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Nevada history spans 12,000 years of Native Americans, Europeans, and the first settlement at Genoa. Learn about Nevada’s mining and gambling industries, the transition from U.S territory to statehood, and the people who shaped Nevada's history.
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America the Beautiful: Nevada

Are you doing the Nevada Report for school? Click on the map, then click "Fast Facts" on the left to get most of your answers! Maps and media are on the right. It's all here!

Map of Nevada


Nevada - CultureGrams


nevada maps


Historical Newspapers

historical newspapers

Contains What happend on.., Famous Dead People, & This Day in History.

Historical Newspapers

Nevada Digital Archives

nevada digital archives

Nevada Digital Collections Portal includes images as well as digitalized newspapers.

  • Nevada Digital Collections Portal
    The Nevada Digital Collections Portal provides a gateway to the rich digital collections created by Nevada's Cultural Heritage Institutions. This site is a work in progress. Please check back for updates!

Nevada History Links

  • Nevada 150 Years
    Events and resources for learning about Nevada. Includes lesson plans and information for kids.
  • Nevada 2010 Census Information
    The 2010 Census data is being released initially with information from the redistricting files. We will be posting information from it on this page as the data becomes available and we have the opportunity to create tables for use by the general public.
  • Nevada History Timeline
    Timeline of dates and events in Nevada history.
  • Nevada Kid's Page
    Links to everything you need to know about Nevada! A great place to start to work on a Nevada Report!
  • Nevada Place Names
    Ever wonder where the name 'Caliente' came from? Nevada Place Names can tell you! Find out information about all the wild and wonderful names of places in Nevada.
  • Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
    A museum and library dedicated to advancing the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada, with a emphasis on Southern Nevada.
  • Nevada Yesterdays
    Public radio's history segment for Nevada. Be sure to support Public Radio!
  • Online Nevada Encyclopedia
    This multimedia encyclopedia offers articles on Nevada's history and peoples, natural history, arts and culture and business and the economy. Also includes the history and growth of gaming in the state.
  • Photograph Collections
    The 800+ images in this collection are but a fraction of the more than 200,000 images housed in the Special Collections Department of the UNR Library that document life in Nevada and the surrounding region from the 1860's to the present.
  • Pomona Public Library
    Pomona digital collection of photographs searched using the key word 'nevada' found 331 items.
  • Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum
    A multimedia, interactive online museum presenting the rich history, culture and natural history of the Sierra Nevada.
  • Third View
    Photographs taking over time.

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Las Vegas History
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American History
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Nevada 150 Years

Find stories, history of Nevada, events celebrating 150 years of statehood and more!


Nevada Myths, Legends, and Stories

Nevada Historical Myth a Month
Facing the truth about some of our best - but tallest - tales!
Did the original State Seal have a mistake?
Did Mark Twain have to flee Virginia City for his life?
Were there actually workers buried alive in Hoover Dam?
Click the seal to find out!
1866 State Seal


Fast Facts and State Symbols

Fast Facts, and the Nevada State Symbols, courtesy of the Legislature of Nevada. Click the Bighorn Sheep!

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Image credit: Betsy Husband


Search US History

Find encyclopedia articles, images and videos, and newspaper and magazine articles about Nevada. Try using keywords "Nevada", "Nevada Day", "Silver State", or whatever topic you're working on. Click the picture, or use the search box below. View of Virginia City, Nevada, from a Nearby Hillside


United States Geography

Visit ABC-Clio's US Geography, and find information you need about Nevada! Click the image below.

Mountain biker enjoys the terrain just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.


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