Welcome to Winnemucca
Named after a Paiute leader, the biggest town on this stretch of the I-80 is a place where dogs ride in flatbeds and 'cowboy' is a verb. Winnemucca has been a travelers' stop since the days of the emigrant trail – even Butch Cassidy dropped in once to rob a bank. It's also a center for the state's Basque community, descended from 19th-century immigrant shepherds. Although not an especially attractive town, it's a worth a look if you'd like to sample Basque cooking, shop for antiques or get into the great outdoors.