Patricia D. Cafferata's Christmas in Nevada PDF

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By Patricia D. Cafferata

ISBN-10: 0874179491

ISBN-13: 9780874179491

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 via recognized Nevadans, akin to Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Robert Laxalt, and previous governors Bob checklist and Richard Bryan, yet even more of the e-book exhibits usual Nevadans celebrating in diversified methods the wonders of the season. the variety of the state’s ethnic and immigrant history is showcased by means of tales of Basque, Mexican American, local American, and African American celebrations, in addition to traditions of Italian, German, Danish, and Serbian starting place. a few of the more odd debts contain the tale of 3 miners trapped underground for forty-five days throughout the Christmas season, Tonopah’s “Nevergreen” tree, and Reno’s Santa Pub move slowly with millions of costumed revelers. via wide learn and private interviews, Patricia D. Cafferata has created a heartwarming choice of tales, certain to be valuable. no matter 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 thoughts, pleasure, and sturdy cheer.

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

• Illustrated with fifty seven historical images, many formerly unpublished

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