Book describes Nevada’s 150-year history in photos

2013-09-18T02:30:00Z Book describes Nevada’s 150-year history in photos Elko Daily Free Press
September 18, 2013 2:30 am

CARSON CITY — In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday in 2014, Nevada Magazine is publishing a special book titled “Historical Nevada: 150 Memorable Images in Celebration of the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial.”

This 160-page publication is a way for Nevadans and Nevada enthusiasts to celebrate the state’s heritage. The cover shows the Virginia & Truckee Railroad as it was in 1876 Carson City.

The book also pays homage to Nevada Magazine’s annual Nevada Historical Calendar, because the 150 images showcased are the most intriguing and memorable from 36 years of calendars (1978-2013).

“We carefully scanned and edited the photos to preserve their original attributes,” said Nevada Magazine Publisher Janet Geary. “We know you will enjoy this nine-decade journey through the different eras that shaped Nevada and helped create the state we know and love today.”

From 1870s Virginia City to 1950s Las Vegas, “Historical Nevada” illustrates the Silver State’s rise from a sparsely populated mining mecca into a world-renowned tourist destination. It also includes a foreword by Richard Moreno, who was the Nevada Magazine publisher from 1992 to 2006. He has authored a number of Nevada history books, most recently “A Short History of Carson City,” and is currently a professor at Western Illinois University.

Each book is $29.95 plus $6 shipping and handling. To pre-order, visit nevada or call 775-687-0610. Nevada state employees can get the Historical Nevada book for $25 by emailing carrie@

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