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 Symbols
Motto: All for Our Country
Nevada State Seal
Colors: Silver and Blue
Fish: Lahontan Cutthroat
Gemstone: Black Fire Opal
Grass: Indian Rye Grass
Semi-precious Gemstone: Turquoise
Song: Home Means Nevada
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.
, 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.
near Las Vegas, impounds the waters of Lake Mead, one of the world's
largest artificial lakes.
on the Nevada-California border, is one of the nation's loveliest lakes.
), professional tennis player.
(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
Read about the Nevada State Quarter and print out the color page.
Nevada Kids Page with games, information, tours, and a teachers section.
Dam Learning Packet
Sites to See
Americans In Nevada
Nevada Native Animals
Native American names of Nevada animals.