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Called the gambling capital of the US, Nevada is also the largest producer of gold in the country. Nevada boasts of short, chilly winters that provide a perfect climate to experience a variety of activities. Students can enjoy Nevada's world-renown golf courses, mountain trails, and ski resorts as well as visit Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam.
Nevada's name comes from the Spanish word meaning "snow clad"--a reference to the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The discovery of the Comstock Lode, a massive deposit of silver, in 1859 brought many fortune seekers. Statehood followed shortly afterwards in 1864, when Nevada was admitted as the 36th state. Nevada is in a mountain region that includes semiarid grasslands and sandy deserts, and is the most arid (dry) state in the nation. Like oases in the desert, Nevada's two main cities--Las Vegas and Reno--attract fortune seekers from around the world hoping to strike it rich in the many casinos located there. The capital is Carson City, and the state bird is the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides).
Nevada State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Nevada state facts such as Nevada state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Nevada, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Nevada State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Animal||Desert Bighorn Sheep
(Ovis canadensis nelsoni)
|Artifact||Tule Duck Decoy|
|Colors||Silver and Blue|
|Fish||Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
(Salmo clarki henshawi)
(Artemisia tridentata or trifida)
|Gemstone||Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal|
|Grass||Indian Rye Grass
|Insect||Vivid dancer damselfly
|Locomotive||Nevada Northern Railway Engine No. 40|
|March||"Silver State Fanfare"|
|Motto||"All for Our Country"|
|Nicknamess||"Battle Born State, etc"|
|Quarter||Nevada State Quarter|
|Semi-precious Gemstone||Nevada Turquoise|
|Soil||Orovada Series Soil|
|Song||"Home Means Nevada"o|