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Robert E Stewart <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:09:56 -0500
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Clearly I used the wrong  text format. Trying again in what I hope is plain 
Nevada was admitted to the Union  on October 31, 1864. In honor of the 
Sesquicentennial, longtime Nevada Author  and Publisher Stanley Paher has 
compiled "Nevadans; The Spirit of the Silver  State. (ISBN 978-0-913814-97-0. 
Jacket price is $39.95; [log in to unmask]  Indexed, heavily illustrated, with 
232 9" by 12"  pages. 
It contians writing by a number  of noted Nevada writers. Dave Basso wrote 
the two-page essay on Mark Twain as a  "Nevada Newsmaker:, in which he 
reports Twain was not beloved by all during his  20 months with the Territorial 
I have worked with, and wryiten  for, Stan's Nevada Publications since the 
1960s, and I provided two essays for  this work (Early Land Surveys in 
Nevada, and 19th Century Communications). I  also provided, at Stan's request, a 
half page write-up for the "History  Hunting: section on the how and where 
of Sam Clemens' Tahoe campsite. That  section suggests a number of 
history-related locations in Nevada worth  visiting. 
I have never claimed to have  located the documentation leading to that 
site by myself, and in the text I note  the names of key members of the team 
that did the archive searches that located  the documentation leading to the 
My own writing aside, the volume  is a treasure-trove of Nevada history all 
presented in a highly readable vormat,  and well illustrated. It arrived 
from Nevada Publications just in time for  Christmas giving. 
Robert  Stewart 
Carson  City. 
"[Mark Twain] made no real  pretense to accuracy of time, place, or 
circumstance, seeking, as he said, 'only  to tell a good story." Albert B. Paine,