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A museum for everything

Posted Monday, February 16, 2009, at 10:28 PM

In Nevada, there's a fantastic musuem, much larger than most people realized, filled with all sorts of exhibits about many aspects of Vernon County throughout the years. It's an eclectic place where one can learn about how people lived through the years. It's fun to walk through the exhibits and see places you know about and how they've changed. There's also the Novak Baseball Museum on Cherry Street -- something every fan should see.

If the city of Nevada has two such treasures, what might one find in the whole state of Nevada? Well, there's the Atomic Testing Museum, for one. The Buckaroo Hall of Fame -- it's all about cowboys -- is a a place called Winnemucca, Nev,

Throughout the country, you can find museums dedicated to juat about anything. In Tennessee, there's a Bird Dog Museum.

In Colorado, there's the American Numismatic Association Money Museum. Wikipedia says the Hammer Museum in Alaska features hundreds of hammers and other tools. There are literally hundreds of museums in Nevada -- and yes, there's a gambling museum, cleverly called the "Nevada Gambling Museum." Interestingly, this museum is neither in Nevada's capitol city of Carson City, nor in its most famous city, Las Vegas. It's in Virginia City. Las Vegas is, however, home to the Pinball Hall of Fame and the Neon Museum. Hmm.


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OOPS....I forgot TEXAS. The Brookshire Brothers Mus. at Tyler is really neat--it includes both a 1920s style grocery store replica and a wildlife museum with a big collection of taxidermy.

-- Posted by perenoel1127 on Wed, Sep 23, 2009, at 6:33 AM

Just now came across the museum article! We are big fans of museums (as well as zoos, national parks, historic sites, botanical gardens and the like). In the states I have been in, here are the best museums, in my opinion

ARKANSAS-The history museum in downtown Fort Smith. Thousands of items on exhibit from dolls and Indian artifacts to musical instruments and toys.

ARIZONA-The Route 66 Museum in Kingman. Tells not only regional history but had good display of First Ladies of the US clothes when we were there.

CALIFORNIA-The Mojave Museum at Barstow. Blends nature and history together for a good exhibit on San Bernadino County.

COLORADO-The Ice Skating Hall of Fame at Colorado Springs. You don't even have to be a big fan to enjoy it.

ILLINOIS-Pres. Grant's home at Galena. A lot of folks do not even know he lived in Illinois at one time.

INDIANA-Santa Claus. Not a museum but an amusement park where it is Christmas all year round (and recently included other holidays)

IOWA-The George Maier Museum at Elkader. One man's collection explains the growth of America.

KANSAS-The High Plains Mus. at Colby. Includes a sod house, an old church, 1 room school house, the largest barn in Kansas and thousands of exhibits including one on Marion Talley, the opera singer from Nevada, Mo.

KENTUCKY-The Indian Mounds at Wyckliffe.

LOUISIANA-THe Rose Garden at Shreveport. Not really a museum but incredible flower displays.

MINNESOTA-Spam (the lunch meat) Museum at Austin.

MISSOURI-(other than Nevada area)-The Money Museum at Federal REserve Bank in KC.

NEBRASKA-Harold Warps Pioneer Village.

NEVADA-Lost Mining City Museum at Overton.

NEW MEXICO-UFO museum at Roswell (several in town)

OKLAHOMA-Museum of the 5 Tribes at Muskogee.

TENNESSEE-The National Civil RIghts Museum, where Dr. King was shot.

UTAH-Utah Field House of Natural History at Vernal with its incredible dinosaur sculptures.

WISCONSIN-Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien with its thousands of displays on everything from fur trapping to frontier medicine

WYOMING-The huge statue of President Lincoln between Cheyenne and Laramie on I 80

-- Posted by perenoel1127 on Wed, Sep 23, 2009, at 6:32 AM

Nevada's Republican governor in a letter to the president requested changes to Internal Revenue Service codes that would allow the state to establish a not-for-profit corporation that would issue tax-exempt private activity bonds to finance the construction of $3 billion in transmission lines across the state.

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-- Posted by mukesh on Thu, Mar 19, 2009, at 6:37 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is urging President Barack Obama to back federal tax code changes as part of an economic stimulus package to allow the state to help finance power lines, part of its plan to boost alternative energy, an aide said on Thursday.

Nevada's Republican governor in a letter to the president requested changes to Internal Revenue Service codes that would allow the state to establish a not-for-profit corporation that would issue tax-exempt private activity bonds to finance the construction of $3 billion in transmission lines across the state.

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