It Happened In Nevada, 2nd: Remarkable Events that Shaped History [NOOK Book]

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True Tales from the Silver State’s Past—from the Lost City of the Anasazi to the great Las Vegas flood

From Las Vegas to Carson City to Reno and beyond, Nevada has seen more than its share of remarkable events over the centuries, many stranger than fiction. It Happened in Nevada goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and circumstances that have shaped the ...

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It Happened In Nevada, 2nd: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

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Overview

True Tales from the Silver State’s Past—from the Lost City of the Anasazi to the great Las Vegas flood

From Las Vegas to Carson City to Reno and beyond, Nevada has seen more than its share of remarkable events over the centuries, many stranger than fiction. It Happened in Nevada goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and circumstances that have shaped the Silver State and, indeed, America.

Learn how one man’s banishment from the Donner Party into the wilderness may have saved his life.

Ride along with “Pony Bob” Haslam, one of the most fearless Pony Express riders there ever was.

Read how Mark Twain’s journalistic sojourn in Virginia City may have landed him in trouble but kicked off a luminous literary career.

Get a roadside seat to watch Operation Ranger, the atomic tests of 1951 that were practically promoted as tourist attractions.

Crash the strange and celebrated Las Vegas wedding of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762766277
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,242,878
  • File size: 442 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Gibson is the author of five books about the American West, including Outlaw Tales of Washington (Globe Pequot Press).

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Table of Contents

The Lost City-300 B.C.-A.D. 1100 1

Joseph Walker Encounters Indians-1833 5

Banished from the Donner Party-1846 9

The Pyramid Lake War-1860 13

The Fastest Ride-1860 18

The Battle of Egan Canyon Station-1860 22

A Famous Sack of Flour-1864 25

Mark Twain Finds Trouble in Virginia City-1864 28

Building the Transcontinental Railroad-1868 32

Fire Consumes the Yellow Jacket Mine-1869 38

Train Robbed Twice in the Same Day-1870 42

Raymond and Ely Thwart Claim Jumpers-1870 47

The Sazerac Lying Club-1877 50

Absalom Lehman Discovers Cave-1885 54

Bank Robbery at Winnemucca-1900 58

Labor Troubles at Ely-1903 62

Prize Fight at Goldfield-1906 66

Gold Discovered at Battle Mountain-1909 70

Humboldt County Earthquake-1915 74

Stage Robbed at Jarbidge-1916 78

The Winning of Barbara Worth-1926 82

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