Ronald J. Reiser
It was just a few issues back, around April 1, that we proposed doing something about securing our borders against those Nevadans of California origin (NOCOS). Along comes an aid to that effort—a Nevada passport signed by Kit Carson, no less. It’s a sort of Pocket Nevada, filled with 36 pages of facts on the state’s symbols, industries, cities, population, oddball factoids (Las Vegas has the world’s longest fire truck) and so on. One entire page is devoted to the state’s record-length fish—bass, pike, perch, etc.—and the dates they were caught. The information is mostly accurate, but there are problems and stale information. The famed “last stagecoach robbery” in Jarbidge was actually a mail wagon robbery, and Nevada now has three, not two, members of the U.S. House. It’s available at Sundance Books.