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Essay about a Concise History of Rachel Nevada

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When most people today consider the state Nevada , they think about gambling, quickly weddings and simple divorces, prostitution and twenty four hour per day drinking. Reno and Las Vegas have capitalized on these markets and use these to attract tourist into their casinos. 1 town in Nevada brings tourist for a completely different reason. Just a short 2 hour drive from Las Vegas city of Rachel Nevada pulls in tourist hoping to catch a glimpse of something extraterrestrial. Rachel is the latest city in Nevada. Before the town was named Rachel it was known as Tempiute Village but was also called Sands Springs Valley. It was a public property until D.C Day and also some other farmers flipped it into personal property for homesteading. To get the land the guys needed to successfully farm some of the property for a certain number of years. The guys decided to grow mainly alfalfa together with corn and sugar beets. Even though the expense of keeping the farm running was large compared to payout price for the crops D.C Day did eventually receive a name for 4000 acres. Day needed to seek investors to keep the farm going so he formed a corporation and found and investor in Dallas. The investment dropped once the investor died from using a sheep's blood transfusion. So D.C. Day decided that the best solution was dividing his territory into a house lots. The Union Carbide reopened the Lincoln Mine in 1976. With the mine started D. C Day had the starting of a true city. In 1976 Day and J.R. Robinson constructed a trailer park and electricity came from expensive generators. It was not until after Mel Brown Company bought some land from Day that the town had some electricity in 1978. The first child born was Rachel Jones. She was born at a mobile home on Feb. 15, 1978. The arrival was s.. .

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