Interesting Nevada facts

    Golden silver State
    Though Nevada is nicknamed 'Silver State', it is the largest gold-producing state in the U.S. and fourth largest gold-producer in the world. Ironically, the 'Golden State' (California) doesn't produce much gold as Alaska is the second largest gold-producing state in the U.S.

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    City that never sleeps
    With over 150,000 rooms and suites, Las Vegas, Nevada has more hotel rooms than any other city on earth. Of the top 25 largest hotels in the world, 15 are in Las Vegas

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    19% Nevada
    Nevada's the seventh-largest state in size. However, the U.S. government owns 56,961,778 acres out of the total 70,264,320 acres. So, about 81% of Nevada is owned by the federal government.

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    Silver state

    America’s largest silver deposit, the Comstock Lode, was found in Nevada in 1859.

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    Hoover Dam
    Hoover Dam, located on the border of Nevada and Arizona, is the largest public works project ever undertaken in the U.S. and has a greater structural volume than the largest Egyptian pyramid. Originally called Boulder Dam, it was renamed in 1947 after Herbert Hoover, who negotiated the Colorado River Compact as the U.S. secretary of commerce before becoming the 31st U.S. president. Ironically, Hoover hadn't even been invited to the dam's dedication ceremony.

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    Area 51
    Area 51, a top secret area of Nellis Air Force Range and Nuclear Test Site, is rumored to have housed the development of the first Stealth bomber and alien and UFO research facilities

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    Capital
    Carson City, Nevada is the capital of the Nevada since the state's formation. Carson City, Nevada is one of only two U.S. state capitals that borders another U.S. state.

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    C. Carson
    Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson was the only illiterate Brigadier General ever to serve in the United States Army. Carson eventually learned to write "C. Carson" to put his signature, but it was very difficult for him. He used to put his thumb impression on official papers. Though he was born in Kentucky, raised in Missouri and resided in New Mexico, both the capital of Nevada (Carson City) and the Carson river were named after him. A national forest in New Mexico was named for Carson as well as a county in Colorado.

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    Stratosphere
    Stratosphere Tower of Stratosphere hotel and casino in Las Vegas is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. It is the second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    Largest alpine lake

    Lake Tahoe, located along the border between California and Nevada, is the largest alpine lake in North America. It is the second deepest lake in the United States.

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    None of These Candidates
    Nevada is the only U.S. state to have a 'None of These Candidates' option available on its ballots. The option was first added to the ballot in 1975 and is used in all statewide elections, including president, US Senate and all state constitutional positions. In the event 'None of These Candidates' "wins" the election, the candidate with the next-highest total is still elected.

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    Fifteenth Amendment
    Nevada was the first state to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude"

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    Was hard hat invented specifically for workers on the Hoover Dam?
    No. While the hard hat had been invented more then a decade before construction began on Hoover Dam, in all probability it was the first major public works project in the United States requiring use of a hard hat. Edward W. Bullard invented the hard hat in 1919 with miners safety in mind (the name used in the patent application was “Hard-Boiled hat”) Golden Gate Bridge project was the first project to use hard hats in the first official “Hard Hat Area’. However, Boulder Dam (renamed 'Hoover Dam' in 1947) was the first public project that made it mandatory for workers working at the canyon bottom. The Las Vegas Review Journal in its October 28, 1931 issue wrote, “Nobody will be allowed in the canyon bottom without one of the helmets, henceforth, according to Ed Brockman, supervisor of insurance and safety for the Big Six.” The story continued, “And Six Companies is paying the bill. A helmet for every man! And more than fifty dozen already have been issued. Others are en route from the factory, enough to protect the craniums of the army in its entirety.”

    Nevada state quick facts

    Nickname Silver State List
    Capital Carson City List
    Motto All for Our Country List
    Largest city Las Vegas List
    Largest metro Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise (rank: 29) List
    Abbreviation NV List
    Population 3 million (rank: 34) List
    Population density 27 per mile2 (rank: 42) List
    Life expectancy 78.1 (rank: 36) List
    Median age 37.8 years (rank: 22) List
    Area 110,577 mile2 (rank: 7) List
    Median household income $52,008 (rank: 33) List
    Statehood October 31, 1864 (36st state) List
    Mean elevation 5,500 ft (1676 m) List
    Highest point Boundary Peak 13,147 ft (4,007m) List
    Governor Brian Sandoval (R)
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