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SILVER MOUNTAIN CITY: Ghost of the Sierra
by Karen Dustman
The roaring silver camp of Silver Mountain was touted as the "Comstock South" -- once hoped to rival the bonanzas of Virginia City. Today, it's just a "ghost of a ghost town," with not a stick of lumber left standing. But Silver Mountain City's tales -- and its people -- still live on, in this affectionate history of the once-bustling boomtown that put Alpine County on the map!
204 pages


Time to enjoy the out of doors or enjoy our books and plan your outdoors adventures.


If you’ve never tried bird watching, take a look at our three offerings and get excited about learning and viewing our local birds, or by taking a hike and seeing the variety in our mountains.  We have a folding guide created to inspire and support beginning bird watchers.  Match it with the Stokes Beginner’s Guide to Western birds, which features 100 species, information, and beautiful photos.  A little more advanced and perfect for your backpack is Our Sierra Birds, A Hiker’s Guide, featuring over 200 species.  Above all, enjoy your hiking and birding experience!

Best Hikes, Reno and Lake Tahoe has great views, Historic Sites and Forest Strolls along with maps, miles and directions for many hikes.  It is a beautiful book to enjoy at home while figuring out which hike to do first.

For the children our Bobbie Kalman books are an informational, as well as a fun learning experience.  This month we are featuring Settlers Sayings: old time sayings like “I’ll be there with bells on”.  Learn the fun meanings behind lots of sayings.  It has games to play, great pictures, and other fun activities suggested in the book.

DCHS Members receive 10% off their purchases from our bookstores