Leach Started the 1908 Project Which involved Blair

For a few years in the central Nevada Desert community of Blair, bookkeeper Clarence Leach spent many of his days on a project writing, sending and receiving post cards from around the world.  This is his story.

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Historic Images of Nevada Destroyed in 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Found

    (Updated January 7, 2020)

A series of photographs of Nevada in 1905, from Goldfield, to Tonopah, to Carson City,  Virginia City, and Reno were sent to San Francisco in January of 1906 to be turned into post cards.

    Out of the several dozen images brought in from Nevada, several were selected and printed in March, 1906.

    Days after the post cards were printed and shipped to Nevada, the April, 1906 earthquake destroyed much of San Francisco.

   Among the destruction, the printing plant of Edward H. Mitchell.   Along with his offices  and files, all of the photographs and negatives of Nevada were lost.

    Now,  new information has been uncovered revealing which images of Nevada were printed the days before the earthquake.

    This article includes the information as to which images were saved and which were lost.   Continue reading “Historic Images of Nevada Destroyed in 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Found”