Ten fun facts about Nevada


Fact 1
Inventor Charles Fey created the world’s first slot machine in Nevada in 1899. This model was used for the creation of all other slot machines that came into existence after that time.

Fact 2
One of the only two round courthouses in the United States is located in Pershing County, Nevada.

Fact 3
The first casino built in Nevada that was located on what is now known as the “Las Vegas Strip” was built in 1931 and was called the Pair-O-Dice Club.


Fact 4
Nevada is the seventh largest state in the United States. It stretches over 110,540 square miles of land.

Fact 5
The state got its name from the Sierra Nevada mountains, which are located nearby.

Fact 6
The state has several nicknames including ‘Silver State’ because of the significance of the metal to the economy and history of the state. Other nicknames include ‘Battle Born State’ because it acquired its statehood while the Civil war was on and ‘Sagebrush State’ for the plant of the same name which grows wildly in the state.

Fact 7
The oldest church in Austin, Nevada features a large bell tower that can only be activated by a long rope that is located in the men’s restroom.

Fact 8
Though Nevada is considered to be a desert state, the Ruby Mountains receive heavy snowfall during at least half of the year.

Fact 9
There are more mountain ranges in this state than in any other. Boundary Peak has the highest point in the state.

Fact 10
Nevada produces more gold in the nation than any other state. It is second only to South Africa.


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Short about Nevada
Is a state in the US that stretches from the west to the southwest and lies between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


Fast facts
Number of households
992,896
Population
2,754,354
Per capita income
$27,003
Life expectancy in number of years
78.1
Statehood
October 31, 1864
Capital
Carson City
Largest city
Las Vegas
Number of billionaires
8
State beverage
Kool-Aid
State color
Silver and Blue
State bird
Mountain bluebird
State mammal
Desert bighorn sheep
State fish
Lahontan cutthroat trout
State tree
Single-leaf Pinyon
State flower
Sagebrush

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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