Picture of state The shape of Nevada is represented in green.
Nevada State Flag The Nevada state flag says “Battle Born” and “Nevada” on it. In between the two, it has a star.
State Motto and Nickname The state motto is “All for our country”. The state nickname is “The Silver State”.
Nevada State Song Home Means Nevada Written & Music by Bertha Raffetto Way out in the land of the setting sun, Where the wind blows wild and free, There's a lovely spot, just the only one That means home sweet home to me. If you follow the old Kit Carson trail, Until desert meets the hills, Oh you certainly will agree with me, It's the place of a thousand thrills. Home means Nevada Home means the hills, Home means the sage and the pine. Out by the Truckee, silvery rills, Out where the sun always shines, Here is the land which I love the best, Fairer than all I can see. Deep in the heart of the golden west Home means Nevada to me. 1 Whenever the sun at the close of day, Colors all the western sky, Oh my heart returns to the desert grey And the mountains tow'ring high. Where the moon beams play in shadowed glen, With the spotted fawn and doe, All the live long night until morning light, Is the loveliest place I know. Home means Nevada Home means the hills, Home means the sage and the pines. Out by the Truckee's silvery rills, Out where the sun always shines, There is the land that I love the best, Fairer than all I can see. Right in the heart of the golden west Home means Nevada to me. 2
Nevada State Landmark Hoover Dam It is located in Boulder City and is a gravity-arch dam of the Colorado River. The Hoover Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric power producing facility and largest concrete structure. It was completed in 1935.
Nevada State Landmark Las Vegas It is the top vacation spot. It is the most populous city in Nevada and the entertainment capitol of the world. It is also known as Sin City. Las Vegas is known for its casinos.
State Governor – Jim Gibbons He was born and raised in Sparks and attended Nevada public schools. He then attended the University of Nevada and earned his Juris Doctorate from Southwest University School of Law. He served 3 terms in the Nevada State Legislature. In 1993, he became Republican Whip of the State Assembly. He was elected Governor of the State of Nevada in 2006.
State Capital: Carson City Carson City was named after the Carson River by founder Abraham Curry in 1860. In 1861 the Nevada Territory was formed and Carson made its capital. Nevada was granted statehood on Oct. 31, 1864. Of the 17 counties in Nevada, only Carson City and Virginia City have remained county seats since the beginning of statehood. Spooner Lake Ski Area is a major attraction of Carson City. In 1859 the Comstock Lode silver strike was discovered, sparking the first major wave of emigration into the area.
Major Industries and Exports Industries Tourism Mining Ranching Gaming Exports Las Vegas playing cards Tobacco
Major Universities and Logos UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNR – University of Nevada, Reno