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20 Facts About Nevada

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Here are some interesting facts about Nevada.

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Nevada produces more gold than any other state in the nation. Report Abuse
If fact, only South Africa produces more gold than Nevada.
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Gambling was illegal in Nevada in 1910. Report Abuse
In 1931, it became legal again.
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Nevada is home to Area 51. Report Abuse
Area 51 is top secret area used by the air force. What happens in this area is classified as top secret. Very few personnel have access to this area.
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The slot machine was invented in 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. Report Abuse
The machine was popular and became the model on which future slot machines were based.
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Hoover Dam workers were the first to wear hard hats. Report Abuse
In fact, they were specifically designed for the workers on that project.
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The Loneliest Highway is located in Nevada. Report Abuse
It is Nevada's State Highway 50. There are very few businesses and even less signs of civilization on this 400 mile road.
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Nevada became a state on became a state on October 31, 1864. Report Abuse
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Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state. Report Abuse
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The richest silver deposit, the Comstock Lode, was discovered in Nevada. Report Abuse
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More than 100 couples marry in Las Vegas each day. Report Abuse
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The people of Nevada eat more shrimp than the rest of the country combined. Report Abuse
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The tallest, free-standing, observation tower in the US (The Stratosphere) is located in Nevada. Report Abuse
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There are more hotel rooms in Nevada than in any place in the world. Report Abuse
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Nevada is best known for its casinos. Report Abuse
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More than 80 percent of the land in Nevada is owned by the US government. Report Abuse
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It is possible to stand in both California and Nevada if you are in the Cal-Neva at Lake Tahoe's Crystal Bay. Report Abuse
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Nevada is the seventh largest state in the United States. Report Abuse
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State nicknames include: the Sagebrush State, the Silver State, and the Battle Born State. Report Abuse
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Nevada means snow-clad. Report Abuse
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Nevada is one of the first states to give black men the right to vote. Report Abuse
The date was March 1, 1869.
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