big mining town, but lawless, extracting huge amounts of gold and silver. The cemetery is interesting ...
Never curse Mother Nature. She will chew you up in a jackrabbit's heartbeat. I learned that in Alaska on my last tour in 2008. I was climbing an awful mountain hill and just barely making it. It took all I had to work my way up in ladder stages of climb, rest, climb and it was one of the hardest ascents I had ever made. In fierce defiance at :"the top", I actually raised my fist to the sky and yelled " IS ...
... was called "Pioche's City" and later became
known as Pioche.
The town rapidly became the largest mining town in
southeastern Nevada in the early 1870's. Population estimates showed
10,000 people by 1871. The town quickly gained fame for its "toughest
town" reputation. Due mostly to confusion over the exact location of
mining claims, mine owners finally resorted to hiring guards. Hired
gunmen were imported ...
... the military land that supposedly houses Area 51 and apparently is UFO-sighting central. From a driving point of view, it runs through sage bush scrub (grey over brown earth) with free-ranging cattle that appear occasionally in the distance and sometimes, disconcertingly, on the road. There are also supposed to be deer but we didn't spot any.
We stopped for a coffee break at the Little A-Le-Inn. If you have any left-wing ...
... missed home so much that she wanted to go her own way home with the fastest routes, so she moved on when we stopped to take photos. Debbie and I rode on to Austin, NV, and gassed up there and in Eureka, NV. We ate breakfast at a cafe that was built in 1836 complete with player piano and old, museum-like ...