Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State — edited by Geoff Schumacher
Full-color, 12 x 9″ pictorial history. 296 pages, Hardcover, jacket. (Scroll down to view a selection of interior layout pages.)
This is the official commemorative volume of the history of Nevada for the state’s Sesquicentennial celebration, 2014.
October 31, 2014, will mark the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood. The official commemorative volume of the Nevada Sesquicentennial, Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State is a compelling historical, visual, and cultural portrait of the “Battle Born” state. Editor Geoff Schumacher, a well-known Nevada journalist and author, brings together contributions from the state’s finest writers and photographers. This ambitious book profiles each of Nevada’s seventeen counties, as well as its diverse cultural treasures. Natural landmarks from Lake Tahoe to Red Rock Canyon are highlighted, along with the neon metropolises of Las Vegas and Reno. Photographic essays cover the most important facets of the state, from mining and gaming to ranching and entertainment. Although history is an important component, it is only one element of the rich texture of this volume, which also looks at the state’s present and future and Nevada’s place in the West, in America, and in the world. Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State is distributed by the University of Nevada Press.