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Historical Myth a Month
Facing the Truth About Some of Our Best But Tallest Tales
By Guy Rocha, former Nevada State Archivist

Historical Myth a MonthWelcome to ‘Historical Myth a Month’. This is a series of myths and legends of Nevada that former Nevada State Archivist and historian Guy Rocha has written over the years. Goldfield has its share of stories that “Never Die”. Here a few.

What didn’t happen in Goldfield? 
Nevada history books and newspapers all too often tell stories that distort the truth. Occasionally historians make mistakes, sometimes newspaper reporters get the wrong information, and oftentimes advertisers and civic promoters embellish and exaggerate the facts to promote their towns or businesses.

Once a story appears in print, it generally gets repeated again and again, making it more and more believable. What’s true? What really happened? How do you know it’s true? You can find out right here.

Myth #6 - T.R. and Wyatt

Myth #11 Myth #11 - "The First Electric Elevator West of the Mississippi"

Myth #26 Myth #26 - "Would You Believe: The First Elevator West of the Mississippi?!"

Myth #93 Myth #93 - So Who Was Actor Brad Dexter Anyway?


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