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History of Nevada, USA

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In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.

There were 16,067 slots in Nevada in 1960. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents.

Nevada takes its name from a Spanish word meaning snow-clad. Most of the state is desert but the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Reno and the Ruby Mountains near Elko has snow for half the year.

Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.

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Nevada contains the most mountain ranges of any state in the USA. In Spanish, Nevada is "snow-capped range".



There is MUCH more to discover about Nevada, USA. Read on!
  • 1821 - Mexico took control of the Nevada area

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • 1841 - Earliest immigrants, the Bartleson-Bidwell party, passed through Nevada

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • 1842 - Capt. John Fremont and party were first white men to view Lake Tahoe

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • 1846 - Donner party became trapped in the Sierras. 47 out of 87 perished.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • 1859 - Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the fabulous Comstock Lode. Its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, barite, and tungsten.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nevada.html

  • 1864 - October 31 - Nevada became 36th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • News 1869 - The Nevada Assembly has stricken out the word "white" from the Constitution by a vote of 24 to 14. The Constitutional Amendment for female suffrage was defeated.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 6, 1869

  • 1869 - Gambling was legalized in Nevada - transcontinental railroad crossed Nevada for the first time

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • News 1871 - Nevada silk-worms reeled out 300,000 cocoons last year.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871

  • News 1889 - January 1 - A total eclipse is seen over parts of California and Nevada.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1889

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    Round house and Shops, Sparks, Nev.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Nevada
    Nevada, ne-vah'da, one of the Pacific states of the American Union, bounded N. by Oregon and Idaho, E. by Utah and Arizona, S.W. and W. by...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Nevada - Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nevada.html

  • 1918 - State prohibition law went into effect

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

  • News 1924 - February 7 - Capital punishment: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 7, 1924

  •  Nevada, USA
    Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World
    Postcard
  •  Nevada, USA
    Ormsby County Court House, Carson City, Nevada
    Postcard
  • News 1931 - March 17 – Nevada legalizes gambling.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 17, 1931

  • 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
    Government Spending Is To Be Ended
    Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

    by Frederick A. Storm
    United Press White House...Read MORE...


  • News 1936 - October 9 - The Hoover Dam Produces Electricity
    The Hoover Dam took almost five years to build. It stands 726 feet tall and is 660 feet thick at its base. Many dams are built to control flooding,...Read MORE...


  • 1951 - The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission began testing in newly established Nevada Proving Grounds

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

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  • 1821 - Mexico took control of the Nevada area

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • 1841 - Earliest immigrants, the Bartleson-Bidwell party, passed through Nevada

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • 1842 - Capt. John Fremont and party were first white men to view Lake Tahoe

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • 1846 - Donner party became trapped in the Sierras. 47 out of 87 perished.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • 1859 - Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the fabulous Comstock Lode. Its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, barite, and tungsten.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nevada.html
  • 1864 - October 31 - Nevada became 36th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • 1869 - Gambling was legalized in Nevada - transcontinental railroad crossed Nevada for the first time

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • News  1869 - The Nevada Assembly has stricken out the word "white" from the Constitution by a vote of 24 to 14. The Constitutional Amendment for female suffrage was defeated.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 6, 1869
  • News  1871 - Nevada silk-worms reeled out 300,000 cocoons last year.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 17, 1871
  • News  1889 - January 1 - A total eclipse is seen over parts of California and Nevada.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1889
  • 1895 - Nevada
    Nevada, ne-vah'da, one of the Pacific states of the American Union, bounded N. by Oregon and Idaho, E. by Utah and Arizona, S.W. and W. by... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Nevada - Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nevada.html
  • 1918 - State prohibition law went into effect

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • News  1924 - February 7 - Capital punishment: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 7, 1924
  • News  1931 - March 17 – Nevada legalizes gambling.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 17, 1931
  • 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
    Government Spending Is To Be Ended
    Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

    by Frederick A. Storm
    United Press White House... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - October 9 - The Hoover Dam Produces Electricity
    The Hoover Dam took almost five years to build. It stands 726 feet tall and is 660 feet thick at its base. Many dams are built to control flooding,... Read MORE...

  • 1951 - The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission began testing in newly established Nevada Proving Grounds

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm

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