The Byways and Recesses of this Sublime Wilderness: John Muir in Nevada

It has been said by those who know it intimately that the Great Basin hides itself from view. Seen from the interstates and highways that lope restlessly across its surface, it appears as little more than a haphazard jumble of rocks, barren and uninteresting to passersby. Even John Muir felt overwhelmed by the emptiness he …

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A Model History Collaboration

I just returned from the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History full of new and good ideas for making our local history more accessible to the public, inspired and impressed by the professionals I met and reconnected with. One of the most inspirational presentations with the most impressive presenters was a roundtable session …

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What’s My Book Worth?

A lot of folks still like books.  You know, the kind with covers and pagination inside, some with great illustrations accompanying the text, and pages you can physically turn.  These folks have their own personal libraries for subjects they are interested in and have collected over the years.  Others have books which come to them …

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