Train Wreck Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows a train wreck in the 1800s in the snow of Nevada. Here we see men digging the train out of the snow, while stopping to pose for the picture. The card says “V. & T.R.R. Wrecked 1889 Ploughing Snow, Gold Hill, Nevada.” This is a wreck of one of the Virginia […]

The MacKay House Virginia City Postcard

Shown here is The MacKay House or MacKay Mansion in Virginia City, Nevada. The date of the postcard is unknown but seems newer than most on this site, so we have not reprinted it. The MacKay House in Virginia City was built and occupied by George Hearst in 1859 and originally used as the office […]

Virginia City Parade Vintage Postcard

This great black and white vintage postcard shows a parade down the main street of Virginia City, Nevada circa 1902 – 1907. It is a wonderful glimpse into life in those days in a Western town like Virginia City. At the heart of the gold and silver mining strikes around Virginia City, the town shows […]

Carson City Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard captures the look of the countryside outside of Carson City, Nevada in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It shows a desert road or dirt road with white fence on one side and what looks like a ranch on the other side. This desert road runs off till you see the Carson […]

Shaw’s Hot Springs Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the entrance to Shaw’s Hot Springs on the north edge of Carson City, Nevada in 1900. This old postcard gives a great view of life near a Western town like Carson City in the early 1900s. We see a horse drawn wagon with covered fringe – probably an early version of […]

Old Tahoe Train Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows an old Lake Tahoe train locomotive called, the No. 1 Glenbrook, at the Train Museum in Reno, Nevada. No. 1 Glenbrook was the name of the train that ran the “narrow gauge line” between Truckee, California and Lake Tahoe, delivering visitors to the lake. People could come up from the San […]

History of Nevada

The state of Nevada has the nickname, “Silver State,” due to the vast silver deposits within the state. Today, 80% of all silver mining happens in Nevada. In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the Union of the United States of America. The state flag bears the term “Battle Born,” reflecting the state’s […]