On March 29, National Nevada Day ushers The Battle Born State.
Joining West Virginia as the only other state to be granted statehood during the Civil War, Nevada is a study in contrasts.

The mostly desert landscape is nearly devoid of trees. With vast open spaces, dramatic gorges, majestic mountains and windswept rock formations, the state transforms quickly.

Nevada may have once been the loneliest state and is home to the loneliest highway. After the Comstock Lode discovery of silver in 1859, the population grew dramatically. By 1864 when the state was admitted to the union, Nevada lacked the 60,000 to be granted statehood and didn’t gain the residents until 1880. It would even lose population according to the U.S. Census Bureau and not achieve the qualifying numbers again until 1910.

Greater Than a Tourist – Las Vegas Nevada USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local Paperback – August 23, 2017

by Angela McQuay (Author), & 2 more
Greater Than a Tourist – Las Vegas Nevada USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local Paperback – August 23, 2017

by Angela McQuay (Author), & 2 more

Lonely or not, Nevada was the first state to vote for the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Nevada wasn’t lonely for long. The population exploded when two railroads connected in 1905 and established a town called Las Vegas and first platted in 1910. It would be 30 years before the first resort would open. Casinos and glamour would soon follow.

Bullhead City and Laughlin’s Amazing History! Paperback – January 23, 2018

by Drake Weston (Author)
Bullhead City and Laughlin’s Amazing History! Paperback – January 23, 2018

by Drake Weston (Author)

As the casinos began to sprout, construction of Hoover Dam began. Formerly named Boulder Dam, the dam on the Colorado River provides hydropower to Nevada, Arizona, and California.

The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book) Paperback – September 12, 2006

by Elizabeth Mann  (Author), Alan Witschonke (Illustrator)
The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book) Paperback – September 12, 2006

by Elizabeth Mann  (Author), Alan Witschonke (Illustrator)

Most of the state is made up of National Parks providing some of the best opportunities for star-gazing anywhere. Perhaps that’s why Area 51 attracts so much attention and mystery. Well, who are we kidding?

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Hidden Treasures

Pioneer Hotel – Elko

Valley of Fire – Overton

The Mob Museum – Las Vegas

Bowers Mansion Region Park – Carson City

Fly Geyser – Gerlach


Patrick Anthony McCarran – Senator – (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954)

HistoricalFindings Photo: Patrick Anthony McCarran,United States Senator from Nevada,Politician,1947,2

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HistoricalFindings Photo: Patrick Anthony McCarran,United States Senator from Nevada,Politician,1947,2

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Fred Balzar – Governor – (June 15, 1880- March 21, 1934)


Frederick Delongchamps – Architect – (June 2, 1882 – February 11, 1969)


James E. Casey – Businessman – March 29, 1888 – June 6, 1983)

James Casey founder uf United Parcel Service
James Casey founder of United Parcel Service

Sarah Winnemucca – Author – ( Abt. 1844- October 17, 1891)

Sarah Winnemucca (American Indian Lives) Hardcover – March 1, 2001

by Sally Zanjani (Author)
Sarah Winnemucca (American Indian Lives) Hardcover – March 1, 2001

by Sally Zanjani (Author)

Ruthe Deskin – Journalist – (February 20, 1916 – February 14, 2004)


Procter R. Hug Jr. – Judge – (March 11, 1931 -)


Dawn Wells – Actress – (October 18, 1938 – )

What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life Paperback – March 27, 2019

by Dawn Wells (Author), Steve Stinson  (Author)
What Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide To Life Paperback – March 27, 2019

by Dawn Wells (Author), Steve Stinson  (Author)

Art Bell – Broadcaster -(June 17, 1945 – )

The Art of Talk Hardcover – September 1, 1998

by Art Bell  (Author)
The Art of Talk Hardcover – September 1, 1998

by Art Bell  (Author)

Andre Agassi – Tennis Player – (April 29, 1970 – )

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