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Facts About Nevada

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

If you are thinking about moving to Nevada or vacationing there, you have picked a great place. Nevada is filled with so many things to do for people of all ages. Between museums, historical markers and simply enjoying the outdoors, you will find many activities to keep you and your entire family occupied.

Nevada's first flag was adopted by the legislature in 1905. Its fourth and current version of the flag was approved in 1991. The flag features a wreath of sagebrush and stars against a blue background.
The Battle Born scroll refers to Nevada becoming a state during the civil war.

The trees in Nevada are pretty neat. While most states have only one state tree, Nevada has two. They are pinon and bristlecone pine trees. The bristlecone pine is the oldest living tree species on earth being over 4,000 years old. The pinon is a neat tree which is an average of 15 feet tall. Most of these trees are indeed taller than people.

Nevada's seal has mountains, a quartz mill, agricultural equipment, the sun and mountains on it. The first seal was created by Orion Clemens in 1861. Orion served as a secretary of the new area.

The state animal is the bighorn sheep. This desert animal is the most perfect animal for the state since it can survive for a long time without water. These animals are about four feet tall and weigh about
175 pounds.

The winter months in Nevada are very comfortable to live in. Like most other states, January is the coldest month of the year. Nevada's temperatures can be anywhere from 35 to 57 degrees in the winter. The temperatures can be a little cooler in the mountains as well. July is the hottest month of the year. The temperatures usually reach to 106 degrees these months. At night it can reach a low of 75 degrees.

The size of Nevada is pretty large. It is about 110,000 square miles wide. Nevada is the 7th largest state in the USA. The highest point in Nevada is Boundary Peak which is about 13,000 feet above sea level.
The population of Nevada is over 1,200,000 people. Although this state is filled with many people, this makes more events and activities to do.

Nevada's natural resources are gold and silver mining. Gold and silver go back at least 6,000 years ago. An interesting fact about gold is that it melts at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Now that is hot! Gold is a great resource that should be collected if you own any. Someday all of your gold will be worth a great amount of money.

As you have read this article you are sure to learn some interesting facts about Nevada. Although this covers a few of the major points, there are many other interesting facts to learn. Be sure to check out the visitor's station either online or at the capital or this state to find out other activities that may interest your family. This could be your next vacation spot, or even your next place that you call home.



Nov 15, 2010 12:58pm
Very nicely done. I like Nevada in the spring.
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