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WELCOME TO PAHRUMP, OVER THE HUMP!

ABOUT 25 YEAR'S AGO COMING BACK FROM RENO, NEVADA .... I TOOK THE PAHRUMP TURN OFF AT 95 HWY. S. THRU CRYSTAL VALLEY INTO BEAUTIFIL, DUSTY, WINDY, BORING PAHRUMP .... I HAD NEVER VISITED THIS SLEEPY VALLEY FAMOUS FOR IT'S BROTHELS...... THAT WAS THEN .. AND THIS IS NOW ... NO MORE COTTON FIELDS, NO MORE DIARY FARMS, LOTS OF NEW RESTAURANTS, A NEW WAL MART, A NEW HOME DEPOT, A NEW HOLIDAY INN, A NEW PRIVATE SPEEDWAY, A NEW PRIVATE PRISON, a new golf course, A NEW HOSPITAL, MANY A NEW RESIDENTAL DEVOPMENTS ETC. ....+ THE NAME IS DERIVED LOOSELY MEANING "WATER IN THE MOUNTAIN" ... PAUITE INDIANS NAMED THE VALLEY ... I TOLD THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO ADD THE WORD "VALLEY" TO THE NAME TO SIFTEN IT UP ... PAHRUMP VALLEY ... SOUNDS MUCH BETTER THEN JUST "PAHRUMP" ??? ANYWAY .... I REMEMBER THE COTTIN PICK-IN SALOON ... NOW IRENES' CASINO ... MANY OF THE SMALL LOCAL SALOONS ARE LONG GONE ... GOLDEN GAMING HAS TAKEN OVER ALL OF THE BIG JOINTS IN TOWN ...SADDLE WEST STILL SURVIVES .... FOOD NOT SO GREAT! .... IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN OVER THE HUMP TO PAHRUMP ... NEXT TIME TAKE A DAY TRIP ABOUT 60 MILES WEST ON HIGHWAY 160 BLUE DIAMOND RD. TO PAHRUMP ... CLARK GABLES WIFE (CAROLE LOMBARD) ... DIED IN A PLANE CRASH IN THE MOUNTAINS (MT. POTOSI) ...YOU WILL HAVE TO DRIVE THRU THERE INTO PAHRUMP VALLEY .... HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THEN AND NOW .... THANKS FOR READING MY POST .... RICH BURGEL


ENJOY THE OLD WEST .... GO SE BROWSE & BE AMAZED!

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WELCOME TO PAHRUMP, OVER THE HUMP!
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You don't know what you are missing!
GREAT [ICS & STORY
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Re: THANKS TO ALL YOU READERS!
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Only been to Parumph once
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Early photo of Cotton Pickin' Saloon
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Rich you missed one new business in Pahrump
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Re: We were there last month! grin
Re: We were there last month! grin

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