Dennis Cassinelli is the author of four books about the Great Basin region. Raised in Sparks, Nevada, Cassinelli developed an interest in American Indian history and the Comstock Lode as a young boy working on his family’s ranch.
Cassinelli worked for many years as a highway engineer for the Nevada Department of Transportation. He also founded Cassinelli Landscaping and Construction, which still serves Northern Nevada today providing gorgeous, customized outdoor landscapes.
In addition, Cassinelli was a long-time history columnist for The Comstock Chronicle, a weekly newspaper serving Virginia City, Nevada, and surrounding areas.