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Friendly, clean and comfortable i.e. perfect after a drive across Nevada.
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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 ...
... designated the county seat in 1871
and courthouse plans were initiated. The county contracted to build the
courthouse at a cost of $26,400. In order to raise the needed money,
$25,000 worth of bonds were sold at a discounted rate of $20,000. By the
time it was completed a year later, costs had escalated to more than
$88,0000 because of alterations, cost overruns, mismanagement and
kickbacks. To finance payment ...
... here. I had not intended to come this far or this late. I was told there were nearer motels and a restaurant. Closed, no vacancy and gave me the creeps. I had a forgettable sandwich at the cafe but it keeps reminding me that I had it.
Tomorrow will take me through some very pretty ...
No gunfights in the night at the saloon to wake us, so we went across to the Silver Cafe for breakfast, before a little sightseeing tour around Pioche. We visited the Million Dollar Courthouse, so named because that is how much it ended up costing because all the corrupt politicians kept spending the money that was supposed to pay off the loan, not much has changed then!! Mr Kelly who showed us around was so enthusiastic ...
... trees, which are truely gigantic. After visiting the Sequoia visitors center, with it's facinating displays & interesting facts about this marvelous place, & taking photos of the Sentinal Tree which stands outside, we made our way along the Generals Highway to the main stand of Sequoias, which includes the General Sherman - the largest tree in the world.
The altitude here was well over 7'000 ft, & we could all ...