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By Patricia D. Cafferata

The pleasant and touching tales in Christmas in Nevada inform how Nevadans have celebrated the vacation, from 1858 to the current day. a few are instructed by way of recognized Nevadans, reminiscent of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Robert Laxalt, and previous governors Bob checklist and Richard Bryan, yet even more of the booklet indicates traditional Nevadans celebrating in various methods the wonders of the season. the variety of the state’s ethnic and immigrant background is showcased through tales of Basque, Mexican American, local American, and African American celebrations, besides traditions of Italian, German, Danish, and Serbian beginning. a number of the more odd bills contain the tale of 3 miners trapped underground for forty-five days through the Christmas season, Tonopah’s “Nevergreen” tree, and Reno’s Santa Pub move slowly with hundreds of thousands of costumed revelers. via broad learn and private interviews, Patricia D. Cafferata has created a heartwarming number of tales, absolute to be precious. even if Santa arrives on a sleigh in a mining camp in Silver top, Esmeralda County, or a zipper line down Fremont highway, Las Vegas, Christmas in Nevada brings hot stories, pleasure, and reliable cheer.

• encompasses a tale from all of the state’s seventeen counties

• Illustrated with fifty seven old photos, many formerly unpublished

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