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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

White Pine Museum and Lunch at Economy Drug

18 October 2016

The White  Pine Museum "Home of the Cave Bear"  was opened in 1959 with many donated  and loaned exhibits depicting life in White Pine County. It also contains historical documents, photos depicting life in the area from the Shoshone who were the first people, to mining, to Pony Express, Overland stage and the coming of the Nevada Northern Railway which made possible the development of the copper industry.

Mural on Museum Wall

The bones of two giant short faced bears were discovered in a White Pine cave in 1982. A model of the 12,000 year old Cave Bear is exhibited at the museum. Looks more like a dinosaur to me.

Info on Bear

Model of Cave Bear
 Below are some photos of museum exhibits.

Ruth Copper Mine Community

Gilbert Cabin Signage

Gilbert Cabin



The Nevada Cherry Creek depot was moved to Ely in 1989. Local elementary students raised $11,000 to fund the move.The depot is around 100 years old. The Railway arrived in Ely in 1906 for the purpose of moving ore from the new copper mines at Ruth to the mill and smelter at McGill to be shipped 146 miles north to Union Pacific line.

Cherry Creek Depot Signage

Cherry Creek Depot






After our museum visit, we had lunch at Economy Drug featuring an old fashioned sode fountain. The drugstore is a third generation owned business and opened in 1946. The milkshake was delicious and made with real ice cream. We also had a sandwich served with a fresh apple.

Economy Drug
We then drove around town and I took some Mural Photos.

We discussed driving to the Great Basin NP, but the day was getting late and the drive is 70 miles.

We leave Thursday for Nellis AFB in LV until the 7 December. Will re-connect with our group and enjoy some good conversations and get togethers. We will return again in Feb and Mar. The campground is adding 85 spaces.

Our drive down will take us on the Great Basin Highway 93 and distance is around 250 miles.

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