Happy Birthday Nevada!

This year’s Nevada Day Parade was indeed a special one as the Silver State celebrates its 150th Sesquicentennial.

While the skies above Carson City had seen rain earlier Saturday morning, they held out for the duration of the parade, with just a few sprinkles to go along with the thousands of happy, smiling faces.

Nevada is officially known as the “Silver State” due to the importance of silver it its history and economy. It is also known as the “Battle Born State,” because it achieved statehood during the Civil War. Other nicknames include the “Sagebrush State,” for the native plant of the same name, and “sage Hen State.”

Marianna Szoke / Las Vegas, Nevada