The Silver State

Nevada got its name from a Spanish word which means “snow clad”, as it relates to our Sierra Nevada Mountain Snow Peaks! The discovery of the Comstock Lode, a massive silver deposit in 1859 brought many fortune seekers. Shortly after, statehood followed in 1864 when Nevada was admitted as the 36th state.

Nevada is located in a mountain region that includes both semi arid grass lands and sandy deserts. It is the most arid “dry” state in the USA. Like an oasis in the desert, Nevada’s two main cities; Las Vegas and Reno attract fortune seekers from around the globe, hoping to strike it rich in one of the many casinos. The capital of the State of Nevada is Carson City. Nevada is the 7th most extensive state of the 50 United States.

Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state’s land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.

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Nevada is the driest state in the United States. It is made up of mostly desert and semiarid climate regions, daytime summer temperatures sometimes may rise as high as 48 °C.  The winter season in the southern part of the state tends to be of short duration and mild.

The main attractions: 

1. Las Vegas “Strip”

2. National Automobile Museum

3. Hoover Dam

4. Grand Canyon

5. Lake Tahoe

6. Lake Mead

7. Red Rock Canyon

8. Great Basin National Park

9. Valley of Fire National Park

10. Death Valley National Park


Marianna Szoke / Las Vegas, Nevada