Nevada Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Nevada Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

by Richard Moreno
     
 

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Silver State has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Nevadan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Nevada Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it introduces you to the most fascinating characters in the Silver State, and takes you places you

Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Silver State has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Nevadan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Nevada Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it introduces you to the most fascinating characters in the Silver State, and takes you places you never could have imagined—some of them right around the corner! Among the stimulating sights and spectacles you'll find inside: Las Vegas's Old Mormon Fort and its Atomic Testing Museum The Bellagio Resort's Fiori di Como, a 40,000-pound glass sculpture that incorporates more than 2,000 handlbown flowers The ruins of the 19th-century farming community St. Thomas, which reappear like a modern-day Atlantis when Lake Mead's water level drops during droughts The giant mutant rocks at Valley of Fire State Park

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762746828
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Series:
Curiosities Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
692,386
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.96(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Moreno served as publisher of Nevada Magazine and has authored seven Nevada-related books. A former director of advertising and public relations for the Nevada Commission on Tourism, he was selected as a 2007 recipient of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award.

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