Mysteries and Legends of Nevada: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

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Seventeen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Silver State

• At the depths of Lake Tahoe lived the Ong, a birdlike monster of native legend. And then there is the Ong’s modern-day counterpart, Tahoe Tessie. That’s not to mention all the legions of well-preserved human bodies supposedly in the deep. What really lies at the bottom of North America’s third deepest lake?

• John Reid spent years seeking evidence for boyhood legends about a bygone tribe of giant man-eating, red-haired Indians in northern Nevada—but were the ...

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Overview

Seventeen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Silver State

• At the depths of Lake Tahoe lived the Ong, a birdlike monster of native legend. And then there is the Ong’s modern-day counterpart, Tahoe Tessie. That’s not to mention all the legions of well-preserved human bodies supposedly in the deep. What really lies at the bottom of North America’s third deepest lake?

• John Reid spent years seeking evidence for boyhood legends about a bygone tribe of giant man-eating, red-haired Indians in northern Nevada—but were the legends true?

• “Was the Garden of Eden Located in Nevada?” So read a 1924 newspaper headline announcing to the world the incredible findings of Captain Alan Le Baron, who saw something positively biblical in the “petrified remains” of once-lush forests in a remote river valley.

From the mystery of a U.S. Senator’s death (was he kept on ice until after the election?) to a haunting of the governor’s mansion, Mysteries and Legends of Nevada makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state’s most fascinating and compelling stories.   

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762754120
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 533,987
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Moreno served as publisher of Nevada Magazine and has authored nine Nevada-related books, including Nevada Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press). In 2007 he was honored with the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award.

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Table of Contents

Map of Nevada iv

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vi

Chapter 1 A Chilling Death 1

Chapter 2 At the Bottom of Lake Tahoe 13

Chapter 3 Lovelock's Redheaded Giants 24

Chapter 4 Pyramid Lake's Water Babies and Other Spirits 35

Chapter 5 The Garden of Eden in Nevada 43

Chapter 6 Haunted Carson City 52

Chapter 7 The Great Carson City Stagecoach Robbery 61

Chapter 8 The First Train Robbery in the Far West 71

Chapter 9 The Mystery of the Lost City 85

Chapter 10 The First National Bank of Winnemucca Robbery 97

Chapter 11 The Unknown Fate of Roy Frisch 109

Chapter 12 Area 51: The Truth Is Out There 119

Chapter 13 Why Did Gangster Bugsy Siegel Die? 128

Chapter 14 Walker Lake's Sea Serpents 139

Chapter 15 The Conqueror#x0027;s Curse 149

Chapter 16 The Strange Death of Adventurer Steve Fossett 159

Chapter 17 Who Shot Reno Casino Owner Lincoln Fitzgerald? 169

Bibliography 179

Index 191

About the Author 200

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