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Earning A Living
Contemporary Nevada

Contemporary Nevada

Many of the jobs that people in Nevada worked to earn a living in the nineteenth century are still part of the modern economy of the state, but the style of working has changed.  The miner, hacking at hard rock with a pick, has been replaced by enormous machines that move tons of earth with just a few bites of enormous mechanical shovels.  Horse drawn plows and mowing machines have been replaced by air-conditioned tractors that quickly and efficiently prepare fields and harvest crops.  The dry goods merchant has been replaced by giant chain stores.  The way people work in Nevada and the types of jobs available have changed over time, but citizens of the state still earn a living by using the riches and resources of the Silver State.

Reader: Terry Sullivan