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The Other Land of Lincoln: Nevada and the Politics of Statehood

People say that Chicagoans have more in common with people in Milwaukee than those in Springfield, and the states are relics of the past. But a look at Nevada’s history tells us otherwise. Without the worry over Lincoln’s re-election, Nevada would never have become a state. Without Lincoln, there is no Las Vegas Strip, no Oceans 11, and, indeed, no Nevada.

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