The collection of Nevada stories and anecdotes included herein has proven to be one of the most well-received works ever published about this state. The enormous diversity of subject matter in these stories ranges from traditional western themes about gunfights, robberies, stage lines, railroads, mining and ghost towns to lesser-known topics as midwifery, hobos, Tommy Knockers, suffrage and pupfish. Other stories offer glimpses into the lives of famous, or infamous, Nevadans like Howard Hughes, Wyatt Earp, the first woman sheriff, Josie Pearl, and Paiute Princess Sarah Winnemucca. Chapters include gambling, mining, politics, entertainment, banking, transportation and agriculture . Also present are segments on the various ethnic groups that played a part in Nevada's development. Collectors of the artifacts and ephemera of Nevada's history will find stories on such fields as coins, books, bottles, stock certificates, postage stamps, gaming chips, and trade tokens. And, for lovers of Nevada literature, there are original poems and previously unpublished writings by two of the state's great authors, Walter Van Tilburg Clark and Robert Laxalt.
Filled with historical photos, this is truly a fascinating insight into the history of a unique and colorful state.