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Old Magazine Articles

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Home Page | Comments Off on Old Magazine Articles

Here are some old magazine articles from Desert Magazine from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. July 1951 – On Black Rock Desert Trails August 1954 – Josie Pearl, Prospector on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert April 1955 – Lost Hardin Silver. Mystery or Hoax? October  1956 – Navy Landgrab in Nevada’s Black Rock Country November 1960 – The 40 Wilderness Miles North of Gerlach, Nevada June 1968 – A Trip to Leadville June 1979 – Northwestern Nevada’s Historic Little High Rock...

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New Black Rock Desert Photo History Book

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Home Page | Comments Off on New Black Rock Desert Photo History Book

There is a new photo-history book about the Gerlach and Black Rock Desert area from Arcadia Publishing.   The book, titled “Black Rock Desert,” is part of Arcadia’s Images of America series.   The book covers the period of time from prehistory until 1990.  The thesis of the book is that interesting people have been doing interesting things in the area of many years. The events that are covered include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring Gary Cooper, in 1926; and a wild horse roundup as documented by Gus Bundy. Also included are recent works of art such as Doobie Lane and Croquet X Machina, which was a croquet game played with trucks were used as mallets on nearly 6-foot croquet balls. Historical images feature the towns of Sulphur and Gerlach, nearby ranches, and the Empire...

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Empire Store

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in businesses | Comments Off on Empire Store

The Empire store first opened its doors in 1957 to help serve the families employed by US Gypsum. Owners George and Nevada Lambert ran the store for more than 30 years. The current owners, Tammy and Dana Sparkes purchased the store in 2010 and remodeled the interior. Shortly after they purchased the store, US Gypsum closed the plant and the adjacent town of Empire vacated, save a few hearty souls who still call Empire home. The Empire store is open 7 days a week, with hours that vary depending on the season. The store stocks a variety of groceries and other items, and features Gerlach/Empires best deli. Located in the town of Empire, about 5 miles south of Gerlach, the Empire Store is the only market in any direction for at least 80 miles. Stop in and stock up!...

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Guru Road

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in slider | Comments Off on Guru Road

Guru Road is a unique, desert-style art installation created in the 80’s and 90’s by DeWayne “Doobie” Williams during the last 15 years of his life. Using local stone and other found objects, Doobie crafted tributes to family, friends and local residents.

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Church Services

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in schools-community-services | Comments Off on Church Services

Church services  are held once a month on the third Thursday 5:00 pm. All are welcome. Location: Empire Catholic Church Contact Jeri Christopher for more...

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