Front Page Nevada, our e-book compilation of newspaper stories of historical Nevada events, is available free for a limited time to students.
Here are 53 significant events in the history of the Nevada as told by the reporters and editors who were there. These are the first-day stories, the roughest draft of history, the sometimes breathless accounts of news as it happened.
They were compiled for Nevada’s sesquicentennial — the 150th anniversary of its admission into the Union as a state in 1864 — by the Nevada Press Association from the pages of its newspapers over the previous century and a half.
From Gridley’s Sack of Flour to the Extraterrestrial Highway, these are stories unique to the Silver State — now in a new, interactive format that will give you photos, videos, links and even a pop quiz (!) at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge.
It is currently available in the iBook format for iPads, iPhones and desktop Macs. To get it, navigate to the iBooks store on your device. Search for ‘Front Page Nevada’ and download for free.