Featuring photos of "The Rat Pack," Virginia City and the posteriors of nine boys and other historical photographs, the 2006 Nevada Magazine Historical Calendar won a Gold Award in this year's National Calendar Awards from the Calendar Marketing Association.
The calendar won in the Best Nonprofit Retail Category, and was one of five finalists for Calendar of the Year.
"It's an honor to be recognized for our Historical Calendar by such a prestigious national association," said Rich Moreno, publisher of Nevada Magazine.
Photos selected for the calendar are submitted from private collections and several museums, including the Douglas County Historical Society, Nevada Historical Society, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Special Collection and Churchill County Museum.
"The photos are selected by Pam Massey, retail coordinator, who puts the calendar together," Moreno said. "We go through the private collections and try to pick out the best photos. We have to come up with 13 new photos each year and try to geographically balance them."
Moreno said trains and planes are among the most-liked photos. They also welcome the public to share their collections. If used, the photos will be returned.
"It's very helpful for us the photo be identified as to when it was taken," he added.
Moreno said they try to theme the calendar each year. In 2005, it was the centennials of Las Vegas, Mina, Sparks, Gold Center (which no longer exists), Jean and Rhyolite; 2006 is the 70th anniversary of Nevada Magazine.
The 2006 calendar costs $3 and is available in the Nevada Magazine office in the Paul Laxalt State Building, 401 N. Carson St.; or online at www.nevadamagazine.com.
To share photos, reach Massey at 687-0611, or e-mail Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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