The Devils Hole Pupfish is a small blue thing. Measuring only about an inch long and often lacking pelvic fins like other pupfish, it has been described as “tiny and wimpy.”
You also can’t find Pepsi or Mountain Dew or any other brand of soft drink. Despite its frothy name, Sodaville owes its existence to the presence of two mineralized hot springs that flow in the area (hence the name) and a railroad’s need for a station in the area.
There’s a sign at the entrance to the old mining town of Ione that proclaims it as “The Town That Refused to Die.” And it just might be true.
"Over time, as the automobile grew more popular, communities began to compete to attract travelers to travel on their highway."
One thing that can be said about the Biggest Little City in the World is that it’s long fascinated novelists.
It’s been said that Poeville, one of the few mining camps to ever crop up in Washoe County, was named after a man who was a cousin of writer Edgar Allan Poe.
The mining town of Silver Peak, located about three hours south of Fallon, has experienced the highs, lows and now highs again of the mining industry.
Every view at Lake Tahoe’s Eagle Falls is breathtaking.
Perhaps the best and most accessible place to find nice views of the Truckee Meadows is Reno’s Huffaker Hills Regional Park, located in the southern part of the city.