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Nevada 150

Celebrating the Silver State

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Nevada 150

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The story behind Nevada's "Battle Born" nickname. #NV150

Civil War left its mark on Nevada

What might have been ... but Rhyolite was always more about bull than bullion.

Rhyolite’s boom was a bust

Virginia City grew from 2,345 in 1860 to 7,046 a decade later. #nv150

Tough, understated, built to survive. A state flower that fits #nv150

Tough, hearty sagebrush represents Nevada well

Shoshone Mike’s story endures after a century #nv150

New Nevada sesquicentennial coin comes off 1869 press #nv150

Pythians trace roots to state’s earliest days #nv150

River marks Nevada’s low point near Laughlin #nv150

Lake Mead still largest reservoir in United States #nevada #nv150

Nevada’s Capitol Building full of history #nv150

Divorce capital: Six-week split spurred Nevada economy #nv150

BOOM years: Las Vegas witnessed implosions of many closed resorts #nevada #nv150

Scientists conducted first atomic bomb test in 1951, last in ’92 #nevada #nv150 #history

Scientists conducted first atomic bomb test in 1951, last in ’92

Nevada ex-first ladies tell stories of their time in Governor’s Mansion #nv150

Nye County: home to Shoshone, Paiutes before miners, scientists arrived #nv150

Lake Tahoe: Twain called it the ‘fairest picture the whole world affords’ #travel #nv150 #nevada #california

Paiute prophet Wovoka preached about peace #nv150

Paiute prophet Wovoka preached about peace

Before she died in December 1925, the Washoe Indian basket maker called Dat So La Lee insisted that she should be buried with one of her baskets. #nv150

Washoe Indian woman’s art adorns museums

Plenty of reminders are around to this day that Howard Hughes ranks as perhaps the most influential person in Las Vegas history, not only for what he did, but what he didn’t do. #casino #gaming #nv150

Howard Hughes changed Vegas