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  • Collection: Howard Hickson Histories

The University of Nevada's first home was actually in the new community of Elko, NV, between 1874 and 1885. Hickson recounts the formation of the new school, the trials and tribulations of its first decade, and the legislative debates which resulted…

Honorary Mayor Bing Crosby sweeping Elko street supervised by Mayor Dave Dotta, 1948
Singer and actor Bing Crosby owned a number of ranches in the North Fork area and frequented Elko with his family when vacationing on the ranches. In 1948, Bing became the honorary mayor of Elko, a position he held until his death in 1977, The…

Moon Rock: Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko - 1970
Howard Hickson's experiences in transporting a moon rock from NASA for display at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in 1970. The story relates the problems NASA encountered in implementing a touring exhibit of the lunar materials. Read Article [pdf…

"Wilkins, Nevada: A 20th Century Ghost Town"
Wilkins, Nevada, was located about 25 miles north of Wells on U.S. 93. Build next to the Wine Cup Ranch, Wilkins was centered on the Thousand Springs Trading Post, built in 1947 and purchased in 1953 by a group headed by movie star Jimmy Stewart.…

Halleys Comet.pdf
Story from Howard Hickson's Histories regarding the visit of Halley's Comet.

Elko The First 100 Years.pdf
Story from Howard Hickson's Histories regarding the first 100 years of the city of Elko, Nevada's history.

Elko County Place Names.pdf
Story from Howard Hickson's Histories regarding Elko County, Nevada place names and their origin. The complete article is at the bottom of this page.View Original Webpage [archive website]
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