Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Back on the Road

 I guess I haven't finished posting about our return trip from California.

The last evening we stayed at a resort on Lake Tahoe that was smack dab on the state line of California and Nevada. To be honest it was only one foot into California...so you could take three steps next door where there was legal gambling...which we didn't do. Not that I am against gambling...just don't like to lose hard earned money!

Leaving Lake Tahoe we drove a short distance to Carson City (on map) and headed on up to US 80 ready to take on the desert again. We were pleasantly surprised when we got to Elko, NV where we pulled off for gas and food.

The Welcome Center in Elko is a beautiful log cabin village.

Back at the turn of the 20th century a man named Valentine Walther built a large log home about 60 miles south of Elko on a ranch he named Sherman. It became the post office, stage stop, community center, and school. The home and all of the out buildings were donated to the Elko Chamber of Commerce and moved to Elko in 1995.


One of the hand full of other buildings on the property was a cute little one room school house.

So if you ever find yourself on US 80 going across Nevada, be sure and stop in Elko. The town park with shade trees and picnic tables are also on the property with the welcome center.


  1. Dearest Janey,
    That sounds like having been quite an educational trip in many ways. Unexpected sceneries, unique buildings that do lift up a tip of their veil in history. Glad you managed to do this together and now you gathered even more fond memories!

  2. That sounds like a very nice tour around the States there, very quiet and relaxing in wonderful nature!

  3. I've been to Elko many times but it was sometime around 1994 or 1995. I worked for First Interstate Bank on a project to bring automation to all its branches. My team traveled all over Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. When we worked northern Nevada, we stayed in Reno and traveled to all the towns in the north. It was a fun job!

  4. I like the shots. I have not been in Nevada.

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