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Nevada and Water Rights
They say that in the 21st century water will be as valuable as gold in the American West. Since that will undoubtedly be true you are going to need to know as much about water rights as mineral rights. T. Boone Pickens, legendary oil man, isn’t waiting for that eventuality. He made billions of dollars int he 20th century investing in oil and gas and he began the 21st century buying up water rights in Texas read more…
The most famous landowner in Nevada has been widower Ben Cartwright who ran the Ponderosa Ranch with his three sons (all by different wives) on NBC’s iconic western drama, Bonanza. The Ponderosa spread across 937 square miles of timberland on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake that straddles the Nevada border with California. The landscape was so enticing it lured the show off its Hollywood soundstage to film on location and the Nevada set was a popular tourist attraction for decades after the series wound up in 1973.
Viewers of the fourteen seasons of Bonanza would find it difficult to reconcile the verdant Ponderosa with the reality of Nevada that is virtually all semi-arid desert. Route 50 that traverses the central part of the state through the Great Basin has been tagged “The Loneliest Road in America” for its desolation. These “lonely lands” offer affordable land to bargain hunters in the northern Nevada counties of Humboldt, Lander and Elko.
Nevada has been called the Silver State ever since the Comstock Lode was uncovered in 1859 and made the nearby town of Virginia City the richest on earth. More than 85% of Nevada land is public and metal detecting is still a popular activity here. Others value the open country for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Nevada is the driest state in America, averaging less than seven inches of rain per year so outdoor plans are rarely scuttled.
Come winter Nevadans pursue their passions in the Sierra Nevada mountains where enough snow falls that Squaw Valley was tabbed to host the 1960 Winter Olympics. Nevada boasts 172 mountain summits with 2,000 feet of prominence, more than any state in the Lower 48. Those peaks support 15 full-service ski resorts and over 500 square miles of virgin snow for backcountry adventures.
All of that and Las Vegas too.