Fort Churchill was Nevada’s first, largest and most elaborate military outpost. From 1860 to 1869, troops were stationed here to protect California-bound migrants, as well as Pony Express and telegraph lines. They also intervened in miner disputes, quelled uprisings brought about by the Civil War and fought battles with Native Americans. Investigate this Nevada State Park with its ruins maintained in a state of arrested decay and its historic cemetery. Explore the techniques and challenges involved in outdoor ghost hunts and learn about necessary safety measures when wandering historic sites. Discuss and witness the use of thermal imaging, digital recordings and environmental measuring equipment. Plus, find out how to mitigate false positives from the wind, noise and weather. Pay a $5 entry fee into this Nevada State Park.