Who is Howard Hickson?

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Who is Howard Hickson?


Biography of Howard Hickson


Howard Hickson / Susanna Dorr


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Howard is Director Emeritus of the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko. He retired in 1993 after heading the national award-winning museum for almost twenty-five years. Prior to moving to Elko in 1969, he was Curator of Exhibits at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. He came to Elko expecting to spend only one year here. Love of the area and its people kept him here.

He is an historian, writer, photographer, commercial designer and artist, and museologist. Nevada Magazine has featured his articles and photographs.
Howard is, indeed, a distinguished gentleman. In 1994, the University of Nevada Board of Regents designated him a Distinguished Nevadan.
He is married to Terry, a retired school teacher. She was a reporter for the Honolulu Star Bulletin for nine years.


He is the author of Mint Mark: CC - A History of the U.S. Mint in Carson City, now in its seventh printing. His newest book, Elko, One of the Last Frontiers of the Old West, came out in December, 2002, and is available from the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Call (775) 738-3418. Cost by mail totals $8.95. 60 pages, 30 plus photos.


“Who is Howard Hickson?,” Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed June 7, 2023, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/26.

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