According to many online sources, Poeville, Nevada was founded in 1864. It was a mining community — silver and gold — with a population that peaked at about 200. Getting to Poeville can be accomplished on many dirt trails or the official Peavine Road. Peavine Road is unpaved and eventually reaches Peavine Peak.
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.