Trivia: Bing Crosby’s Ranches

Celebrities, On the Road, People, Trivia
on May 17, 2009

Crooner Bing Crosby owned several ranches near Elko (pop. 16,708), and spent summers there with his wife, Dixie, and their four sons. The townspeople apparently treated him like a local and he appreciated the chance to escape the hectic pace of his life and live like an ordinary citizen. Crosby was made honorary mayor in 1948, a position he held until his death in 1977.