Thursday, September 15

Facts about Nevada

Nevada Facts

Learn facts about Nevada for kids.

Have you ever been to Nevada before? You could live there. Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Nevada right here! Just keep reading. I love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. I would love to share some of those cool facts with you! So, every Thursday, I will post facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Nebraska. This week, we are posting cool facts about Nevada. You will learn about Nevada's state flag, bird, and other facts. Only 22 more states to blog about! 

Did you know Nevada was the thirty-sixth (36th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Nevada officially joined the union on October 31, 1864! Nevada is located in the western region of the United States. Nevada is bordered by five (5) states: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, and Oregon. Nevada is the seventh (7th) largest state in the United States. Nevada is one of the bigger states. There are about 3,143,991 people who live in the state of Nevada.


Nevada famous person alert:

Did you know that Calvin Forrest Quate was born in Baker, Nevada? He was one of the inventors of the atomic force microscope and a professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.


To learn more about Calvin Forrest Quate CLICK HERE.

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What famous person lives in your state?


Facts about Nevada:

1. Nevada is known for its Las Vegas Casinos, beautiful desert landscapes, and being the biggest gold-producing state in the United States. It has been nicknamed the Battle Born State, the Silver State, and the Sagebrush State. The state motto is Volens et Potens, a Latin phrase that means Willing and Able. It was adopted in 1866. The abbreviation for Nevada is NV.

2. Carson City is the capital of Nevada. It officially became the capital sometime in 1864 and has an estimated population of about 55,244 people.

3. The state bird of Nevada is the Mountain bluebird. It was chosen as the state bird on April 4, 1967. The male Mountain bluebird is a beautiful blue color with white underneath. The female Mountain bluebird is grayish brown with blue streaks on its wings.

4. The Nevada official state flower is the Big sagebrush, also known as sagebrush. The Big Sagebrush is a perennial shrub that starts to bloom in the fall/autumn months. It became Nevada’s official state flower on March 20, 1917.

5. Nevada’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1991. It has a blue background and the state seal on it.

6. Some crops grown in Nevada are alfalfa seed, garlic, hay, potatoes, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit in Nevada are the Hoover Dam in Clark County, NV., Lake Tahoe, and the Fly Ranch Geyser in Washoe County, NV.

8. Some animals in Nevada are bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, elk, mule deer, scorpions, and wolves.

9. Nevada can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Nevada was 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Laughlin, Nevada, on June 29, 1994. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nevada was -50 degrees (50 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in San Jacinto, Nevada, on January 8, 1937.



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Facts about Nevada



Get your free printable Nevada worksheet here:

 Nevada worksheet

Nevada worksheet

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Books about Nevada:

1. S is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet by Eleanor Coerr

2. What's Great about Nevada? by Rebecca Felix

3. Nevada History Projects - 30 Cool Activities by Carole Marsh

4. My First Book About Nevada! by Carole Marsh

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You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 


Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about New Hampshire! Thank you for reading my post!! “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”-William James

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