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Notable IndividualsThere were some famous people in Nevada such as Ben Alexander(actor), Andre Agassi(tennis player), Abby Dalton(actress), Lute Pease(cartoonist), and many more.

Founding of the StateNevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of the two states added to the Union during the Civil War. The first state added to the Union at that time was West Virginia.

NevadaThe Silver State

AgricultureHay, to feed livestock, is the states biggest crop. Others are alfalfa seed, barley, garlic, mint, onions, potatoes, and wheat.

Las Vegas

Region, Geography, andClimateNevada is sunny and dry. The state is in the western, mountain west, and southeastern region of the United States. Longitude: 114`W to 120`WLatitude: 35`N to 42`N

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State Capital

State Symbol

Famous LandmarksSome interesting places could be the Hoover Dam, Mob Museum, Great Basin National Park, Neon Museum, National Automobile Museum, and Pinball Hall of Fame.

Neon Museum

Origin of State FlagThe first flag was created by Governor John Sparks and Col. Harry Dayin 1905. The current flag had its origin in a design contest announced in 1926. The winning design was by Louis Shellback lll.

Origin of the State NameNevada means Sierra Nevada in Spanish. It is also a mountain range in Spain meaning snow covered mountain range. "Nevada" is the Spanish feminine form of "covered in snow".

Andre Agassi

Major CitiesSome major cities are Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sparks, and Henderson.


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