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Originally called Gravelly Ford, Winnemucca is the seat of Humboldt County and the center of a large ranching and mining region. It's a popular stop for travelers on I-80 with many choices for food, lodging and all necessary services.

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Winnemucca Events

  • Robinson Mine-Ely-Job Fair
    Have you ever been curious about essential oils? Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to support a variety of health challenges. Join us for this introductory class and movie screening of Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils to learn how you may benefit from essential oils at the Humboldt County Library in the Meeting room from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information please call 623-6388.
  • Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils
    3D Printing Class at the Humboldt County Library. Learn how to make and then print 3D objects.
    Children 8-12 years meet from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For more information please call 623-6388.
  • Kids 3D Printing
    3D Printing Class at the Humboldt County Library. Learn how to make and then print 3D objects.
    Teenagers meet from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. For more information please call 623-6388.
  • Teen 3D Printing
    5th-6th Grade Creativity Class at the Humboldt County Library from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. We will be learning how to make a case for your earbuds out of a recycled mint container. For more information please call 623-6388.
  • Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally Weekend (WH/EH)
    Attention Veterans (and Spouses, Reservists and National Guard) Starting a Business? Then join us and America’s Small Business Development Center in Nevada for Boots to Business: REBOOT, a free training and introduction to Entrepreneurship course available to Veterans of all eras, Servicemembers (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses/dependants. Register today at www.NevadaSBDC.org under Training Calendar or call 775-784-6879. For more information please call 775-623-6388.
  • 5th-6th Creativity Class
  • Boots to Business REBOOT: Veterans Small Business Class
  • Memorial Day Holiday - All Facilities Closed
  • Klondex-Job Fair(WH)
  • Lowry High School Graduation - EC
  • Basque Festival (W.H/E.H)
  • Ag District #3 Rodeo Board Meeting

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Winnemucca Attractions

Humboldt County Museum
Historical Walking Tour
Winnemucca to the Sea Highway
America's Car Collection / Flying A Garage
Outlying Communities

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Nevada Books

My Memories of the Comstock by Harry M. Gorham
Nevada Road and Recreation Atlas
Sagebrush Heart by Larry Hyslop
Squaw Tom Speaks by Tom Sanders
The Motel Life by Willy Vlautin
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The NevadaGram

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  • NevadaGram #187 – Snowbound at Tahoe, Nevada Correspondence, Comstock Mining Update


  • NevadaGram #186 – Must See-Must Do in 2017, Carson City at Christmas, the January Events Calendar


  • NevadaGram #185 – Great Basin Observatory, Nevada Correspondence, Sourdough Slim in Eureka



  • The Nevada
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    Visitor's Guide to
    Winnemucca
    Wendover looking east

    Winnemucca's history extends back to 1830 when Peter Ogden established a trappers' camp here. In later years the California-bound wagon trains of the 1850s and '60s came this way, and the railroad took this route in 1868. Winnemucca's early years were punctuated with episodes of the reckless violence once common on the frontier.

    Humboldt Museum, Winnemucca NevadaToday Winnemucca is placid, green, open and friendly. Its quiet neighborhoods are slowly spreading away from the railroad tracks, and the main street, Winnemucca Boulevard — once upon a time it was U.S. 40 — has become a bright strip of businesses catering to travelers, with new street lights extending from the cemetery at the west end of town. Motels, restaurants and auto services are available in abundance. The Chamber of Commerce information desk is in the East Hall of the convention center at the corner of Bridge street, where you will also find the Buckaroo Hall of Fame and the Western Heritage Museum. The Humboldt County Museum is north across the river.

    Ranch Hand Rodeo, Winnemucca NVWinnemucca's events bring people from the surrounding states as well as from around Nevada: the Ranch Hand Rodeo in March, the Runamucca motorcycle rally in May, the Tri-County Fair on Labor Day weekend are three of the most popular.





    from The Complete Nevada Traveler, by David W. Toll

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