A solar land rush in the West

By Hillary Angelo, current Member in the School of Social Science:

"Beatty, an old gold rush town in Nye County, Nevada, looks like a Wild West stage set. Burros, legacies of the region’s mining past, wander the streets. A century ago, it was a bustling three-railroad town. Today, it’s home to 854 people. Beatty has two gas stations, one excellent barbecue restaurant, and no stoplights. At Happy Burro Chili & Beer, a meal costs less than ten dollars and you can still smoke inside."

Read more at Harper's Magazine and listen to Angelo's conversation on the podcast, Think.