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Governor's Video Statement
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Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
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Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
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Celebrate Nevada's 150th Birthday with Us

 
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Celebrate Nevada's 150th Birthday with Us

Brian Krolicki's Message

design element design elementAs someone who fell instantly in love with this great state many decades ago, it gives me immense personal pleasure to have the privilege of Chairing the Nevada Sesquicentennial... Read More. design element

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 Congrats to the Academy of Arts Career and Technology in Reno for taking 1st in NASA's Mars rover competition. #NV150 http://t.co/DrXcHGvpnu 
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Upcoming Nevada 150 events

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Built and Donated by Las Vegas Harley-Davidson

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I'm a Nevadan; this is my story

Civil War at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Parker Johnson – High School Sesquicentennial Essay Contest Winner

Name: Parker Johnson School: Advanced Technologies Academy Acceptance and the Union: Nevada’s Entrance into Statehood When Nevada was admitted into the United States in1864, many doubts were raised over the legitimacy of its claim to statehood.  Although it did not meet many of the obligations listed under the Northwest  Ordinance... Read more
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Nevadan Authors & Books

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Seeing Underground | by Eric C. Nystrom

Digging mineral wealth from the ground dates to prehistoric times, and Europeans pursued mining in the Americas from the earliest colonial days. Prior to the Civil War, little mining was deep enough to require maps. However, the major finds of the mid-nineteenth century, such as the Comstock Lode, were vastly larger than any before in America. In Seeing Underground, Nystrom argues that, as industrial mining came of age in the United States, the development of maps and models gave power to a new visual culture and allowed mining engineers to advance their profession, gaining authority over mining operations from the miners themselves.

Starting in the late nineteenth century, mining engineers developed a new set of practices, artifacts, and discourses to visualize complex, pitch-dark three-dimensional spaces. These maps and models became necessary tools in creating and controlling those spaces. They made mining more understandable, predictable, and profitable.

Nystrom, C., Eric. 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

Silver & Copper Medallions

Get the Commemorative Nevada 150th Medallion



Nevadans can now purchase a commemorative silver or copper medallion to celebrate the Silver State's 150th birthday.

Visit the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop to purchase the Commemorative Nevada 150th Medallion. Buy Now

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The Nevada 150 specialty license plates are available for purchase through the DMV. Revenues from the Nevada 150 license plates will generate funds to support projects and events related to the yearlong Nevada 150 celebration!
Nevada 150th License Plate
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