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Governor's Video Statement
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Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
Click to view Governor's Message

Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
Click to view Governor's Message

Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
Click to view Governor's Message
Nevada 150 specialty license plates are available for purchase through the DMV until October 31, 2016. Revenues from the license plates will generate funds to support projects and events related to the Nevada 150 celebration!
Nevada 150th License Plate
Silver & Copper Medallions

Get the Commemorative Nevada 150th Medallions



Nevadans can purchase commemorative silver or copper medallions to celebrate the Silver State's 150th birthday. Learn how to purchase a Commemorative Nevada 150th Medallion. design element
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Built and Donated by Las Vegas Harley-Davidson

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I'm a Nevadan; this is my story

Andy Kirk – Las Vegas: ‘A Place Out of Place’

See original story from UNLV News Center Born to an archeologist father and docent mother, Andy Kirk has historic preservation in his blood. He is a professor of Western and environmental history who links his academic research with field work in cultural landscape management. Kirk made his way from Syracuse,... Read more
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Nevada Authors & Books

Saving Lake Tahoe | by Michael J. Makley

The history of Lake Tahoe begins with the Washoe Indians who managed its resources for thousands of years, selectively utilizing its bounty. The relatively brief Euro-American history at Lake Tahoe began in the mid-nineteenth century. Though awestruck by the lake’s beauty, the new arrivals were also intent on harvesting its abundant resources. In a mere half century, the basin’s forests and fisheries were destroyed, the lake’s pristine clarity dramatically reduced.

Left alone, nature healed itself, and by the 1960s mature forests once again surrounded the lake. Its water clarity improved, to a visibility more than one hundred feet deep. However, Tahoe’s wonders brought new threats: millions of annual visitors and incessant development, including ski resorts and casinos. Saving Lake Tahoe looks at the interaction through the years between human activities and Tahoe’s natural ecosystems.

Makely, J., Michael. Spring 2014 University of Nevada Press. University of Nevada Press. Spring 2014. 17 Apr. 2014

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Nevada Sesquicentennial
Honorary Poet

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Dame Nevada
by Waddie Mitchell

There's a basin, wrought of reason,
tortoise dry and clean of air
Where rivers hike to meet their fate,
get lost and disappear
Where Grand Adventure had a say
and different would prevail
And where only hardy life hangs on
to all that it entails... Read More

Nevada Day Parades

Thank you to all those who participated. It was the greatest Nevada Day yet!
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