The other morning we got awoke up from the pager to say that a truck went through a house behind the 76 station. Now when your half asleep and hear something like that sometimes you think that your dreaming. As I took my son to work that morning I glanced over and sure enough there was a big diesel truck smacked into a car that went into an old house here in town.
The sad thing about this story is that the house was really old and it was made by the old rail road timbers that was used from the train that used to run in Beatty before ww2 hit and they tore up the tracks for the metal. So now they will probably tear down the house and leave the land blank as with most others stuff here around town.
Well, This weekend is our annual Beatty Days. Years ago back in the 60 and early 70's they had Burro Races here. It made world wide fame at one time. An old miner would go out and find a burro and run it through the desert for 3 days from start to finish and end up downtown main street. They had to be tough guys back then. They do not do that anymore with all the animals rights and all. but our weekend here was pretty nice with alot of people showed up. They had a chili cookoff, bed races, poker run, games, bands. We had a 3 day weekend because Friday was Nevada Day and I got it off, yippee.. well hope that your weekend was a nice one.