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, Nevada, USA - 1895 - Nevada


Nevada, ne-vah'da, one of the Pacific states of the American Union, bounded N. by Oregon and Idaho, E. by Utah and Arizona, S.W. and W. by California. Excepting small areas in the N., which are drained by affluents of the Columbia, and a small section in the S., whence the water flows into the Rio Colorado, all the state belongs to the so called Great Basin, or Fremont Basin, a region whose scanty waters do not flow to the sea. The northern border of the state is in lat. 42° N.; the eastern limit is, for the most part, the meridian of 114° W. long.; and southward for more than 200 miles from the N.W. angle of the state the meridian of 120° W. is the western boundary-line. At the extreme S.E. the Rio Colorado for some distance divides Nevada from Arizona. Area, 110,700 square miles...

Indians—The aboriginals are mainly of Piute, Shoshone, and other kindred stock. They number 1552, and, notwithstanding their degraded condition when first known to white men, they have generally been disposed to adopt habits of industry. They have been placed on reservations but their numbers have rapidly decreased...

The Population in 1860 was 6857; in 1870, 42,491; in 1875, 53,540; in 1880, 62,266; in 1890, 45,761.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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