October 25, 2020
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“3000 Miles to Graceland Movie Set“
Photograph by Diana Perez
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
“Las Vegas is a gold mine of places to snap some amazing photographs. In this blog though I want to feature a place built around an actual, real, gold mine though. The location is directly adjacent to a small town near Lake Mojave, Nelson, Nevada. Once you drive past Nelson you will come across a location that looks as if you’ve just stepped back in time. A private property owned by Tony and Bobbie Werly is a historical landmark nestled within the Eldorado Canyon area. Here you will see old buildings, amazing rusted-out and antique cars, amazing old road and gas station signs, and even old mining equipment used back when the local Techatticup gold mine was in full swing. Truly, this place is a photographer’s dream location to get some amazing photos and many famous music videos, and movies have been filmed here including 3000 Miles To Graceland.”
Daily Frame Contributor Diana Perez serves as the ELL (English Language Learners) Program Assistant for the CCSD’s Department of Adult Education. She is concurrently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UNLV.
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