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The miner, hacking at hard rock with a pick, has been replaced by enormous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 Horse drawn plows and mowing machines have been replaced
by air-conditioned tractors that quickly and efficiently prepare fields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 The dry goods merchant has been replaced by giant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.