Greetings from the Governor
As Governor of Nevada, I am pleased to welcome you to the grandest celebration our state has ever experienced. Nevada 150 will provide all Nevadans with opportunities to reflect on who we are, where we came from and the bright future ahead of us.
On October 31, 1864, after thousands of years as a sacred home to indigenous people, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union of the United States of America. At the time of its statehood, Nevada boomed with a promise of riches from the Comstock. Over the past 150 years, countless Nevadans have lived, worked, learned and played in a state rich with history, culture and the promise of opportunity.
Nevada’s 150th anniversary celebration is an opportunity for us to share our history, our culture and our future with each other and with people from around the world. Nevada’s best days are here to come and together we will make this an anniversary we will cherish and remember forever.
The Nevada of my youth was a place of pride, activity, optimism and opportunity. This has long been our state’s heritage and it will be our future as well. As I said in my Inaugural Address in 2011, when the clock strikes on our 150th anniversary, Nevada will be Nevada again!