CARSON CITY — Nevada Magazine’s November/December 2013 issue, featuring former President Abraham Lincoln on the cover, now is available on newsstands throughout Nevada. In it are parallel feature stories: one about the logistics of modern mining in the state and a partner piece on Nevada’s mining history and how the innovative and lucrative Comstock Mining District propelled Nevada into statehood on Oct. 31, 1864.
Lincoln was president during the Civil War, when Nevada became a state, earning it the “Battle Born” moniker. This is the second of eight sesquicentennial special editions Nevada Magazine will produce through November/December 2014. The state of Nevada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2014.
Also highlighted in the issue are the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center, Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Sand Springs Pony Express station, the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapping on 1963, South Lake Tahoe’s new Gunbarrel Tavern and the LINQ, an open-air retail, dining and entertainment district now under construction on the Las Vegas Strip.
The magazine currently is offering a number of great holiday gifts, including the Historical Nevada book, the 2014 Nevada Historical Calendar and its special 75th-anniversary edition of 2011. Find out more at NevadaMagazine.com or by calling 775-687-0610.