Saturday, December 08, 2012

Reno, Nevada train depot added to the National Register of Historic Places

"Train depot eyed as historical center: Designation boosts preservation efforts" by Emerson Marcus, © Gannett Reno Gazette Journal, Dec. 8, 2012. (News Article)

" ... the historical heart of Reno lies in a train depot at the corner of Center Street and Commercial Row. ... Last month, the eastern wing of the building, now named the Southern Pacific-Amtrak Railroad Depot, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. And, the city of Reno has plans to develop it into a heritage center as part of its revitalization effort for the eastern portion of downtown. ... " [More]

[Courtesy Google Alerts.]

Novel: "Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge"

From: "Scott Wyatt"

My name is Scott Wyatt. I've just published a well-researched historical fiction novel about the experiences of Chinese railroad workers building the Northern Pacific Railroad through the Idaho Territory in 1882. The name of the book is Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge. [It] is a story of love, passion, murder, self-sacrifice and redemption. Two cultures collide as Chinese and Caucasian protagonists drive the story forward. ...

I believe visitors to your virtual museum ... would find this book very interesting ...

—Scott Wyatt, Issaquah, WA