Discovery Road Visits Cowboy John in Nevada

Cowboy John of Cowboy John Tours was able to meet with James Nelson and the rest of the Discovery Road crew at a one room schoolhouse in Lee, Nevada during the shooting of the recent episode of Discovery Road, titled “Saints of Gold.”

Lee is located in Elko County, south of Elko and Interstate 80. Lee, considered a ghost town, was founded by brothers, Richard and Gus Lee in 1904, following the Bullfrog Rush into Death Valley.

High School Junior Submits Video to the MPNHA

High school Junior, Katie Whitehead, submitted this video to the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area, highlighting her trip through several National Parks. We appreciate her sharing and admire her talent. Katie – We look forward to seeing more of your work!

My name is Katie Whitehead and I love photography and everything to do with it. I started taking pictures with my professional camera in 2015. I recently went on a trip with my family to Bryce Canyon, and a couple other areas. Of the areas we went to, Bryce was my favorite because the rock formations are very unique and the atmosphere there is amazing. At night you can see millions of stars because there is hardly any light pollution there. I highly suggest that you visit Bryce Canyon at least once in your lifetime if not more. Thank you for watching the video!

MPNHA Photo Contest – $25 Prize

We know that you have some amazing photos, and now it’s time to share them! The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area is hosting a photo contest. It’s time to dust off the camera, phone, whichever you use to capture special moments and share some great pictures. You probably have some on your hard drive somewhere too!

To enter, users must upload their images to the MPNHA Facebook Page and submit a form (below) for each image that they enter into the contest.


  • All photos must be be property of the entrant and an original work. If you are submitting for someone else, permission must be obtained before uploading the image.
  • All photos must be taken inside the boundaries of the MPNHA.
  • Photo enhancements are allowed.
  • The entry can be used on the MPNHA’s social media channels, website, etc. and will be credited to the entrant.
  • If people are included in the image, a release is required for entry.
  • All entrants must submit a short entry form in addition to uploading the image onto the MPNHA Facebook page.
  • The final date to enter is July 21, 2017 at midnight, mountain time.
  • The winner of the contest and $25 gift card to a retailer of their choice will be selected by the number of likes on their image. Ask your friends to vote for your image! In the event of a tie, the images with the same number of likes (loves, etc.) will be assigned a random number and then picked at random. The winner will be chosen and contacted on July 31, 2017.
  • There is no age limit to participants (under 13 years of age must have parental permission) or limit to the number of images that are allowed, as long as every image has been submitted into the form below.
  • Voting starts when you upload your image, so enter earlier for your best chance.
  • Those who work for the MPNHA are not eligible to enter/win.
  • Have fun.

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