Howard Hickson's Histories are true stories about Northeastern Nevada's colorful
past, written with wry humor and keen insight into the sometimes comic, sometimes
tragic, sometimes downright eerie lives of cowboys, miners, and gamblers, villains
and saints and men and women of both extremes, who've inhabited or passed through
the region.The collection
is a cultural treasure that Great Basin College is
privileged to make available to the world via the Internet. New stories are added
as Howard sees fit.
About Howard Hickson
Howard is Director Emeritus of
the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko. He retired in 1993 after heading the national
award-winning museum for almost twenty-five years. Prior to moving to Elko in 1969,
he was Curator of Exhibits at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. He came to Elko
expecting to spend only one year here. Love of the area and its people kept him here.
He is an historian, writer, photographer, commercial designer and artist, and museologist.
Nevada Magazine has featured his articles and photographs. He is the author of Mint
Mark: CC - A History of the U.S. Mint in Carson City, now in its seventh printing.
His newest book, Elko, One of the Last Frontiers of the Old West, came out
in December, 2002, and is available from the Northeastern Nevada Museum. Call (775)
738-3418. Cost by mail totals $8.95. 60 pages, 30 plus photos.
In 1994, the University of Nevada Board of Regents designated him a Distinguished
He is married to Terry, a retired school teacher. She was a reporter for the Honolulu
Star Bulletin for nine years.