Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on January 19, 1992 · Page 39
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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 39

Reno, Nevada
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Sunday, January 19, 1992
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Rhyolite scares off the ghosts This weekend, The Friends of Rhyolite are hosting the first Living History Festival in the historic Nye County ghost town. The festivities were to kick off Saturday morning with a parade down Golden Street to the bottle house for a dedication ceremony; guided tours and history vignettes followed. Today will be given over to a reunion of the descendants of Rhyolite's pioneers. Historian Bob McCracken of Tonopah will be conducting interviews in preparation for a history of the camp. Parking and shuttle service will be available at the entrance off Highway 374 out of Beatty. Concessions are limited, so bring a picnic lunch and a blanket. Motel, restaurant and recreational vehicle facilities are available in Beatty, at Furnace Creek and Scotty's Castle in Death Valley and in Las Vegas. For more information, call The Friends of Rhyolite, (619) 786-2416. Organized in January 1991 to save Rhyolite's famous bottle house from further deterioration due to nearby mining operations, The Friends of Rhyolite have been pursuing various avenues of funding and are seeking public support. The Rhyolite boom, 1 904-1 1 , followed in the wake of similar rushes which created the communities of Tonopah in 1 900 and Goldfield in 1 902. In terms of precious metal production, the camp trailed Tonopah, Goldfield and Round Mountain, yet none were quite as lively. Rhyolite's story begins with a strike by Frank "Shorty" Harris and Ed Cross on Aug. 9, 1 904. Within a month, the Bullfrog Mining District had been created. The rush was on by that time, and some 2,000 men were prospecting and working on locations in the By Jeane Dixon ARIES (March 21-ApriI 19): Show more initiative in romance. Child-centered activities enjoy favorable influences today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you find yourself in a financial bind, discuss the situation with your mate or a family member. GEMINI (May21-June20): Devote yourself to spiritual pursuits this morning and make the rest of the day relaxing. You cannot make other people's decisions for them. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Silence is golden now. Be careful not to tell friends too much about WEDDING SHOP Eve's Leaves Boutique OPEN SUNDAYS 12.4 Final Jan. Sale Days LAKESIDE PLAZA 75 W. PLUMB 322-9670 ; 1 " ' " ' TRAVEL AGENT! Next Classes start Jan. 27th REGISTER TODAY! 329-0689 UNLIMITED HORIZONS SCHOOL OF TRAVEL Morning and evening classes. Classes limited in size. 235 W. Pueblo St., Reno, Nevada Licensed by Nevada Slate Commission on Post-Secondarv Education What good is a great passing arm if he can't pass 6th grade? Sylvan Learning Center gives your child positive, individualized help in reading, writing, math, alge bra, SATACT college prep, study skills, homework support and fime management. To give your child the edge, call Sylvan" today. Sylvan Learning Center district by January 1905. The camps of Amargosa and Bullfrog had been platted as tent towns a few weeks after the initial but entered upon a decline when Rhyolite r PHILLIP I. EARL came to the fore in February. Rhyolite had a population of 400 within a month and lots were going for $ 1 ,000 and up. The Montgomery-Shoshone Mining Company, destined to become the district's largest operation, was incorporated in April 1905, and an auto road to Goldfield was completed by the end of the month. Businessmen were seeking a post office by that time and petitioning the Nye County Board of Commissioners for the appointment of a justice of the peace and a constable. As Rhyolite grew, the town's boosters achieved Town Board status for their community, organized a fire department, established a school and made arrangements for rights-of-way for the three railroads which later served the district. They also launched a campaign to create Bullfrog County out of the southern section of Nye County and have Rhyolite designated as the county seat. This plan was before the Nevada Legislature in 1 907 and 1 909, but created so much political opposition that it never came to fruition. Rhyolite was all but abandoned by 1 9 1 3. Population estimates vary, but that of Rhyolite may have reached 8,000 by the time of the national bank panic in October 1 907. If so, your financial affairs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The fact that this is not a business day will not deter you if important matters must be discussed or settled. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.22): Opportunities for financial gain are plentiful now. You should not allow a single one to slip through your fingers. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take advantage of an opportunity to sleep late. A conference on family finances may be held later today. A phone call could prove startling. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The demands of your friends and loved ones could put quite a dent in your pocketbook. Arts and v: s Miiiiiianiiiiaiimiii 11 l... Rhyolite would have been the fourth-largest community in the state. The census taker found only 675 residents in the early summer of 1 9 1 0, a decline of over 90 percent. The Montgomery-Shoshone ceased operations in March 1911. A historic building inventory conducted in 1980 listed 23 structures in Rhyolite sufficiently intact to be considered "significant properties" within a proposed historic district. Among these is the Las Vegas & Tonopah Railroad Depot, opened for business in June 1 908. The structure was abandoned after the trains quit running in 1915, and Wes Moreland, an Amargosa Valley saloonkeeper, took it over for taxes in 1 936, opening his famed "Ghost Casino" Oct. 1 , 1937. The venture did not fly, however, and his sister, Mrs. H.H. Heisler, ran it as a museumcurio shop for 40 years. Other than the depot, Rhyolite's bottle house is perhaps the camp's best-known feature. Utilizing 50,000 bottles in the construction, the building was erected in 1 906 by Tom Kelly. Used as a residence for a number of years, and was rescued from abandonment by officials of Paramount Studios who restored and reroofed it for use as a movie set in the summer of 1 927. The Beatty Improvement Association acquired the bottle house in later years, and it was operated as a museum by Louis J. Murphy and Betty S. Moffat until 1 956. Tommy Thompson and his wife have run the facility as a museum and gift shop recently. Those seeking to preserve the old structure recently discovered that it is actually located on federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management. This status will help, but money is needed. handicrafts hold special appeal. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A fine time to entertain and enjoy the good things in life. If possible, host a party. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be in a strange situation with your relatives now. An opportunity will arise to set things right. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You could be feeling a little anxious today. Something you want may not be available now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Push yourself to get out and mingle today. Socializing with new people will restore your confidence. An extra good deal awaits you in the Peppermill's Island Buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner daily. breakfast omelettes made to order elaborate, fresh salad bar extensive hot entree selections delicious desserts chilled shrimp or crab nightly f wtwt j m jji 0 Lail locally iuc-olo-cil i ur iuu-uee ouu-owoasi IfufPWl QjSISIHO Acres of Free Parking Free 24-hour Valet Parking Call By Nancy 99 Evelyn Waugh 135 Cupid's Greek 26 Corn unit 67 Amneris's 97 Dairy Scandrett Rom novel counterpart 28 Clanging rival sound ACROSS 103 Terminator 136Zwei 29 Hebrew 69 Tom Watson's 1 Luxurious 104 Second follower letter org. 101 Unhearing 5 Lock largest 34 Sawbones 72 Mack's 102 North accessory Asian body DOWN 36 Los partner Germanic 9 Cleansing of water 1 Narrow walk 37 Chest wood 73 Bee's quest language: routines 105 Poet's 2 Mountain 39 "Perfect" 74 Sunbather's Var. 14 Scepters' frequently nymph number objective 104 Pacific nations companions 106 Cellist 3 Tuscan 41 Chem. 75 Sold, 107 Tolkien villain 18 Diva's song Ma and province classroom in Paris 109 Sovereign 19 Month of the namesakes 4 Kid sister's 42 Emerald 76 Yellow fever 110 Poetry muse Jewish year 108 Author John garb isle mosquito 112 Appointor 20 Leafstalk- Le 5 Ryuku pit viper 43 Florentine 77 Commence 113 Insinuating enclosing 111 Long 6 Modify to suit family 78 Tedious 114 Frequent sheath times 7 Barrel-shaped 45 " of the 81 Brace title 21 Lama 114 Govt, power tunicate Mind"' 82 Kind of starter 23 Adolescent org. 8 Arrogate 46 Caboose combat 115 Pop vocalist 24 Cotton 116 Stair part 9 Neighbor of position 83 Mont Blanc, Jerry bundle 120 Long necktie Para. 47 Tissue: for one 117 Polish 25 Noted 123 Track 10 King toppers Comb, form 84 rich. partner American official 11 Waiter's 48 Elect, meas. Rich is better" 118 Fencing jurist 127 Spirit burden 49 Mystery writer 85 Useful chap weapon 27 Marionette's 128 Pierre's friend 12 Frau's Marsh 86 Bone: Comb. 119 Sq., cousin 129 Kind of husband 50 Lb. or oz. form for one 30 Damascus' statesman 13 Soundness of 51 Einstein's 88 Sounds of 121 Claire and country 130 Sister's mind Princeton laughter Balin 31 Civil War daughter 14 Singular hdqrs. 90 Word on a 122 Lucie's monogram 131 Bristle 15 Stadium shout 55 Bridge wine bottle dad 32 "There Is 132 Rorem and 16 Secret society 59 Assist 91 Moray or 124 Ruby or Nothing Like others 17 Without 60 Disputes conger Frances a" 133 Observes 22 Gilbert & 61 Famed violin 95 World chess 125 Tax org. 33 Domesticated 134 Editor's Sullivan 65 Ursula champion: 126 Home 35 Belmont or notations princess Andress role 1960-61 for short Churchill Downs 38 Partake of brunch 40 Copernicus predecessor 44 Franz of operetta 47 Parcel marking 52 Alan 53 " ' milking, sir,' she said" 54 Bridge declarations 56 Obsession 57 Give rise to 58 Ivan and Boris 62 Wee dram 63 Law partner 64 Inanimate objects 66 Speck 68 Mortarboards 70 Spanish gold 71 Graphologist's concern 75 Organic vessel 78 Proofreader's mark 79 Actress Thompson 80 White as 83 Loathe 87 Essen exclamation 89 Minuet or mambo 92 Turn, in Toledo 93 Rental commitment 94 Office copy 96 Memorandum 98 Five: Comb. form 11992 Breakfast starts at $50 Compare our paytables, then play Reno's most liberal slots at the Peppermill. 4,700-coin payout for a royal flush on 250 and $1 machines. Compare with 4,000-coin payouts at other casinos. 6-9 paytables on 50, 250, $1 and $5 Video Poker. Compare with 5-6 and 5-8 paytables at other casinos. 98.5 percent payback on 50, 250 and $1 Deuces Wild Poker. A payback that's three percent higher than most casinos. Red, White and Blue reel slots with 61 percent hit frequency. Also check out Touch Down, Home Run, Double Jackpot and Lucky Bar, reel slots with more than 45 percent hit frequency! FRIENDLINESS, QUALITY and SERVICE! 2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502 locally 702-826-2121 or toll-free Reno Gazette-Journal Edited by James C. 1 2 3 4 PT5 i 7 la PTi lie In I12 Ii3 114 lis lis lu T ' 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 28 27 to 29 ""130 31 32 33 34 J 35 36 37 31 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 40 47 49 50 51 I 52 53 154 55 M 57 it 59 T 61 J 162 63 64 65 66 67 J 168 69 70 j Y 72 73 74 jlT" 7b" 77 I fit 79 180 81 82 83 84 85 86 I? 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