- Today Governor Brian Sandoval and members of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission dedicated the two final legacy projects: the Incense Cedar planted in front of the Nevada State Capitol and the Nevada 150 Permanent Exhibit.
- The Calocedrus decurrens tree, more commonly known as the Incense Cedar, has been planted on the grounds of the Nevada State Capitol in honor of the Sesquicentennial. The tree is found predominantly in the western United States and will grow to a height of between 130-200 feet with a diameter of almost 10 feet.
- The tree is accompanied by a bronze plaque that reads: “Presented to Governor Brian Sandoval From the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission In Celebration of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood 1864-2014.”
- The second final legacy project unveiled today is the Nevada 150 Permanent Exhibit showcasing the year-long celebration of Nevada’s150th anniversary of statehood. Temporarily on display in the Old Assembly Chambers, it will ultimately be relocated to “Battle Born Hall” located in the old Senate Chambers down the hall.
- Executive Order 2015-01 established “Battle Born Hall” as the permanent home of the Sesquicentennial Exhibit.
- The Nevada 150 Legacy Saddle was designed and built in the famous Garcia style featuring a full floral, hand stamped design on a weatherly tree. It features a sculpted rope and silver straight up cantel with a rope and silver sculpted front fork and a four button seat. It also includes hand-engraved sterling silver conchos and medallion settings. The four silver medallions created for the Sesquicentennial celebration are set across the back of the saddle seat. An additional medallion, reversed, featuring the Battle Born Nevada 150 logo, is set into the center of the saddle horn. Additionally, the Nevada 150 logo is hand stamped on the fender of the saddle.
- The Nevada 150 Commission deemed legacy projects such as the ones dedicated today a priority in order for the Sesquicentennial celebration to live on beyond the 2014 yearlong festivities that marked the anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union.
FACT SHEET FINAL NEVADA 150 LEGACY PROJECT DEDICATIONS
October 27, 2015