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Rolling Stones of Pahranagat Valley

RIn the late 19th century, remote Pahranagat Valley in eastern Nevada had a brief brush with fame. Most people aren’t familiar with the valley, located about 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas on U.S. 93, but in 1867 legendary Virginia City journalist William Wright, who used the pen name, Dan De Quille, made it famous in one of his most outrageous tall tales. In a story that appeared in the Territorial Enterprise, he wrote of meeting a man from the Pahranagat Valley who showed him a half dozen pebbles that were almost perfectly round. The man said that the rocks …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 18, 2013 06:35PM Published Jul 18, 2013 06:35PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.