Pony Express Territory Newsletter                                                                                       March,  2018   

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A Full Lineup of Events Along 
"The Loneliest Road in America"
It's Going to be an Eventful Year for the Towns Along Pony Express Territory's "Loneliest Road."

Old Town Dayton Comes Alive During the "Oodles
of Noodles Festival  
& Pasta Cook-Off" on June 2, 
and "
Dayton Valley Days" on September 16th-17th

Dayton's 17th Annual Oodles of Noodles Festival & Pasta Cook-Off celebrates Dayton's Chinese & Italian heritage with a HUGE pasta cook-off, live entertainment, vendor booths, craft fair, gunslingers, food, and more! This year, the Retro Radio Dolls from Reno will be also be performing. This popular event is held in Old Town Dayton and is sponsored by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.  The 30th Annual Dayton Valley Days is a two-day outdoor street festival where people from Dayton Valley and the surrounding areas come together to enjoy the historic downtown area. Activities include a pancake breakfast, parade, car show-n-shine, silent auction, gold panning, kids zone, street festival, tours, craft and food booths, live entertainment, pet parade and chili cook-off.  For more  information, visit:
 Dayton Valley Days

The Churchill Arts Council Presents 
Cultural Events Throughout the Year in Fallon

The Churchill Arts Council present a diverse array of performances, exhibitions, films, readings and conversations in the Oats Park Art Center, located at 151 E. Park Street, Fallon. For almost three decades, they've enriched the cultural and social life of the region by offering educational and experiential opportunities in the arts on many levels-performances, art exhibitions, films, literary readings and conversations with artists in all disciplines. The council is committed to excellence in multi-disciplinary programming. For a list of upcoming events, visit churchillarts.org.

 Churchill Arts Council presents many great performances at the Oats Park Art Center

Save April 28th for the Annual
Lincoln Highway Car Show in Austin

Once again the Main Street of Austin will be filled with both street shaking muscle cars and vintage automobiles! The show is hosted by the Alvisto Roadsters and the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and is open to all vehicles including hot rods, customs, classics, and race cars.  For more information, call the Austin Chamber of Commerce at 775-964-2200 or Jerry Foreman at 408-203-3942, and visit  austinnevada.com  to learn more about all the great things to see around Austin.  

 The very popular Lincoln Highway Car Show always features both hot and historic cars

Eureka to Host the "Nevada State Old-Time
Fiddlers' Contest" on May 18th and 19th

Everyone out west knows fiddle music, but where did it begin? "Old time fiddle tunes" are derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called "fiddle tunes". The genre traces from the colonization of North America by immigrants from England, France, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland. It is separate and distinct from traditions which it has influenced or which may in part have evolved from it, such as bluegrass, country blues, variants of western swing and country rock. This year, this very special music will be celebrated in the town of Eureka! To learn more about the "Nevada State Old-Time Fiddlers' Contest" and the town of Eureka, visit:
NevadaFiddlersContest.com and  VisitEurekaNevada.com

 Nevada State Old Time Fiddlers' Contest

Be the Engineer at Nevada Northern Railway in Ely

Sign on as a Nevada Northern Railway engineer for your own trip "Up the hill" through Robinson Canyon, up toward the old Ruth Mining District. You (and a friend, if you like) will climb on board and experience what railroading was like in the last century - at the throttle of one of the original Nevada Northern STEAM locomotives. Begin your engineer experience by studying the safety training materials that our regular and volunteer crews learn from ( download here). There will be a test on the basics, but we are there to help you all the way through. It is then time to head down to the century-old Enginehouse and help prepare your locomotive for the day. Climb into the cab, and learn how to operate the iron horse. Your mentor engineer will show you the ropes as we move the locomotive out of the engine house, through the yard, and onto the original NNRY mainline. More information at nnry.com.

 Nevada Northern Railway "Be The Engineer"

Great Basin Designated an International
Dark Sky Park

Great Basin National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Park! The International Dark Sky Association recognized that Great Basin National Park provides distinguished and significant opportunities to experience dark nights. Great Basin National Park was also featured in CBS' "Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" and "On The Trail," a year-long, cross-country look at America's National Parks. Nevada Northern Railway's "Star Trains"  was also featured on CBS. To read the full story, click here For more information about stargazing these dark skies, visit nps.gov/grba/index.htm .
Great Basin National Park Stargazing