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Outback Nevada: Public Domain and Environmental Challenge
Abstract. With the arrival of Euro-Americans to Nevada, settlers and travelers experienced struggles and opportunities on Nevada’s marginal lands. These lands did not fit well with Euro-American ideas of progress and ...
Reno at the Races: Sporting Life versus Progressive Reform
The thesis examines horse race betting in the state of Nevada from 1915 to 1931 and how two opposing forces — sporting life and progressive reform — converged as state lawmakers passed progressive gambling legislation. ...
A History of Hoptopia: The Local and Global Roots of a Willamette Valley Specialty Crop
Among the grain fields and orchards of Oregon's Willamette Valley grows a distinctive plant called hops. The specialty crop is non-native, but local farming communities have welcomed it for nearly 150 years. In this rural ...
Washoe Redux: Territory, Sovereignty, and Anthropologists
Adding to the small body of historical and ethnohistorical scholarship on the Washoe Indians, including the works of James Downs, Jo Ann Nevers, and Mathew Makley, this thesis traces the route followed by the Washoe Indians ...