Hollywood Comes to the Black Rock: The Story of the Making of The Winning of Barbara Worth; Peter Ogdon: Nevada’s First Great Explorer

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Hollywood Comes to the Black Rock: The Story of the Making of The Winning of Barbara Worth:

Based upon Harold Bell Wright’s best-selling saga of the reclamation and settlement of California’s Salton Sink, this film was the third in a series of westerns filmed in Nevada during the 1920s. The production became a showcase to exploit the appeal of Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky and launched a career for Gary Cooper. What it takes for filming in the desert of rural northern Nevada.

Recollections of an “Extra” by Margaret Butts

A 12 year old at the time recalls herself, her mother and brother as extras for the filming.

Peter Ogden: Nevada’s First Great Explorer:

Canadian trapper Peter Skene Ogden recorded his explorations in the Northwest as a trapper for Hudson’s Bay Company Snake Country Expeditions. His expeditions and other significant discoveries, including the Humboldt River.

Beautification Essays of 1926 – High school essay contest winners on the subject of beautifying Winnemucca.