In Our Community

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LIFESTYLE 

&

RECREATIONAL

ACTIVITIES  

Our cultural identity is a constant source of pride and celebration in Humboldt & Pershing County.

A tribute to the frontier cattlemen and horsemen who once toiled in the Great Basin, the Buckaroo Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum houses an extensive collection of guns, saddles, hand-braided lariats, artwork and photos from the Wild West.

 

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HISTORY

The seat of Humboldt County, Winnemucca, was incorporated in 1917. The town was named after a well-known, 19th-century Paiute chief who lived in the area. Part of the transcontinental line, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Winnemucca in 1868, breathing new life into the local economy.