Nevadans, The Spirit of the Silver State by Stanley W. Paher
Introduction by Warren Lerude
"How does Nevada, which became the nation's 36th state in 1864, promote itself in the 21st century? How did the name Las Vegas circulate around the gloce within ten years after World War II, and what led Reno to become the Biggest Little City in the World?"
"This book reviews the first 150 years of Nevada's development, with sections devoted to each of the 17 counties, as well as the story of the early explorers, the emigrants and the state's silver and gold mining booms. Included are articles about ranching, agriculture, gaming, politics, the military, collectibles, and back road travel, and several other Silver State themes. Throughout, Nevada pride shines as bright as a silver dollar from the Carson City Mint.