%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
Earning A Living
Migrations
(1840-1872)

Looking for Land to Farm

Even in the dry landscape of Nevada, people who came to settle were often looking for land where they could grow crops and raise livestock. Fertile valleys with a steady water source were quickly claimed and inhabited, and farms and ranches were established throughout the state.
 

Photo Credit:
Nevada Commission on Tourism