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History:

"Nevada is the seventh largest of the 50 states, but is one of the most sparsely populated. Carson City, in the western part of the state, is the capital. Gambling is legal in Nevada, and Las Vegas, the state’s largest city, is known internationally for its opulent casinos and as an entertainment destination. Nevada is also home to the Hoover Dam, which was the single largest public works project in the history of the United States, and Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country."

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Fun Facts and Trivia:

"There were 16,067 slots in Nevada in 1960. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents."

 

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Things to Pack:

"Pack clothing for a variety of weather conditions including extremely hot weather, if traveling during the summer months. Temperatures in the high deserts from June through September routinely hit 100 degrees during the peak daytime hours."

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Outdoors

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Where to Go

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Reno

History:

"With the discovery of the Comstock Lode in the nearby Virginia City foothills in 1859, the river crossing became increasingly important for the growing trade in mining and agriculture. Reno was officially established in 1868, the same year that the transcontinental railroad, which paralleled the Truckee River, reached the town."

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Virginia City

History:

"The 19th century mining bonanza turned Virginia City into the most important industrial city between Denver and San Francisco, and it turned destitute prospectors from all over the world into millionaires."

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Fallon

History:

"The first permanent settlement in Churchill County was called "Ragtown". It was an emigrant station established in 1855 by Asa Kenyon and his wife Catherine to sell provisions to those who survived the perilous crossing. The name probably came from emigrants who washed their clothing and hung it to dry on the trees and bushes."

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Top Gun Raceway

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Lake Tahoe

History:

"With a total population of 65,000 and approximately 3 million visitors each year, the Tahoe Basin remains the same awe-inspiring place that drew the Washoe Indians here 10 thousand years ago. Tourism booms as the area’s main source of income, while visitors and locals alike bask in the outdoor and indoor recreational options available at every turn. North Lake Tahoe continues to produce nationally ranked athletes year after year; the rich and famous continue to flock here; and the wildlife continues to abound. Most importantly though, the Lake remains an icon of American history, tradition and values."

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Las Vegas

History:

"The history of Las Vegas is fascinating. From its earliest days as a Native American oasis, to the Wild West, to today's glittering global tourism mecca, Las Vegas has seen and done it all."

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Boulder City

History:

"Lying above the deep, narrow Black and Boulder canyons of the Colorado River on the Nevada-Arizona border, it was established in 1931 by the federal government as a residential community for personnel employed at Hoover (Boulder) Dam and other local construction projects, including Lake Mohave and Davis Dam. From 1931 to 1935, during the construction of the Hoover Dam, Boulder City housed more than 4,000 workers in 1,500 buildings."

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Murals & Hoover Dam

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Carson City

History:

"Following the discovery of gold and silver on the nearby Comstock Lode in 1859, Carson City became a thriving commercial center. Abe Curry, then built the crude Warm Springs Hotel a mile to the east, and when Carson City was selected as the territorial capital in 1861, leased it to the Legislature as a meeting hall."

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Nevada Day

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Genoa

History:

"Douglas County and Carson Valley history is very young, an important chapter in the romantic "Old West". Explorers and trappers made their way through this area but it wasn't until June of 1851 when John Reese and his party built a trading post that the area began to attract settlers and became a permanent settlement."

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Tonopah

History:

"Tonopah Springs, later the site of one of the richest booms in the West, was an Indian campground for many years, long before Jim Butler spent a chilly night here. "

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Central Nevada Museum & Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Goldfield

History:

"On October 20th 1903 a group of thirty six prospectors and investors organized a meeting to establish the town site. They elected Al Myers of Cripple Creek Colorado as President, and Claude M. Smith a former school teacher from California as Recorder. During this meeting they voted to change the Mining District and town name to Goldfield. They felt the mining district and town would be easier to promote with a name like Goldfield, instead of Grandpa. Thus the town of Goldfield was born."

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