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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

Tony Mendez – Native Nevadan Tony Mendez a National Hero and Inspiration for Argo

Native Nevadan Tony Mendez a National Hero and Inspiration for Argo By Amanda Mendez Tony Mendez is a retired CIA officer, an author and an award-winning painter with an international reputation. He lives and works in his studios and gallery on his forty-acre farm in rural Maryland. Tony has been... Read more
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Nevada Authors & Books

Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada | by Holly Walton-Buchanan

The iconic American cowboy has roots that go way back to Spain in the Dark Ages, when wild horses and cattle were first domesticated. When the Conquistadores arrived in the New World in the 1500s, they brought with them herds of livestock that later became the mainstay of the economy of the American West. In the 1850s, Carson Valley attracted mostly Scandinavian and German immigrants, such as Fred Dangberg and Augustus Dressler, while the Truckee Meadows was settled mainly by Easterners and Midwesterners, such as Peleg Brown, Granville Huffaker and Grove
Holcomb. By the turn of the century, Italians had arrived. Louis Damonte was one such example: The once-penniless, illiterate teenager ended up owning over 7,000 acres of fertile farmland in the Truckee Meadows, including the iconic Brown ranch house built in 1864. Many descendants of those pioneer ranches assisted with this book, offering stories and photographs that help tell their fascinating story.

Walton-Buchanan, Holly. Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada. Jack Bacon & Company, 2013. Print

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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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