Creating Vya: The Dream of Dry Farming in Long Valley, Nevada describes the rise and fall of the community of Vya with additional information on Northern Paiute lifeways, early explorers, cattle ranching, and the failed Long Valley Water Project. The book includes numerous photographs by John L. Henry.
Flip through the interactive booklet below, or view this booklet and others on our Public Outreach Projects page!
By Erich Obermayr Historic Insight with Sharon A. Waechter Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.
Far Western recently completed work on the Truckee River Legacy Trail in Nevada County, California. This long-term contract included site evaluations, data recovery, public interpretation, and a series of reports and treatment plans for the California Department of Transportation, the Tahoe National Forest, and the Town of Truckee, California. Dr. Susan Lindström, Zeier & Associates, and Penny Rucks Ethnographic Services worked with Far Western on various aspects of the project.
Sharon A. Waechter and Tammara Ekness-Norton designed 15 trail-side panels, as well as a trail map and brochure.
The Truckee River Legacy Trail has been chosen as one of the three finalists in the Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail category for a Transportation Award from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF). Anne Mayer, Chairperson of the CTF Awards Committee, noted that the finalists “represent the best of the projects, programs, and people who made a positive difference for California transportation in 2014.” The winner will be announced at a luncheon on May 21, 2015.
For more information on the Truckee River Legacy Trail see our featured project page HERE!
See all Finalists for the California Transportation Foundation Awards HERE!
Dr. Daron Duke, Director of our Desert Branch in Henderson, Nevada, and Nicolas Pay of the BLM Caliente Field Office, were recently interviewed on public radio station KUNV 91.5 in Las Vegas as part of our public outreach efforts through the BLM’s Lincoln County (Nevada) Archaeological Initiative (LCAI). Far Western Art Director Tammara Norton arranged for the interview. She and Principal Investigator Sharon A. Waechter have produced several educational products for the LCAI, including a Public Service Announcement that has run on Nevada radio station KDSS and will run on KUNV this fall.