Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State

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(State map showing highways, railroads, and air lines, in pocket, inside back cover.)

Railroads : Southern Pacific Lines (SP), Union Pacific Railroad (UP), which operate a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad (OSL), between Twin Falls, Idaho and Wells, Nevada, a branch line between Las Vegas and Boulder City, and the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad (L.A.& S.L.), Nevada Northern Railroad (NN), Western Pacific (WP), Virginia and Truckee Railroad (V&T), and the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad (N.C.B.) ; the three trunk lines (SP), (WP), and (UP), between Salt Lake and Los Angeles.

Highways : No State border inspection; State has highway patrol. Gas and water at intervals not exceeding 40 miles on Federal-numbered highways; State gasoline tax 4c, Federal gas tax 1c. Warning: If going more than a short distance off main highways carry drinking water and water for radiator. Do not drink from any but marked springs. Advisable to carry towrope on all long side-trips. If caught in sand put sagebrush under rear wheels to provide traction. On all mountain grades up-car has right of way. When leaving main highways be sure to make local inquiries on road conditions. Keep out of dry washes when heavy rains begin; the run off comes with incredible speed and may stall the car or overturn it.

Bus Lines : Burlington Transportation Co. (between San Francisco, and Chicago through Reno) ; Boise-Winnemucca Stages (between Boise, Idaho and Winnemucca) ; Feather River Stage Co. (between Loyalton, Portola, Calif., and Reno) ; Inland Stages (between Reno and Los Angeles); Mt. Lassen Motor Transit (between Reno and Westwood, Calif., and between Reno and Portola, Calif.) ; Nevada-California Stage Lines (between Reno and Sacramento, Calif.) ; Overland Stages (between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Los Angeles, Calif., through Ely and Las Vegas) ; Phoenix-Kingman-Boulder City Stages (between Las Vegas and Kingman, Ariz.) ; Pierce Arrow Stage Line seasonal from approximately June 1 to Oct. 15 (between Reno, and Sacramento,

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Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Maps xiii
  • General Information xv
  • Part I - Nevada's Background 1
  • The Silver State 3
  • Natural Setting 6
  • Plant and Animal Life *
  • First Nevadans 22
  • Wilderness to Modern State *
  • Mining and Mining Jargon 55
  • Ranching and Stock Growing *
  • Stock Jargon 75
  • Press, Church, and School 79
  • The Arts *
  • Sports and Recreation 107
  • Part II - Touring the State *
  • Part III - Appendices 287
  • Chronology 289
  • Supplementary Reading List of Nevada Books 297
  • Index Principal Reference First 305
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