The local grocery in Fernley, Nevada is a gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. The flagship of a small strip mall, the center includes a small casino and a Laundromat. Service businesses and diverse restaurants abound.
When you can’t bring the people to the mountain, the mountain is towed over to Scolari’s. The crowd encourages others to walk or drive over and see what’s going on.
The Northern Nevada Veteran’s Coalition had an impressive bronze statue on display the other day. Number 6 in a set of 7, the image of a Battle Born Trooper was set on a trailer on its way to the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery a few miles away.
Twelve hundred Nevada men enlisted in the United States Army prior to statehood. The 1st Battalion Nevada Volunteer Cavalry formed in May 1863 and the 1st Battalion Nevada Infantry in the summer of 1864. They helped keep the peace and protect silver and gold mines in the wide open wilderness.
|Flags fly over those who rest.|
|The story behind the bronze statue The Trooper|
|The Trooper heads home to the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley Nevada|