Devils and Ghosts

Nevada gets a bad rap. Mostly originating from non-Nevadans. The gaggles of gawking gapers who arrive in waves to lay siege on Lake Tahoe or the hordes of zombies, hung over and burned out from too many days on the strip, pitifully attempting to board a Southwest flight back to Hartford (if you’ve ever had … Continue reading Devils and Ghosts

The Crystal Quest

During World War II, large volumes of crystals were needed for use in two-way radios. The Crystal Mine, at Crystal Peak west of Reno in the Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest, gets its name from the quartz crystals that were extracted here. The military used dynamite to blast the hillside to reveal the seams of quartz crystals. … Continue reading The Crystal Quest