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

Civil War left its mark on Nevada

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

Rhyolite’s boom was a bust

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

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

Tough, hearty sagebrush represents Nevada well

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Shoshone Mike’s story endures after a century #nv150

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Carson City has maintained a small-town feel since 1858 #nv150

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New Nevada sesquicentennial coin comes off 1869 press #nv150

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State flag 4.0: Nevada’s banner sees changes #nv150

State flag 4.0: Nevada’s banner sees changes

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Pythians trace roots to state’s earliest days #nv150

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River marks Nevada’s low point near Laughlin #nv150

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Black community pushed to end racial discrimination in Las Vegas #nevada #nv150

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

Lake Mead still largest reservoir in United States

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Nevada’s Capitol Building full of history #nv150

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Legislature selects Vivid Dancer Damselfly as state insect #nv150 #nevada

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

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Cowboy poet Mitchell named honorary poet for Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration #nv150

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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Paiute prophet Wovoka preached about peace #nv150

Paiute prophet Wovoka preached about peace

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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

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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

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There are casinos, and then there are *casinos.* The Mirage led the wave of expanded casino floors, but the cycle might be trending downward. #nv150 #nevada #gambling

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