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The Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water, and the Natural Environment

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Title

The Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water, and the Natural Environment

Description

The LSTA-grant funded digital collection, Historic Landscape of Nevada documents the historic role of water resource management in Southern Nevada. From the natural springs that attracted the earliest inhabitants and travelers, to the wells that supported early town development, to the massive federal reclamation projects that dammed the Colorado River to irrigate the California and Arizona deserts, water ruled. The basic issues of water use—its quantity, quality, and allocation—still dominate policy and politics in Nevada and the Southwest. This collection offers an incredibly diverse range of media. It brings together pictures, technical reports, maps, letters, contracts, newspapers, postcards, licenses, meeting minutes, and charts. Additionally, reports, legislation, books, and provide a snapshot of conflicts and resolutions that shaped today's water issues. This collection also contains several Primary Source sets designed to immediately connect educators with historical materials. These sets can be used to supplement teaching in a wide range of disciplines.

Creator

University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries, http://digital.library.unlv.edu/

Format

Photographs; Newspapers; Maps; Letters, correspondence, and other unpublished documents, etc.; Published print materials

Spatial Coverage

Nevada; Southern Nevada; Las Vegas; Henderson; Las Vegas Valley; Moapa Valley; Amargosa Valley; Clark County; Colorado River; Lake Mead

Temporal Coverage

1850-1980

Institution Type

Academic Library

Files

Citation

University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries, http://digital.library.unlv.edu/, "The Historic Landscape of Nevada: Development, Water, and the Natural Environment," in Nevada Digital Collections Portal, Item #29, http://omeka.library.unlv.edu/omeka/items/show/29 (accessed February 22, 2017).