Pages tight and clean. Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket and ffep removed. 287 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1970. ISBN: 0874170281. The settlement of the West, like most major movements, was a many-sided phenomenon. Colorful jokes and census statistics, personal recollections and versatile journalism, biography and fiction all reflect the new society. Nevada was long passed over by pioneers and when settlement finally was attempted a large proportion of the early migrants were foreign born. On a percentage basis Nevada was the largest foreign-born state in America for two decades following the Civil War. Even with the decline of the mining bonanza the foreign born continued to be drawn to the area.