James W. Calhoun

Thelma Davis Calhoun

In 1944, Thelma Davis Calhoun (1913-1998) and her husband, James W. Calhoun (1903-1993), drove from the couple's home in Seattle, Washington, to Virginia City, Nevada. Thelma often said their relocation to the Comstock was literally determined "by the toss of a coin." One year later, the Calhouns settled in Carson City–James would become the director of the Nevada State Museum in 1951, and Thelma would be recognized as one of the foremost painters in northern Nevada.

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