Under the Mountain by Molly Flagg Knudtsen
“Under the Mountain, a collection of vignettes about life in Central Nevada, is much more than a historical document. According to author Molly Knudtsen. “These are the stories neighbors and families tell, where fact grows just a little larger than life. This is the stuff of legend.”
The book focuses on a time when splendorous houses decorated the windswept valleys of Central Nevada; when fearless, stouthearted men and women braved the elements to survive and seek their fortune; and when people who loved the land clung to it and gave it a character all its own.
These tales capture the spirit and folklore of early-day Central Nevada and illustrate the effect on its present-day inhabitants. Molly Knudtsen shares the experience of riding horseback through some of the great archaeological finds of the valley. She divulges the secret of converting flour, yeast, and potato water into a perfect loaf of bread. And through colorful anecdotes, she passes along the legendary accounts of Colonel Dave Buel.
Page Count: 130