||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.
||Land area 6,342 square miles.
County seat: Reno
County seat: Reno
||In May of 1868 was the
formation of a city when the railway agent held an auction of real estate.
First named Lake's Crossing for the Reno area. The name Reno came in
honor of a Union officer of the Civil War, General Jesse Lee Reno.
Land area in Reno is 148.92 sq. kilometers and the amount of surface water
is 0.51 sq kilometers.
||1861 - Admitted as
Territory of Nevada on March 2, 1861.
1864 - Admitted as the State of Nevada on October 31, 1864.
|| (average) 5,489 ft.
(land) 109,826 sq miles (water) 761 sq miles (TOTAL) 110,587 sq miles
|| Boundary Peak, 13,140 ft.
|| is along the Colorado River near its border with California (479 ft.)
||approximately 26 miles to the southeast of Austin, in Lander County
|| The Ichthyosaur
(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.
|| After a lengthy design competition, Nevada's flag was officially adopted on March 26, 1929. It was revised on June 8, 1991, and the state's name was added. It has a deep blue background and features a yellow, flowing ribbon that reads "BATTLE BORN." That phrase makes reference to Nevada becoming a state during America's Civil War. A silver star, and the word NEVADA, in a circular pattern, are featured under the ribbon. The silver star represents the states's rich silver and gold mineral wealth. This is surrounded by green sagebrush with yellow flowers. Note that sagebrush is Nevada's official state flower. |
|| 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
|| "Home Means
Nevada" - By Mrs. Bertha Raffetto, Reno
|| Single-leaf Pinon, Bristlecone Pine /font>
|| Mountain Bluebird
|| Desert Bighorn Sheep
|| Lahontan Cutthroat
|| The Silver State
|| Sagebrush - Adopted
March 20, 1917
|| Arizona - California - Idaho - Oregon - Utah