Today we visited the Floyd Lamb State park that preserves a small local ranch that turned into a “dude” ranch in the 20/30’s, when Nevada changed its residency requirements along with the divorce rules. This is one of the last “divorce ranches” that is preserved that specialized in this new industry of the day. Mostly, eastern socialites arrived here to spend six weeks to acquire Nevada residency, while enjoying the desert views, horseback riding, shooting, swimming and visiting Las Vegas. This turned into a multi million dollar local business. After that fad faded, came the next one-gambling. It appears that is not going to fade away anytime soon.
After this short visit, we headed to the strip to visit one of my favorite artist’s exhibits. The Ansel Adam’s exhibit at the Bellagio. It included many of his most famous works along with a good deal of information about his life. It has inspired me to read my camera manual more closely.