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The Friends of the Belmont Courthouse July 4th Arts and Crafts Show is extended for three days this year---from Saturday, July 2nd through Monday, July 4th
Another great 4th of July in Belmont. Lots of friends, food and entertainment. Some photographs of the event Here
On September 27, 2014 the Snowshoe Thompson #1827, Julia C Bulette #1864, and Lucinda Jane Saunders
#1881 of the E Clampus Vitus dedicated a plaque in Belmont for the Belmont Courthouse.
There were over 300 Clampers and visitors in attendance. It is a great honor to have the E Clampus
Vitus plaque the Belmont Courthouse as their Nevada 150 celebration choice.
Some Photographs of the event Here
We had a wonderful time during Labor Day Weekend in Belmont. If you missed it this year, be sure to
mark your calendars for next year.
Some photographs of the event Here.
written by Loretta Limon
"This glorious flag ceremony was held following a fun loving annual parade. I was fortunate enough to take part. As I stood shoulder to shoulder with the others gripping our flag, person after person came up and asked if they could just slip a hand through to touch the flag so that they would have the memory of being a part of the event. Thomas Jefferson's eloquent words from The Declaration Of Independence were read. I do hope everyone there really listened to those tremendous words and made a promise to live by them. "WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY, & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" An unforgettable Fourth of July."
Some Photographs of the event Here.
Assemblyman Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, introduced legislation in February to shift control of the Belmont Courthouse State Historical Site from the Division of State Parks to Nye County. The 136-year-old courthouse is off U.S. Highway 376 about 255 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Both the state and Nye County agree on the transfer.
Left to Right: Pam Webster, Assemblyman Oscarson, John Terras, Senator Goicoechea, Donna Motis, Rick Motis, Governor Sandoval, Pat King, John King, Kris Pickering, Susie Terras, John Terras, Fran Terras.
Senate Bill No. 121 - Senator Goicoechea (by request)
On the Fourth of July 2012, Friends of the Belmont Courthouse made their debut in Belmont, Nevada. Board members and volunteers joined a large group of celebrators by putting an entry into the parade, opening the courthouse for tours, and set up a booth to give out information about the future goals to repair the courthouse, preserve local history, and encourage membership in the group.
John King and his wife, Pat, set up an excellent display of John's photos of Nevada in the courtroom. Proceeds from sales of the photos will help with the restoration of the courthouse. This display was on loan from the Nevada State Museum.
Volunteers of all ages and sizes worked for days to get the courthouse ready for tours. An Americorps volunteer came out from Maryland to get the grounds and building in great shape. High school students worked alongside grade school students and adults to sweep the floors, move furniture, help with tours and lend a hand wherever needed. Everyone stepped back with pride when the doors were opened for the first tour of the day on the 4th of July. They all had a sense of pride and accomplishment of a job well done and a feeling that they were helping preserve a bit of history in Nevada
Currently the courthouse is being re-roofed to save the inside and protect it from the elements. The windows and doors need to be replaced and are on the list of repairs as soon as funding is available.
The Friends of the Belmont Court House are seeking donations, grants, and memberships to provide funding to accomplish its goals. Great involvement and effort will be needed to keep the courthouse standing and save a piece of history. Please join the group in preserving a worthwhile bit of Nevada history.