Thursday, September 15

Quick facts about Nevada

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Are you ready to learn some cool facts today?

Have you ever been to Nevada before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Nevada right here! Just keep reading. Joey and Jinger absolutely love to learn cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! So, each and every Thursday, I will be posting 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. The countdown is on only 22 more states to blog about! Yay!

Did you know that 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 that live in the state of Nevada.


Nevada famous person alert:

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


To learn more about Calvin Forrest Quate CLICK HERE.

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Facts about Nevada:

1. A few things Nevada is known for are: the Las Vegas Casinos, the beautiful desert landscapes, and the biggest gold producing state in the United States. A few of the nicknames for the state of Nevada are: the Battle Born State, the Silver State, and the Sagebrush State. The Nevada state motto is Volens et Potens which is a Latin phrase that means Willing and Able. The Nevada state motto was adopted in 1866. The abbreviation for Nevada is NV.

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

3. The state bird of Nevada is the Mountain bluebird. The Mountain bluebird was chosen as the state bird on April 4, 1967. The male Mountain bluebird is a beautiful blue color with white on its underneath. The female Mountain bluebird is grayish brown in color 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. The Big sagebrush starts to bloom in the fall/autumn months. The Nevada Big sagebrush became Nevada’s official state flower on March 20, 1917.

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

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

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

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

9. Nevada can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever 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



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 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 utilize the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states post 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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