Pony Express Territory Newsletter                                                                                                        May, 2014    


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Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Pass Go . . .
Another Old West experience  in Ely, Nevada.
 
Enjoy dinner in a jail cell at the Cellblock Steakhouse, a popular hot spot at the Jailhouse Hotel & Casino in Ely, Nevada. The Cellblock Steakhouse offers fabulous cuisine and groups can either split up and sit in replica jail cells, or a main dining hall with a maximum capacity of about twenty-five is also available.
 
For more information about getting locked up in Ely and the Jailhouse Hotel & Casino, visit elynevada.net or jailhousecasino.com.
 

Octane Fest Roars to Life Once Again!  
On June 13th-15th, Fallon becomes an octane junkie's dream.

Octane Fest 2013 Post Event
Octane Fest
Fallon, the motorsports capital of northern Nevada, presents Octane Fest 2014 featuring two days of Monster Trucks, including Bounty Hunter, at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, NHRA drag racing at Top Gun Raceway and Pro Modified dirt track racing at Rattlesnake Raceway. 

The Monster Truck Jamboree includes the first-ever Monster Truck backflip attempt in northern Nevada, mud drags, freestyle motocross, the Globe of Death, a free Pit Party, and more Monster Trucks than ever before. Advance tickets available at all O'Reilly's Auto Parts Stores.

More information about the 2014 Octane Fest can be found at:

 

May's Featured Location: 
Old Town Dayton.

 
In 1999, the town of Dayton, Nevada, held the 150th Anniversary of Nevada's first gold discovery-in Gold Ca´┐Żon, where the Comstock was born. In 2001 Dayton again celebrated as Nevada's first permanent settlement in 1851. Dayton boasts many other firsts in Nevada's history, including being the site of Nevada's first Chinatown and home of Lyon County's first courthouse.

Pick up a self-guided walking tour at the Dayton Museum (Shady Lane at Logan) and see Nevada's oldest cemetery, the Carson & Colorado Railroad Depot, camel stables, the famed Odeon Hall & Saloon, the Rock Point Mill, the jail and firehouse, the 1865 school house and much more. Walk the streets blazed by explorers, emigrants, miners, Pony Express riders and Wells Fargo stages. At day's end, savor a brew at one of the historic bars on the Overland Trail and Lincoln Highway.
 

For more event information call 775-246-3527 or visit the Historical Society of Dayton Valley's website, www.daytonnvhistory.org.

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