Exploring the West with the Smithsonian, Part 7, Aerial America: Nevada

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Nevada is known as a Wild West state that’s still a little wild, but there’s much more to this ancient desert land than the City of Sin. This aerial tour highlights Nevada’s vital role in the shaping of America, from the mines and ghost towns of its gold and silver rush, to its icon of American ingenuity: The Hoover Dam. Discover the highs and lows of Nevada’s history, and the booms and busts that have defined it as the land of big builders and bigger dreamers. This is the final installment of seven programs from Smithsonian Channel’s epic series of the nation’s most treasured landmarks.Smithsonian Channel logo