Make your way to the sun-soaked, rugged corner of northeast Nevada and you can vacation among the fast and the beautiful in the state’s newest tourist attraction.
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Mustang Monument, an eco-resort where guests share the land with the legendary horses of the West, officially opens Sunday, the brainchild of Madeleine Pickens, the glamorous, 60-something philanthropist and former wife of energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens.
In 2008, when the Bureau of Land Management announced it was considering euthanizing some of the wild horses being held in federal pens, Pickens adopted 600 of the mustangs and purchased 900 square miles of land outside Wells, Nevada, as a sanctuary for the animals. She considers it one of the greatest and most massive animal rescues ever.