Charlotte Perkins Gilman! Finding her in Las Vegas was a fortunte accident. Finding Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her The Yellow Wallpaper…. well, you need to read it for yourself. The article below covers my search for the details of C.P.G’s visit to the small desert community of Las Vegas.
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Yep, that was Will Rogers who call Nevada “freedom’s last stand in America.”
Not sure Will was talking about gambling, or marijuana, but he did know there was something special about Nevada.
Despite the fact the airplane he was flying in flipped on its back when landing in Las Vegas, he liked the “dandy little city.”
And he did one of his last films at Lake Tahoe and Reno and he almost bought a Nevada ranch. Will Rogers was unique and helped people though the Great Depression. In this article we explore his connection to Nevada.
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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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(Updated October 26, 2020)
A series of 1905 photographs of Nevada, (Goldfield, Tonopah, 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, several were selected and turn into psot cards 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. Also destroyed his offices and files, and all of the photographs and negatives of Nevada were destroyed.
Now, new information has been uncovered revealing which images of Nevada were printed the days before the earthquake.
This article includes details as to which images were saved and which were lost. Continue reading “Historic Images of Nevada Destroyed in 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Found, E. H. Mitchell Post Card”