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Roadside History of Nevada
     

Roadside History of Nevada

by Richard Moreno, Moreno
 
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,

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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 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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Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878424108
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Roadside History Series
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
1,209,161
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(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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