1000 Miles

A Thousand Miles of Desert and Mountains:

A Prospecting Trip Across Nevada and over the Sierras

Our Project

The University Libraries, in partnership with the Washoe County Libraries is offering a virtual exploration of a Special Collections and University Archives collection entitled "A Thousand Miles of Desert and Mountains." The series, aimed at 4th through 7th graders but appropriate for all ages, explores a series of three diaries written by two prospectors as they traveled across Nevada in search of the next big bonanza.

Listen to the Podcast

A dramatic reading of the journal by Jeremiah G. Nelson

Connect to the Washoe County Public Library Page

A Thousand Miles of Desert and Mountains

Washoe County Public Library Page
Three mules with saddles standing on a dirt road in a western town

Guest Presenters

Garrett Barmore
Mackay School of Mines Endowed Curator
unr.edu/keck

Michael P. Branch
University Foundation Professor of English
http://michaelbranchwriter.com
https://www.facebook.com/michael.branch.9047
@michaelpbranchwriter

Terri Farley
Author & Educator
www.terrifarley.com

Chrissy Klenke
Earth Sciences, GIS, and Maps Librarian
https://library.unr.edu/delamare
https://library.unr.edu/delamare/maps-and-georesources

Jeremiah G. Nelson
Actor & Poet

Tiffany Pereira
Assistant Research Scientist
Field Biologist/Range Ecologist
https://www.dri.edu/meet-tiffany-pereira/

Emily Reid
Artist and Illustrator
www.emilyreidart.com

Desert Research Institute (https://www.dri.edu/)

AJ Long
STEM & Robotics Education Manager
https://www.dri.edu/education/

Project Partners

Washoe County Public Library

Jeff Scott
Library Director, Washoe County Libraries

Joan Dalusung
Assistant Library Director, Washoe County Libraries

Beate Weinert
Youth Services and Library Events Manager

Judy Hansen
Youth Services and Library Events Librarian

John Andrews
Internet Services Librarian

University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

Kimberly Anderson
Director of Special Collections

Katherine Dirk
Digitization Lab Manager

Emily Dunster
e-Resources Technician

Nathan Gerth
Head of Digital Services

Chrissy Klenke
Earth Sciences, GIS, and Maps Librarian

Robin Monteith
Advancement and Engagement Officer

Laura Rocke
Digital Access Archivist

For questions about the 1000 Miles Project, please contact Robin Monteith: robinmonteith@unr.edu