If you could be transported
back to the 19th century, and take a walk down the streets of mining towns,
farming communities, small towns, or large cities in Nevada, you might
hear conversation in several different languages. This group
photographed in front of the Winnemucca train depot in 1884 might have
included people speaking to each other in a language other than English.
Many of the people living in Nevada migrated to the state from other parts
of America and other parts of the world. They brought their language
with them. The diverse cultures of the newcomers, as well as those
who had been in Nevada for years, could be clearly heard in the voices
of the people.
Nevada Historical Society