Friday, December 13, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Plan a trip to Austin on September 14th for our annual Prospectors Dream Wine Walk. This is truly a unique experience where wine lovers can enjoy both a sip of wine and a taste of our town. The walk begins at 2:00 PM at the Austin Museum and continues on to several locations along our historic Main Street. A hay wagon will pick everyone up at 5:00 and take them to Stokes Castle for a sunset dinner. Following dinner, we’ll make a toast with special souvenir wine glasses, then ride back to town. It’s time to take a taste of Austin! Tickets are available at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce office for $25.00 and includes the wine walk and dinner. For sunset dinner only, the cost is $10.00. For more information, please call 775-964-2200 or visit austinnevada.com
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Long before the Internet, the Lincoln Highway began connecting us 100 years ago when it became America’s first paved coast-tocoast road for the automobile paralleling many parts of the Pony Express route. Nevada’s section of Lincoln Highway is Highway 50 running east to west through the heart of the State known as America’s Loneliest Road in Nevada’s Pony Express Territory.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
1. Take Highway 722 over Carroll’s Summit to Austin. SR722 is part of the original Lincoln Highway.
2. Visit the Austin Courthouse and look for ghosts!
3. Drive up over the giant “A” just above Austin, and get a bird’s eye view of the town. Make sure to bring your camera!
4. Attend the Coyote derby this weekend. For more information call 775-224-95145.
5. Do a bar crawl and visit all 5 bars!
6. Go to Spencer Hot Springs and relax in the hot pools.
For more information, visit http://austinnevada.com/index.html
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, December 5, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The “Shoe Tree” on Highway 50 was a familiar landmark, a 70-foot cottonwood filled with dangling shoes, boots, and sneakers that served as a popular stopping point for travelers along Highway 50 in northern Nevada. The tree was cut down by vandals sometime around New Year’s Eve. A Shoe Tree Memorial is planned for Sunday, February 13, from 2:30 to 5:30. It’s open to the public, so please attend and say goodbye. A plaque is also being made. For more information visit
Here’s the story of Nevada’s Shoe Tree:
According to Rus Stevenson, who operates the nearby Middlegate Station Bar, located about 110 miles east of Reno, the tale of the Old Shoe Tree dates to the early 1990s. A young couple had been married in Colorado and was heading toward California. As they drove across Nevada, they began to argue. Finally, the husband pulled over to the side of the road, under the big cottonwood, and left his new bride there to cool off while he drove to the Middlegate Station for a beer. After tossing back a brew, he returned to the tree and found his wife still hopping mad. In response, he grabbed a pair of her shoes and tossed them into the tree, then headed back to the bar for another beer. After another half-hour or so, he returned to his wife. This time, they managed to patch-up their differences. Unfortunately, he found he couldn’t get her shoes out the tree and they drove off, leaving the footwear hanging from a branch. Over time, others saw the shoes in the tree and began tossing old pairs into its branches. And thus, the legend of the Old Shoe Tree was born.