Just for fun, the 2016 production team has gathered some material to get you in the mood for the first NSS convention ever held in Nevada! Some of this informs, some entertains and some is just too far out there to classify.
We know that NSS grottos are always challenged to find engaging programs for their regular meetings. Just like newsletter content, it's an ongoing issue. We think these might be good programs you might want.
Steam Train Ringtones
Because, seriously, who wouldn't want the wail of a century-old steam locomotive for a ringtone? Right?
Cell Phone Skins
Carry a little bit of the Great Basin with you on your mobile device with these cell phone skins.
Facebook Cover Pics
We found these fun pics that would look pretty cool on the top of your Facebook profile. Help yourself!
Roadtrip Travel CDs
The material on this page may be freely downloaded, burned to a CD, or loaded into your mobile device. Some of this is pretty impressive, and some, well... it was free. So there.
Ghost Story CDs
Doesn't it seem that ghostly hauntings are usually confined to out-of-the-way places? If that's true, then the American west's Great Basin should be full of ghosts.
Find a Topo Map
Compliments of the US Geological Survey, you can download any topo map from Nevada and the surrounding states to help prepare for your convention trip.
Show me the mining!
Zoom in and take a virtual tour of some of the most productive mine sites in Nevada!
Nevada's Lovelock Cave is one of the most important classic sites of the Great Basin archaeological record because conditions of the cave are conducive to the preservation of organic and inorganic material.
In 1911 two miners, David Pugh and James Hart, were hired to mine for bat guano from the cave. They removed a layer of guano estimated to be three to six feet deep and weighing about 250 tons. The miners were aware of the artifacts they were disturbing but, unfortunately, only the most interesting specimens were saved. Archaeologists were quickly alerted to the existence of the cave where they found 11 pre-historic duck decoys stored inside two woven baskets.
The cave was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 24, 1984. It was the first major cave in the Great Basin to be excavated.