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Searchlight. The Camp That Didn't Fail. by Harry. Reid

Searchlight. The Camp That Didn't Fail.

by Harry. Reid

Publication: University of Nevada Press, 1998, Reno/Las Vegas

First edition. 8vo. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page "Searchlight, my hometown, Harry Reid, U. S. S. (United States Senate)" Cloth, blue endpapers, xxix [blank], 233 pp., frontis. (map), foreword, preface, introduction, illustrated, maps, appendices, notes, selected bibliography, index. The author is the current leader of the U. S. Senate. The history of Searchlight, Nevada, in the extreme southern tip of the state, its early settlers, the discovery of gold and silver, the small but profitable mining boom, how a town was built from a dusty mining camp, how and why the railroad and other transportation came to town, how the availability of water helped the town and near-by ranches, and much more. Fine in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 32599