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36th State (October 31, 1864), the west.

State Abbreviation: NV

Nickname: Battle-Born State, Sagebrush State, Silver State

Origin of Name: A Spanish word meaning snow-clad.

Nevada State:

Nevada State Symbols
Capital: Carson City
Motto: All for Our Country
Nevada State Seal
Animal: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Colors: Silver and Blue
Fish: Lahontan Cutthroat
Flower: Sagebrush
Fossil: Ichthyosaur
Gemstone: Black Fire Opal
Grass: Indian Rye Grass
Metal: Silver
Reptile: Desert Tortoise
Rock: Sandstone
Semi-precious Gemstone: Turquoise
Song: Home Means Nevada
Tree: The Single-Leaf Piñon and the Bristlecone Pine

Things to Know

Nevada is the driest state in the nation with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 inches.

The fabulous Comstock Lode , a rich deposit of silver ore, was discovered in 1859 at the present site of Virginia City.

Nevada is the gambling and entertainment capital of the United States.

Hoover Dam , near Las Vegas, impounds the waters of Lake Mead, one of the world's largest artificial lakes.

Lake Tahoe , on the Nevada-California border, is one of the nation's loveliest lakes.

Major Rivers: Colorado River , Columbia River , Humboldt River , Truckee River .

Famous Nevadans

Andre Agassi (1970- ), professional tennis player.

Patricia Ryan Nixon (1912-1993), wife of Richard Nixon, thirty-seventh President of the United States.

Things to Do

Nevada State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
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Things To Do-Other Sites

Nevada State Quarter
Read about the Nevada State Quarter and print out the color page.

Nevada Kids Page with games, information, tours, and a teachers section.

Lesson Plans

Hoover Dam Learning Packet

Sites to See

Native Americans In Nevada

Nevada Native Animals
Native American names of Nevada animals.


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