Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome to the Austin Nevada Blog

Welcome. This blog went live on Wednesday, August 20, 2008. We're excited to share Austin Nevada information and hear about the many adventures of Highway 50 travelers. Austin is located in the middle of Nevada, along the old Pony Express Trail. Please be sure to share any photographs or stories you might have while visiting Austin and traveling "The Loneliest Road in America."

26 comments:

Nevada traveler said...

We are excited about our new blog, please make sure you leave comments

Ray W said...

Just to try to see if this is a friendly blog.

George said...

Congratulations...hope it provides a forum for positive and constructive feedback from travelers and locals alike...

Carol said...

I have been threw Austin, I want to retire there! Hopefully I will find a place to buy.
Carol

long_cool_one said...

I'm looking forward to visiting your town on the OATBRAN bicycle ride. We will be riding from Stateline NV to Baker NV, stopping in Austin on Tuesday, the 16th.
I have my 'Surviving Hwy 50' book ready. Please drive safe and watch out for us out on the road.

Anonymous said...

NEED TO KNOW THE NAME OF REALTY COMPANIES WITH WEB SITES FOR LISTINGS IN OR AROUND AUSTIN. PLEASE.

Gregg A Schluntz said...

I am considering coming over for some of Xmas week (may become a family meeting point) and I am curious if there are locations that allow parking our 5th Wheel trailer...hookups would be great...
Thanks
gregg@schluntz.com

Anonymous said...

Austin has 2 RV parks.

Austin Chamber said...

The are 2 Realtors in our area, if you look in the Chamber membership page or in the business page you can find all the businesses in Austin.

Anonymous said...

How is the economy in Austin? who or what is the major employer in the area? Any Jobs to be had in the area?

BiB said...

I learned about Austin while reading Nevada Magazine. In looking through the entire website for Austin I could not find any information about Spencer Hot Springs!!! There's even a picture of people sitting in the Springs but nothing mentioned on the website. HELP!!!

BiB Mesquite NV

Anonymous said...

Spencers Hot Springs
GPS N39 19.637 W116 51.436
Six miles southeast of junction of SR376 & US50
Road factor/Accessability - Graded dirt/gravel
Spencers Hot Springs is in Smokey Valley about 13 miles from Austin, it is located on BLM land and is FREE!!!!!!
It has been mentioned in several blogs sites for hotsprings enthusiasts, and is a great way to spend some time while you're traveling across Highway 50. Spend a couple days in Austin and visit Spencers!!!

Anonymous said...

Spencer Hot Springs are some of the best in the west! try http://www.soak.net for information on other hot springs in the area and all over the world.

Buy your beers in Austin and go out to Spencers and have a suds and soaks party!

You betcha, Joe!

Anonymous said...

What is the population Of Austin? Is it Growing?

Anonymous said...

The population is about 250, give or take the day!! It holds about the same right now. There are a couple of pieced of property avaible. Kingston has about the same amount,

Anonymous said...

Austin is beautiful but be careful .. We still have a few mine shafts that are not closed .. So Stay out and Stay alive..

Anonymous said...

I left Austin in May of 1985, the day after graduation. I couldn't wait to leave and have never been back, even when I lived in Elko and worked in Carlin.

Maturity softens things. The reasons for my unhappiness during those times have all been resolved. I find myself now telling my children the stories of the good times in Austin, recalling events with wonderful people.

I wouldn't trade my experience in Austin for anything. Now I hope that one day I can return for a visit, this time with a smile on my face.

Thor Wiegman
Sandpoint, ID
thor@aplaceonthe.net

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-CiBRF-ydM
U-tube link about Spencers Hot Springs, there are also some other good links about Austin NV Check them out!!!

Deanna Meyer said...

My husband and I came through last June on a cross country trip on the Lincoln Highway. Is Doug still working over at the International?!
-Great town and a neat place to stop.

Toni said...

Love the web site! Makes me homesick. I was there briefly a couple months ago on a side trip returning from China. Things looked pretty quiet. I'm sorry I didn't get to visit more old friends. I just wanted to post a note to tell the tourists to be sure and check out Gridley Days this month. Maybe the Chamber can tell us when that is. Also, the fourth of July rocks in Austin. I wish I could make it down but I'll be staying put for awhile. Miss you guys!

Toni Parks
Fairbanks, Alaska

Marcy said...

My husband's family come from Austin, Nevada. We would like to find out how to get the history records of the Austin catholic church, hospital or cemetery. Any suggestions? Does anyone remember George "Barr" Francis or Walter Francis, Frank Andrew Francis? We would like to talk with you. 801-475-0180

George said...

For Marcy--I know there are a few people left in Austin who would remember Walter Francis...I do, as a kid growing up there. If you don't get any responses contact me at ga24081@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Who ever made up this web page should be proud. It want't me to revisit this town. Where are the b/b? Except for exiting. How the hell do I get out of this blog and leave this comment?

Butch said...

Who ever did this blog did a great job. Damn, aren't computers great. When are are going to a virtual reality through Austin? I hope everyone there is doing good. Maybe one of these days I will come visit again

Butch said...

Isn't it funny I cannot leave a message???????????

Butch said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!