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Flight over Nevada

Flight over Nevada

My flights between Oakland, California and Salt Lake City gave me a birds-eye view of mostly Nevada, much of which Skus and I have seen from highways.  On the flight to Salt Lake City, I was fortunate to have as seatmate a man who takes that round trip on business weekly who gave me some information on what I was seeing.

The Bricks of Aurora

The Bricks of Aurora

Leafing through The Complete Nevada Traveler, Skus happened on the ghost town of Aurora, 27 miles southwest of Hawthorne. We often drive through Hawthorne on our way north, but we aren’t likely to take a 60-miles round trip to a “town” with only “some shallow depressions, a few broken bricks here and there.” Aurora grew so fast after a gold discovery that in 1861 it was named the County seat not only of Mono County but of Esmeralda County, the…

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