San Antonio Ranch and Washoe Valley Condensed Footage

I would like to link you to an interesting web site:

A great website to go and check outThis site is dedicated to preserving and archiving the rich and dramatic history of the Washoe Valley of the state of Nevada. This area is located north of Carson City between highways 429 and 341. It is a beautiful area of the country where the rain shadow of the Sierra mountains slowly transition into a more desert environment.

Click on the words: Washoe to open this site in a new window.

As many of you already know, views of this region are displayed on the two videos on the Elsman Imaging Family page that you can get to from the top navigation bar. I have gone ahead and selected clips showing just the ranch and the surrounding countryside and towns. Scenes that would specifically interest anyone studying early historical information of the Washoe Valley.

I am working with Richard Cooper editor and archivist of the Washoe publication to provide some content and historical information when I get a chance. Please visit his site and if you have any information that you would like to share, I sure he would enjoy hearing from you……..

I have made this clip available to download for interested parties to keep for their archives or use for historical documentation. If you would like a copy of this video; it is 640 X 480 H.264 (mp4), 163 MB. just go to Once you are on this page, look for the link in the right sidebar under CLIENT AND SITE CONTENT and choose the Washoe Content Download Page.

This page is password protected. If you do not already have your password, just fill out the easy to use form on the Archive Facilities page and I will email you one right away.

Thanks for viewing, and until next time, have a great summer……..Mark Elsman Pierce…..

Scans for Family – April, 2012

A new group of scans has arrived, made in April, 2012

This is a group of mostly older Elsman Photographs up to about 1952 with one Wehinger and one Pierce Photograph.

This time I optimized the PDF, it is only 9.4 MB. Since there is a form accessible on the Hub Central page (where the link to the list of downloads resides under Client and Site Content) I decided to make smaller, but still fairly decent resolution, project view files.April Elsman small photo age 2. Please view this PDF and if there are any images that you would like to have for your own digital records let me know.  I have been putting these family records on password protected pages only. This keeps our family information to ourselves while giving each of you a chance to see if you would like to have any copies of the photographs and documents that Beth and I are coming across as we go through her closet of archives. The password for this page is the same by the way as the password for the family scans I posted in November. I will keep the passwords for the pages of these demonstration PDF’s all the same so you don’t have to get a new password every time I upload a series of scanned images. So if you already have Ralph Elsman and Ralph Jr. portrait small photo.the password keep it to use as the year goes on. If you do not have a password, just request one through the form and I will receive your request in my email inbox and then email it right to you. When you click on the link I am providing below to download this PDF you will be taken (some of you may already be familiar with the navigation of this) to a WordPress site specifically made for downloading content to interested parties. In the sidebar directly to the right is a list of projects to download and pages to view. This information is under the heading of Client and Site Content. Click on the title: Scans for Family, April 2012 then enter your password if you have it or go back and request one from the form on the first page. Here is the link again to the  Archive Facilities web site and the Hub Central download page:

                                            Archive Facilities – Hub Central

Here is a view of the page you will come to and some more basic navigation instructions. Look for more content if it arrives. I will post a memo on this blog page here to let you know that new content has arrived.A view of the page you will come to.Well that’s it for now, but Beth and I found some very interesting photographs last week at her house that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the near future. Keep an eye on this page for updates about future content.