Sagebrush State


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Noun1.Sagebrush State - a state in the southwestern United StatesSagebrush State - a state in the southwestern United States
Hoover Dam - a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Lake Mead - the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
capital of Nevada, Carson City - capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
Las Vegas - largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess
Reno - a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; known for gambling casinos and easy divorce and remarriage
Black Rock Desert - a desert in northwestern Nevada
Death Valley - a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
Lake Tahoe - a lake on the border between Nevada and California to the west of Carson City; a popular resort area
Colorado River, Colorado - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
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It is known as the "Sagebrush State" because of the native eponymous plant.
It's a veritable Comstock Lode of Sagebrush State Jewry.
In the hands of the hysterical right-wing politicians that grow like nettles in the sagebrush states, this temporary economic dislocation represents an opportunity for demagoguery that rallies supporters, bolsters their political fortunes and, as an unfortunate side effect, leads to dead wolves, threatened and jailed environmentalists and, if you want to take the broad view, the bombing of public buildings in places like Oklahoma City.