Wow, was that a weekend or what? McGill went all out with their parade, dance, big splash and the donkey. The softball game was quite an event. The firemen did beat the sheriff’s office, better luck next time sheriffs. The fireworks were quite an event and a sight to be seen from everywhere. Congratulations McGill on all your efforts, well done as usual.

Nevada facts and trivia

In Death Valley, the kangaroo rat can live its entire life without drinking a drop of liquid.

Upcoming events

Coming up soon are the  haunted ghost trains. Every Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. If you know anyone who wants to volunteer as a character for one of these days, please let Dany at the railroad know.

The northern Nevada food distribution will be held on Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Baptist Church.

The USDA food distribution will be on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Baptist Church.

Answer to last week’s question:

Only one of Columbus’s ships return to the New World, the Nina. The Santa Maria, Columbus’s flagship, ran aground off Hispaniola and was abandoned on the first expedition. The Pinta sailed home from the New World and disappeared from history.

New question:

What famous document begins: “When in the course of human events..”.?

Fascinating facts

A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.

Menu

Monday — Minestrone soup, chicken salad sandwich and fruit.

Tuesday — Herb baked chicken, baked potato, or veggie medley, wheat bread and fresh apple.

Wednesday — Barbecue beef sandwich, corn on the cob, spinach and coleslaw.

Thursday — Beef vegetable soup, egg salad sandwich and fruit.

Friday — Baked fish, rice pilaf, fruit and dessert.

The rules for being human:

There is no better then here: When your there has become your here, you will simply find another there that will again look better than here.

I came across this article, written by Donna Frederick in 2001. I found it very interesting and thought you would enjoy it as well. It may take a couple of weeks to get the whole article read but I will do it.

How White Pine got its name

By Donna Frederick

A group of Reese river miners found evidence of silver on the western slope of White Pine Mountain as early as autumn of 1865 and organize the White Pine Mining District. Ironically, White Pine was named for the heavy stands of trees in the distance, thought to be white pines. There are no white pines in White Pine County. Engelmann Spruce, common in the county, has sometimes been called “white pine,” though it is not a true Pine. According to the United States forest service, the trees covered the white pine range and other ranges of the county and thought to be White Pines, were probably lumber, or white Fir.  Nevertheless, the white pine, technically wrong or right, became a rallying call for adventures from all over going to White Pine. There were fortunes to be made!

It was not until 1868, on Treasure Hill, over 9000 feet above the sea, that a rich discovery of silver ore lead to the rush to White Pine. News of the discovery spread rapidly and that cry going to “white pine” was heard throughout the state. So great was the excitement during the year 1868, that every man who could get there visited the White Pine District to examine the vast wealth of the district.

More to come next week.

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