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Clark County Museum

20161118_132225This week’s #FridayFieldTrip was a visit to the Clark County Museum. In addition to the expected, old-fashioned dioramas explaining the history of Clark County, NV–from geologic forces to modern times–this is a unique place because of Heritage Street.

What’s Heritage Street? It’s a collection of historic houses and buildings that have been donated, moved to the museum, and then restored. Each home represents an historic period (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s). There’s also an old printing house, complete with presses, a barn, an old train depot, train cars, a caboose, and lots of old farm equipment.

20161118_142218The homes, outfitted with furnishings and personal items representing the given era, are both cool and a little creepy. I couldn’t help but envision those homes that were built in the testing area and then blown up. Those had mannequins, too.

There’s also an old ghost town with a combination of original and replica buildings.

There’s also a half-mile nature trail and a stage with a grassy, tree-shaded area for events, although nothing special was going on while I was there.

It’s worth noting that they change the displays and currently their gearing up for the holidays with lights, wreathes, dreidels, and trees.

And, the staff is incredibly nice.

Get Lost

I was out for my Friday Field Trip (#fridayfieldtrip) looking for another Rock Art site in the Pahranagat valley and I couldn’t find the turn. I was close to where I wanted to be, I knew that, but it was frustrating not to find the exact location. So, I continued on my stubborn way, thinking it must be just up the road, until I arrived near the top of a mountain. The benefit of my keep-going-ed-ness was this view:

Ash Springs

Those plants represent a sheer cliff face and the view is out back toward Alamo, Ash Springs, and bit more of the valley.

Nope, no rock art this week, but a great, back country adventure driving some tight, mountain roads, a great view, a few hours driving, which I love, and a bit more of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina from Audible. Not a bad Friday Field Trip.