Laxalt family patriarch subject of museum lecture

CARSON CITY, Nevada – The Laxalt family name has been well known in Nevada for more than 70 years — much of that attributable to Paul Laxalt, the former Nevada governor and U.S. Senator and his late brother, Robert, the celebrated Nevada author. But their family’s foundation goes back a generation to their father, Dominique […]

Writers’ Wednesdays: The Squaw Valley Olympics

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Sports historians often call the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley “the last great games.” In an intimate, unspoiled setting, the best winter athletes from around the globe converged on the previously unheralded ski resort for 11 days. Television cameras (and Walter Cronkite) were there and Walt Disney choreographed the […]


The Nevada Historical Society’s Friendship Doll, Miss Wakayama received a white and yellow peace cap. The Nevada Historical Society has been the care takers of Nevada’s Friendship Doll, Miss Wakayama since 1929. One of the Nevada Historical Society’s most endearing artifacts has a new accessory and a new story to share with visitors after more […]