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Golconda, Nevada

Posted by graywacke on December 5, 2008

First Time Readers:  Check out “About Landings”, above, or you’ll be totally confused by the following:


Dan –  This was my third landing close to the same little western town.  So, I figured, what the heck, I’ll just repeat my email to you from January 12, 2008 (with updated numbers shown in parentheses):


Dan –  Egads, man!  Yet another WB OSer:  NV; 53/48 (59/57); 2/10 (4/10); 11 (2); 182.4 (167.20).  For an astounding 6th (7th) time, my watershed entry was ut; Humboldt R; Humboldt Lake; Internal.   I landed near a strange-sounding town name:  Golconda.  It has its own exit on I-80. 


 Golconda is a town in the state of Nevada, USA, named after the ancient diamond-mining center of Golkonda in India. It’s located in Humboldt County along Interstate 80 in the northwestern part of the state, just east of the city of Winnemucca; Golconda Summit is a pass through the mountain range just east of Golconda. It also has a post office, Golconda Post Office.  Location of an episode of “Criminal Minds



So, moving right along to this post:  Here’s a map showing my landing location:


Golconda, NV

And, here’s a nice picture of the area with the photographer’s caption:


Looking north from the knoll toward the town of Golconda

Wow.  Golconda has this very cool old school house:

Golconda School

And here’s a shot of contemporary Golconda:


 Definately reminds me of yesterday’s landing (Orogrande NV) . . .

And here are two videos I highly recommend.  The first is a very brief study of the three alignments of U.S. Rt 40 near Golconda:


The second is a train passing through Golconda (make sure you have your volume turned well up).  I really like this video; shut out all distractions and just be in the moment when you watch it.








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