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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » West

Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years

provides more than 1500 primary documents, photos, and maps that tell the story of southern Nevada's boom towns (in the late 19th and early 20th centuries). Special sections focus on mines and the railroad. Business records and newspaper articles are included, along with suggested learning activities. (UNLV, Institute of Museum and Library Services)

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Interesting Fact:

Ranching in Southern Nevada, like ranching in the other arid western states, was a hard outdoor life, eking out what would grow in the highly alkaline soil using what water was available and raising what livestock could survive on the scrub that grew near the water on the range.
A. N. Bradshaw driving Model T truck near Ione, Identifier, 0221 0580.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

Model T near Ione

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