A Celebrated Piece Of Nevada History
The town of Alamo is located in southern Lincoln County, just 90 miles north of Las Vegas. This friendly community includes a cafe, grocery store, church, motels, service stations, emergency services and a landing strip for small private airplanes. It is the social and business center of the rich Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge – An important stop on the Great Pacific Migratory Route that brings thousands of migratory birds and waterfowl through the area every year.
Alamo was given its name in recognition of the bounty of poplar and cottonwood trees native to this part of Nevada. In the early 1860s, the valley was rife with horse thieves who plundered stock in Utah and Arizona. After a quick respite in the valley, the rustlers and their horses would then make the long journey across the desert and into California. It’s been reported that at one point there were as many as 350 different brands in the valley at the same time. Established in 1901, the town is poised to see it’s 100th year.
The countryside surrounding Alamo is dotted plentifully with lakes making for incredible fishing. The hot springs and Native American artifacts are equally not to be missed. Alamo is also one of the closest inhabited places to the government installation known as Area 51 and draws enthusiasts from all walks of life. Finally, the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge has over 5,000 acres of open wetlands and lush green grasslands and is home to dozens of bird species.