White Pine County, Nevada


Another great hotel, the Nevada in Ely, has a distinctive Hollywood flair. In the days of the Midland Trail and the early days of Route 6, movie stars would motor from Los Angeles to Sun Valley, Idaho through Ely. In remembrance of those days, the hotel has named its rooms after stars who stayed there. Our favorite is the Hoot Gibson Room. (May 2003 photo)
The Hotel Nevada was opened in 1928 and was the tallest building in the state until 1948.

Move over Hollywood Boulevard! Ely has it's own walk of fame, proudly displayed in front of the Nevada Hotel. (May 2003 photo)


1950s Postcard


Above is a May 2003 photo that traces the eastward path of Route 6 toward Sacramento Pass (7163 feet).
On the right is a May 2000 photo, taken just west of the Utah border looking west toward Sacramento Pass. (May 2000 photo)




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