Manners And Morals: Everything's Up to Date In Lida Junction

Nevadans have always clung to mildly iconoclastic notions about what is and what isn't a vice. Gambling is legal in Nevada; everybody knows that. Less well known is the fact that prostitution is also tolerated in 15 out of the state's 17 counties.* In such communities as Elko, Esmeralda and Nye, the brothel is practically an institution, like the corner drugstore and the county courthouse. Overall, one involved Nevadan opines, there are 30 to 40 brothels, with seven to ten girls apiece, in the 15 permissive counties. The opulence (or lack of it)...

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