Roadside History of Nevada

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There's more to Nevada than one-armed bandits, cheap buffets, and Elvis impersonators and this book proves it. Roadside History of Nevada leads readers across the not-so-lifeless desert, visiting long-forgotten boom-and-bust mining towns, quirky roadside stops, and the intrigues of the real Las Vegas. With a historian's nose for detail and a traveler's sense of fun, Richard Moreno presents a myriad of memorable tales of Nevada's places and people. Illuminating the text are 140 photographs, plus a detailed map for...
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Overview

There's more to Nevada than one-armed bandits, cheap buffets, and Elvis impersonators and this book proves it. Roadside History of Nevada leads readers across the not-so-lifeless desert, visiting long-forgotten boom-and-bust mining towns, quirky roadside stops, and the intrigues of the real Las Vegas. With a historian's nose for detail and a traveler's sense of fun, Richard Moreno presents a myriad of memorable tales of Nevada's places and people. Illuminating the text are 140 photographs, plus a detailed map for each section. From Paiutes to pioneers and from dams to divorce seekers, Roadside History of Nevada reveals the Silver State's history in all its luster.
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Bringing attention to the desert, boom-and-bust mining towns, quirky roadside stops, and of course, Las Vegas, Moreno presents the history, culture, tales, and sights of Nevada. The information is organized by area, with an introduction and chronology presented separately. Illustrating the text are approximately 140 black-and-white photographs, and a map for each of the six areas described. Moreno teaches Nevada history at Western Nevada Community College, and is the publisher of . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878424108
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Series: Roadside History Series
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 743,054
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Moreno

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Nevada Chronology x
Nevada Facts xv
Nevada: An Overview 1
1. Interstate 80: The Emigrant Trail 21
I-80: West Wendover--Elko 24
NV 225: Elko--Idaho Border 30
NV 226: NV 225--Midas 31
NV 227 and NV 228: Elko--Jiggs 34
I-80: Elko--Winnemucca 36
I-80/US 95: Winnemucca--Wadsworth 46
NV 447: Wadsworth--Black Rock Desert 53
2. Reno and the Lake Tahoe Area 61
I-80: Wadsworth--Reno 62
US 395: Bordertown--Topaz Lake 76
NV 206 (Jack's Valley Road): Genoa--NV 88 93
NV 341 and NV 342: US 50--Virginia City 99
US 50: Carson City--Stateline 109
NV 28: US 50--Crystal Bay 115
3. US 50: The Loneliest Road in America 119
US 50: Baker--Ely 122
US 50: Ely--Austin 129
NV 376 and NV 377: US 50--Belmont 140
US 50: Austin--Fallon 145
NV 722: Old US 50 Loop 154
US 50: Fallon--Carson City 155
Alternate US 95: US 50--Yerington 161
4. US 95 and US 6: The Silver Trails 171
US 95: McDermitt--Winnemucca 172
NV 140: US 95--Oregon Border 174
US 95: Fallon--Tonopah 174
NV 361 and NV 844: US 95--Ione 187
US 6: Tonopah--Ely 190
US 95: Tonopah--Las Vegas 193
NV 156 and NV 157: Mount Charleston Loop 205
5. US 93: The Mormon Trail 207
US 93: Jackpot--Wells 209
US 93: Wells--Ely 210
US 93: Ely--Crystal Springs 213
NV 318: US 6--Crystal Springs 224
NV 375 (The Extraterrestrial Highway): Crystal Springs--Warm Springs 225
US 93: Crystal Springs--I-15 226
6. The Las Vegas Area 229
I-15: Mesquite--Goodsprings 232
NV 169, NV 167, and NV 146: I-15--Henderson 245
NV 159: Las Vegas to NV 160 251
NV 160: Arden--Pahrump 253
US 93: Las Vegas--Hoover Dam 255
US 95 and NV 163: Las Vegas--Laughlin 259
Selected Bibliography 265
Index 271
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