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Stephens Press book will mark Nevada’s 150th birthday

Stephens Press will publish a book commemorating Nevada’s 150th birthday.

The Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial Planning Committee announced Wednesday that it chose Stephens, a Las Vegas publisher owned by Review-Journal parent Stephens Media, to produce “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.”

The book will profile Nevada’s 17 counties and its major cities, as well as natural landmarks including Lake Tahoe and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It also will examine entertainment, gaming, mining, ranching and other industries important to the state’s development.

Stephens has tapped Geoff Schumacher, a veteran Nevada journalist, to edit the book. Schumacher is putting together a team of editors, writers and photographers to work on the project.

“While history will be a vital component, it will be just one element of this book’s rich texture,” he said in a statement. “From desolate dry lakes to bustling urban streetscapes, all aspects of Nevada will be explored, with the goal of accurately and perceptively depicting a state that’s too often misunderstood.”

Stephens Press Publisher Carolyn Hayes Uber said the book is scheduled for release in late fall.

Review-Journal Publisher Bob Brown is co-chair of the planning committee.

Contact reporter Jennifer Robison at jrobison@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4512. Follow @J_Robison1 on Twitter.

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