Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
Elko
Nevada


Elko is the metropolis of eastern Nevada, service center for the entire northeast quadrant, and a major stop along Interstate 80. It's a pleasant town with a couple of nice parks, abundant motels, and a small casino district. The Commercial Casino features a world record polar bear, stuffed, in the lobby.



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Statues of representative people from the history of the California Trail flank the entrance

(August 5, 2011)


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Portrayal of an evening camped on the California Trail

(August 5, 2011)


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Covered wagons from the nineteenth century California Trail with Interstate 80 just beyond

(August 5, 2011)


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A giant polar bear looks out on Idaho Street at 4th Street in downtown Elko. The real stuffed bear, claimed to be a world record, is inside the casino.

(July 24, 2005)


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War memorials at the 1910 Elko County Courthouse. This has been a scene for anti-federal demonstrations in the "Shovel Rebellion".

(July 24, 2005)


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The historic Sherman Station buildings relocated from a remote location to a city park. It was a station in the sense of being an outpost, nothing to do with a railroad.

(July 24, 2005)


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Greenbelt Park, created from an abandoned railroad right of way, displays a diesel locomotive on the line of the original transcontinental railroad.

(July 24, 2005)


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