The Flotsam Files, II

Nevada legislators plan to tax bachelors while a husband fakes death to punish his wife.

Old men in Nevada

Welcome to another installment of the Flotsam Files, an eclectic arrangement of the historical tidbits that washed across my desk this week. For no good reason, today’s edition celebrates the possibilities and potentialities of the wedded state: we encounter an early use of…



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