Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Number of Pages

170

Abstract

In the years between 1870 and 1930 Southern Nevada ranchers were actively engaged in reclaiming the land for agriculture. The availability of cheap land, artesian water, railroad transportation, nearby markets, along with enthusiastic support from town boosters facilitated their determined efforts to develop agriculture as a viable economic activity. Ranching and farming played an important role in Southern Nevada's early development and contributed in a significant way to its economic growth. Moreover, it reflects a noteworthy and integral part of the area's history.

Keywords

Desert; Farming; Garden; Nevada; Ranching; Regional; Southern; Study

Controlled Subject

Geography; Agriculture

File Format

pdf

File Size

5181.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/khhh-pg8n


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