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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

Bailey Ranch (1875)

An old barn and wash house built in the late 1800’s are still in use on the Bailey Ranch in Diamond Valley. Robert and Marietta Bailey bought the original 300 acre ranch in 1875 for $20 in gold coin. They expanded over the years, raising cattle, horses, and meadow hay.... Read more
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Nevada Authors & Books

At Pyramid Lake | by Bernard Mergen

Pyramid Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Great Basin, the terminus of the Truckee River flowing from Lake Tahoe into northern Nevada. This desert oasis, with a surface area of nearly two hundred square miles, is a unique geological feature and was home to the Paiute for thousands of years before the arrival of explorer John C. Frémont in 1844.

For the Paiute, it was a spiritual center that provided life-sustaining resources, such as the cui-ui, a fish unique to the lake and now endangered. For the ranchers and farmers who settled on tribal lands, the waters that flowed into it were necessary to raise cattle and crops. Mergen tells how these competing interests have interacted with the lake and with each other, from the Paiute War of 1860 to the present.The lake’s very existence was threatened by dams and water diversion; it was saved by tribal claims, favorable court decisions, improved water laws, and the rise of environmentalism.

Mergen, Bernard. 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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