Sam Davis

Sagebrush School

The main contribution to American literature from Nevada's mining frontier, 1859 to 1914, was the writing of the Sagebrush School. It was a major contribution, more important than other, better-known regional movements. Like New England's transcendentalism, the Sagebrush School was a loose, somewhat informal association of writers. In this case it refers to authors who either lived and worked in Nevada or spent formative years there during its mining booms.

John Gutzon Borglum

John Gutzon Borglum is included in the Online Nevada Encyclopedia on the basis of one work: his statue of the Nevada mining magnate John William Mackay (1831-1902), which is located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. Borglum is better known for his sculpted likenesses of four American presidents on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

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