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Smith has new book out

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Carson Valley author Raymond M. Smith now has three published volumes entitled “Untold Tales of Carson, Smith and Eagle Valley” at area outlets. Each contains about 50 little-known but true stories of people, events and places in these historic communities.

His latest book is also entitled “Untold Tales,” but this one is statewide in context, including stories from Goldfield, Pioche, Gold Hill, Aurora and Bodie and other outlying areas which once had significance but now, for the most part, have declined or are forgotten. It is entitled “Untold Tales of Early Nevada, Vol. I” and is priced at $20.

This new volume, containing 204 pages, discusses such events as The Great Ong, “Greased Tracks” and the Walker Lake Sea Serpent. As usual, there are also a number of “fillers” that illuminate some unique person or event that is otherwise unknown to history books.

This volume is available in Carson Valley at Stratton’s Drugs, Silver State Printing, Lock Stock and Barrel (in Genoa) and the Carson Valley Historical Society, as well as in Carson City at the Bookseller, Kennedys and the state museums. It is also stocked in Reno at Sundance Books, Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks and the Nevada Historical Society on North Virginia Street.