When you’re on a road trip you have a lot of time on your paws. Sitting in the backseat it occurred to me why not share all that I am learning along the way. Here is a chance to test your knowledge about the cities and towns in The Silver State.
1. Which town is called the last cowtown in America and the home of the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering?
2. Before taking the pen name “Mark Twain,” Samuel Clemens went to this town to search for gold and silver. He was unsuccessful.
3. Which city was home to the Northern Paiute and Shoshone peoples? The area was noted by fur trappers in the 1820s and 30s. It served as a waypoint for westward-bound travel on the Emigrant Trail along the Humboldt River by 1845.
4. You can visit here to go to the Royal Peacock Black Fire Opal Mine, where you can mine for your own precious stones.
5. Visitors can take their very own walking tour of the 1880s Wild West district and step right into this town’s booming heyday.
6. The Victory Highway runs through this town.
The Victory Highway was an auto trail across the United States between New York City and San Francisco, roughly equivalent to the present U.S. Route 40. It was created by the Victory Highway Association, which was organized in 1921 to locate and mark a transcontinental highway to be dedicated to American forces who died in World War I.
7. What town is part of Nevada’s Banana Belt? (A banana belt is any segment of a larger geographic region that enjoys warmer weather conditions than the region as a whole, especially in the wintertime.)
3. Battle Mountain
6. West Wendover
I will be pondering another quiz for you as we continue our journey to the Midwest.