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Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada
by Shawn Hall
University of Nevada Press, 2002
Paper: 978-0-87417-499-1 | eISBN: 978-0-87417-561-5
Library of Congress Classification TF302.N3H35 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 385.3141979316

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Shawn Hall's immensely popular guidebooks to Nevada ghost towns have become essential resources for backcountry explorers and scholars alike. Now Hall returns to Elko County to survey the county's railroad and stage stations, as well as other sites not included in his earlier survey of this colorful section of the state. As in his earlier volumes, Hall includes a history of each site he lists, along with period and contemporary photographs, directions for locating the sites, and an assessment of their present condition. His historical accounts, based on a wide range of primary and secondary sources, are both scholarly and engaging, rich in anecdotes and personalities, and in the fascinating minutia of history often ignored by more academic writers. Shawn Hall's dedication to documenting Nevada's thousands of historic sites has enriched our knowledge of the state's relatively brief but very eventful past. Connecting the West is a worthy addition to Hall's remarkable efforts to preserve the state's history.


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