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Ely NV Arts. COM
by Patricia Fua
The Ely Renaissance Society was founded in 1999 by a group of individuals with the vision of an attractive downtown area which would be representative of the art and culture belonging to the diverse group of people who had built and strengthened the small community through the years.
As occurs in many mining towns, cycles of “boom or bust” had left the community of Ely Nevada dreaming for a more stable economy, something more than mining alone.
In its heyday Ely had been a bustling town with numerous small family owned businesses catering to the needs of the settling families to ranch, to work the mine and build the railroad. People came from everywhere, and the small town of Ely was a true example of a diverse population.
The stories, characters, and the influences of the many ethnic groups would not be lost. And so, a movement sprang forth to not only preserve and celebrate the richness of the community, but also to offer the story up to visitors.
The next venture of the Ely Renaissance Society was to purchase a piece of property with several houses that have been restored to showcase the ethnic cultures of the diverse people who settled here. These small houses have been made into unique museums depicting the turn of the century of Ely. A miner’s cabin, barn and general store complete the Village.
Re-enactments and living history presentations are held at the “Ely Renaissance Village” as well as many other yearly activities from Farmer’s Market to the Art/Wine Walk which celebrates local Nevada artists and their work.
The Village is open from the third weekend in May to the third weekend in September on Friday and Saturdays 10 am to 4pm
Where the World Met and Become One, is just one of the historical books that can be purchased at the Ely Renaissance Village General Store. The book tells the stories of 24 local ladies who lived and worked here in the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s. These women led the transformation of Ely from a mining camp to the culturally diverse community it is today.
Stories include Eastern Nevada pioneers from seven Asian and European cultures represented in the Ely Renaissance Village. Written by Patricia White, Ph.D. and complied by Lorraine Clark, the book is a collection of family biographies and photos that tell the story of the early days in Ely.
Ely Renaissance Society, PO Box 150028, Ely NV 89315 Books are $35 each or $40 if mailed.
For more information of the Ely Renaissance Society visit their web site at www.elynvarts.com
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Photo by Patricia Fua
Highway 50 Across Nevada
by Lorraine Clark
The past several months we have traveled across Highway 50 several times making a move from Ely to Dayton, just out of Carson City. We have gotten to know the route and the towns along the way quite well and have found the people living in rural Nevada to be very friendly.
One interesting place to stop is the Toiyabe Inn in Austin. The hamburgers there are the best we have had along the way, but the people really make the stop special. After a couple trips, the staff recognized us and were always happy to welcome us back for lunch. During one stop a group came in. Some of the group were from Ely and some from Fallon. They met in Austin, about half way between, to celebrate a little guy’s 4th birthday. They all had burgers and the grandmother brought cupcakes. The waitress remembered them from the year before and scolded them for not letting her know they were coming that day. She would have had balloons and hats for everyone. Next year has been marked on the calendar.
This small diner offers great service including giving the firefighters who were camped nearby menus and asking them to call in their large order so it could all be picked up with no wait time. The two weeks the firefighters spent during the range fire were a boost to the business and the special care meant good food for these hard workers.
We stopped a few times on Sunday and one time we noticed two ladies coming in to talk to the waitress. She explained that since she worked Sunday, she could not go to church and so the ladies brought communion to her. Talk about special delivery.
Traveling the highways of Nevada and taking time to stop along the way to enjoy each of the small towns is what makes the trip worthwhile. People are very welcoming and love to make new friends. For more information check out http://austinnevada.com/
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1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
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Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
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