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Nevada History: Nevada History

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.

Nevada 150 Years Sesquicentennial

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

Nevada Digital Archives

nevada digital archives

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

Nevada History Links

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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

Nevada Agriculture