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    In module #7, we enter the period 1880-1900. This period has often been referred to as Nevada’s  “Depression Period” due to the collapse of the mining economy, the loss of about 30% of the state’s  population, and the crippling impact of the nationwide economic depression of 1893-97. The author  of our textbook, Michael Green, breaks from that tradition, and rightly so, because although the  economic doldrums dominated the era, the reform efforts that permeate the period are equally  important and interesting. It is no coincidence that Nevada began its relationship with a vice-based  tourism economy during this period. Seeing few alternatives to mining, Nevada was willing to accept  practices that were deemed immoral or uncivilized in other states.   In  Nevada: A History of the Silver State , Chapter 7 What does  Borrasca  mean in English, and how does it describe Nevada’s mining economy in the early 1890s?  unprosperous and unprofitable mines.  Nevada’s mining gross yield of $46 million in 1876 plummeted all the way to  2 mil in 1894.
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