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Road School: Pioneering History in California, Nevada, and Oregon

As lifelong residents of the Western US, my family and I love pioneering history. Since the moment my 4th grade class studied the California Gold Rush, I was hooked, and I’ve passed on my passion for this chapter of our nation’s history to my kids. Nearly everywhere we drive in the West harbors some vestige of early settlements, Native American life, or pioneering struggles.

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Kid-Friendly Carson Valley: The Hidden Nevada

Carson Valley, Nevada rocks! Never heard of it? No worries—neither had I until recently. Tsk-tsk, what a shame that Vegas hogs most of the state’s spotlight. Carson Valley is composed of three authentic wild west towns—Genoa, Gardnerville, and Minden—which rest at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range

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