||Name means "snow
capped" in Spanish. Nevada is 110,540 square miles; 485 miles long, 315 miles wide,
Nevada ranks as the seventh largest in the United States. Nevada was the 36th state to be
admitted. Nevada consists of seventeen counties.
||County was created
Feb. 5 1908 and is named in honor of the U. S. senator, William A. Clark from Montana. He
is also famous for building the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. The county
is 7,881 square miles, 20,490.6 square kilometers, comparable to the area of
||Founded in 1905. The
name means "the meadows" in Spanish. Incorporated March 16, 1911, Las Vegas
covers 84.272 square miles, 219.1 square kilometers.
(land) 109,826 sq miles (water) 761 sq miles (TOTAL) 110,587 sq miles
||1861 - Admitted as
Territory of Nevada on March 2, 1861.
1864 - Admitted as the State of Nevada on October 31, 1864.
||Latitude 36:10:30 N -
Longitude 115:08:11 W
|| (average) 5,489 ft.
||Boundary Peak; 13,145 feet
||Colorado River; 470
||approximately 26 miles to the southeast of Austin, in Lander County
(Shonisaurus) was designated in 1977 as the state fossil. Nevada has the only complete
skeleton. This extinct marine reptile measures 55 feet.
||Indian Rye Grass
(Oryzopsis hymenoides), once a staple food source for Nevada Indians once used this grass
as a food source. This grass has ability to re seed itself and is ideal for areas damaged
by fire or overgrazing.
||The Desert Tortoise
(Gopherus agassizi); is the largest reptile in the Southwestern United States. They live
in the extreme southern parts of Nevada, spending most of their tim underground in burrows
to escape the heat. The Desert Tortoise lives to be 70+ years old and ranges in color from
black to tan.
||Sandstone, is found
throughout the State. This rock is famous for the natural scenery it provides throughout
||Black Fire Opal, found
in only one spot in the North American continent - Virgin Valley, Nevada.
||Adopted March 26,
1929. The state flag has a Cobalt blue background with a 5-pointed star, with the word
Nevada in gold letters under the star, located in the upper left quadrant between two
sprays of sagebrush crossed forming a half wreath. A scroll located on the top of the
wreath is gold in color and depicts the words BATTLE BORN in black letters.
||Silver and Blue
||Adopted February 24,
1866. A gold seal embossed with the words "The Great Seal of the State of
Nevada" around the edge. Interior design shows picture of mining, agriculture,
industry and Nevada scenery. Under the scroll appears the State motto, "ALL FOR OUR
||The Battle Born State
- Adopted March 26, 1937
||All for our country
Nevada" - By Mrs. Bertha Raffetto, Reno
||Desert Bighorn Sheep
||Silver State -
Sagebrush State - Battle Born State
||Sagebrush - Adopted
March 20, 1917
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