That sounds like a lot of land--and that's because it is. In fact, it's 12 percent of all privately held land in Nevada; It was sold last week to a Florida-based company that wants to increase mining and geothermal energy plants on its massive land holdings. The land is a checkerboard pattern along I-80 in Northern Nevada and was first granted to the Central Pacific Railroad in the 1860s as an incentive to build the transcontinental railroad.
So, we ask, what does this mean for our land-rich state? Post your questions and comments in the section below.
Don Pattalock, Pres, New Nevada Land and New Nevada Resources
Michael Green, historian, CSN