On This Date, Death Rode With The Posse To Fish Creek

Eureka, Nevada was once known as the "Pittsburgh of the West".  Today it describes itself as the "Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road in America".   Eureka never had any steel mills, but it was often shrouded in smoke .  The smoke came not from...

California's Weed Is Nevada's Flower

Anyone who has visited the "vast expanse of nothingness" north of Clark County, Nevada has likely crossed what cowboy singer Richard Elloyan calls the "Artemisian seas".  The reference isn't to bodies of water, but vast expanses of Big Sagebrush,...

Pioche Justice And Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Last week, I mentioned my recent visit to Pioche, Nevada.  Founded in the late 1800s, the town's early years were marked by an extraordinary level of violence.  Although unincorporated, the town remains the county seat of Lincoln County.  As the...

The Great Reese River Navigation Company Investment Scam

Recently, I have written a few words about Austin, Nevada.  The town is situated in Pony Canyon, over a mile high in the Toiyabe mountain range.  Today, it bestrides U.S. Route 50, known as the "Loneliest Road in America".  The town was founded on...

The Cost Of Justice In Nevada

In February, I penned this post about some of Nevada's historic rural courthouses.  Recently, I visited Goldfield, Nevada.  Although Goldfield is the county seat of Esmeralda County, it has no gas station and no supermarket.  Esmeralda County has a...

NV Supreme Court Shuts Out Exclusive Application Of Forum Selection Clause

Mr. Desage, a Nevada resident, and Cadeau Express, Inc., a Nevada corporation, defaulted on several promissory notes payable to AW Financial Group, LLC, a Nevada limited-liability company.  Because everyone involved had a Nevada connection, it may...

No Blue Sky For Almost A Half Century

"Nothing but blue skies do I see"

Kansas claims the pride of place in with its enactment in 1911 of the country's first general securities law.  Kan. L. 1911, ch. 133.  Kansas Bank Commissioner J.N. Dolley, the author of that law, is also given...

The Cost Of Justice - Historic Nevada Courthouses

Today's post honors some of Nevada's historic courthouses.

Is This Blog Printed?

The word "print" is derived from the Latin word premere, meaning to press or to bear down upon.  Ancient Romans used several mechanisms to write, including pressing letters with a stylus (stilus) into a wax tablet (tabula).  A blank tablet was...

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