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FALLON, NV

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Most people have never heard of Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is a small town in Northern Nevada, about 45 minutes outside of Reno/Tahoe; it’s also where I spent my teens and where my family currently resides. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with Fallon.  I hate the fact that everyone knows everyone, including everyone’s personal business. There’s also not much to do in such a small town, except maybe go to the movies on a Friday night. There are a handful of things that I don’t like about Fallon, but there’s also a ton of things that I have learned to appreciate and love about that little town they call “The Oasis of Nevada”. Fallon is my home.  Although I didn’t appreciate it as much growing up, I hope to one day raise a family in a town like Fallon.  There’s really nothing quite like living in a close, family oriented community; where the entire town escorts the high school football team to State, the Mayor knows everyone by name, and you can get from one part of town to the other in about 10 minutes?! When I visited home for my sister’s high school graduation, I took an afternoon to explore “Downtown” Fallon with my mom and really got to see just how much Western history Fallon has to offer.  I visited the Overland Hotel & Saloon, the movie theater, and this run down garage with a beautiful, old Thunderbird parked out front, just waiting for me to snap a photo of it. There’s really nothing quite like Fallon, Nevada.

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