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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

Jon Ralston, After 29 years, home means Nevada to me

The interview barely lasted a half-hour before Charlie Zobell, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s city editor, offered me the job covering the night police beat. “Wow,” I thought to myself, “I am either the greatest thing since sliced bread or they are desperate to find someone, anyone to take this job.”... Read more
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Nevada Authors & Books

Images of America: Washoe County | By Joyce M. Cox

Joyce M. Cox, a research librarian, tells the story and history of Washoe County through a collection of historic photographs and images. Washoe County, located in the northwestern corner of Nevada, borders Oregon on the north and California on the west. Washoe County was explored by John Bidwell in 1841 and John C. Fremont in 1844. Fremont’s expedition discovered the hot springs near Gerlach and named Pyramid Lake in January 1844. Miners seeking riches in the California Gold Rush and later in the neighboring Comstock Lode came through and often decided to stay in what a reporter for the Nevada State Journal described as the “first spot of beauty and rest beyond the lonely and barren desert.” See photographs of Pyramid Lake, spring seeding by John and Pearl Kleppe in 1899, Southern Pacific Railroad office workers in Wadsworth in 1902, miners at the Donnelly Mountain Mine in 1910 and many more. The cover photograph shows the Raser family at the Deep Hole ranch north of Gerlach in 1890. Many of the photographs come from the collections at the Nevada Historical Society.

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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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