Photos from my recent trip through Northern Nevada...

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Photos from my recent trip through Northern Nevada...

Postby roadsidepictures » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:41 pm

Scott Shady Court, Winnemucca, Nevada

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Shell Crest Motel, Wells, Nevada

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Wagon Wheel Motel, Wells, Nevada

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Holiday Motel, Elko, Nevada

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Owl Club, Battle Mountain, Nevada

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Centre Motel, Elko, Nevada

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Manor Motor Lodge, Elko, Nevada

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Merry Wink Motel, Reno, Nevada

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Miner's Club, Mountain City, Nevada

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Postby Gnomus » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:13 pm

As always, great to see what you're up to.

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Ah...the OWL

Postby Slim and Gabby » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:54 pm

I have a thing about Battle Mountain.
I love the OWL, and still have a hair comb I bought in the formerly adjacent Rexall drugstore (hence the Owl) circa 1973. My brother and I were obsessed with the place, mainly due to a dubious local landmark.

You know how the high school team often blazes a white letter for their team on a hillside above town? No team there, just the brown hill sporting a jaunty label "BM". We still laugh about that!

Somewhere I have a photo of a very seedy diner in BM with a nice neon sign advertising "ho-made pies". And perhaps they were.
Gotta love that town. Thanks for sharing!

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Postby roadsidepictures » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:26 pm

Cool! How long did you live there? Since you share my love for the Owl Club, here are a few relics from my collection...


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circa 1975

I shot this picture in 1995...

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The Owl Club closed for a while, but reopened. Their signage is a real treasure!

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Owlicious!

Postby Slim and Gabby » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:05 pm

Well- I never lived in good ol BM, just enjoyed many a laugh at it's expense on family trips!

But yeah, the Owl is lookin' good.

Did you ever visit Thunder Mountain near there? (Imlay, I think....) Sort of a watts towers type homemade monument. Pretty strange, but worth and hour or two.....

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You can check out their website here:
http://www.thundermountainmonument.com/index.htm

Glad to see they seem to be holding things together out there. Kinda creepy in a neat way.

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Postby Joe » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:05 pm

great stuff. that scott shady court looks awesome! I want to stay there!

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Postby roadsidepictures » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:50 pm

Thanks! The Scott is one of the few motels in Nevada that is not owned by someone from India. It's still in the family that built the place in 1928.

Here are a few more photos from the trip...

Elko, Nevada

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The Nugget, Reno, Nevada

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Big Pillow Motel, Wells, Nevada

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El Rancho Hotel, Wells, Nevada

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Mapes Hotel & Casino "M" (Reno, demolished a few years ago), now in the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada

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Postby roadsidepictures » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:08 pm

Reno, Nevada

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Kings Beach, California

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Elko, Nevada

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Wells, Nevada

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Postby roadsidepictures » Fri May 14, 2010 8:08 pm

Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe

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Auburn, California

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Elko, Nevada

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Crystal Bay, Nevada

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Mountain City, Nevada
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Postby heximer » Fri May 21, 2010 11:15 am

wow, i want to eat at the owl club!!!


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