Category: US50/Loneliest Highway

Eureka, Nevada

Eureka was originally settled by silver prospectors from the nearby settlement of Austin. Nearby being a relative term as Austin is 70 miles away, one hour in today’s modern car, but much longer in 1864 on foot and horseback. Ely, the next settlement of measure is Ely, 77 miles to the east. Duckwater is 46 […]

Eureka Opera House

Built in 1880 and recently restored, the Eureka Opera House today functions as a Convention, Cultural Arts and Meetings venue. When it opened it provided the town of Eureka an elegant event location for plays, masquerade balls, dances, operas, concerts plus other social and civic events. With the introduction of the movies in 1915, the […]