Nevada is located in the Empty Interior region, except for a west corner and a south corner, which fall in the California region. In the last 20 years its southern part has become increasingly urbanized. In 2000, the northern part was still non-metropolitan. Between 1990 and 2000, the state experienced larger areas of population growth than any other state in the Union. Nevada had some of the lowest poverty rates in the country as recently as nine years ago.
I am going to be blogging about the state of Nevada. Nevada is California’s immediate neighbor to the east, and is known as the Silver State, because of the large amount of silver mining that took place there in the 19th century. Most people only know Nevada for its gambling centers Las Vegas and Reno, but the state is rich in history and resources far beyond the glitz. I hope to demonstrate this throughout the semester, so that more people can appreciate the real beauty of Nevada.