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"50 States is a 50 part series where I will take a look at each of the 50 US States"

Nevada - The Silver State

Nevada State Flag

Capital: Carson

Largest City: Las Vegas

Admitted: October 31, 1864 (36th State)

Population: 2,495,529

Sports

Baseball

Las Vegas 51's (Los Angeles Dodgers)

AAA Minor League Baseball

Pacific Coast League

 

NCAA

 

University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebals

 

 

 

University of Nevada Wolf Pack

 

Racing

 

 

NASCAR Spring Cup Series

NASCAR Nationwide Series

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Familiar Faces

Barry Zito - San Francisco Giants

Barry Zito (May 1978 -    )

Baseball Player

Born in: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Andre Agassi (1970 -     )

Tennis Player

Born in: Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

Jack Kramer (1921 -     )

Tennis Player

Born in: Las Vegas Nevada

 

10 Quick Facts

1. In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.

2. The Reno Ice Pavilion is a 16,000-square-foot rink once dismantled and moved to Reno from Atlantic City, New Jersey.

3. The Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas strip is the nation's first off-airport airline baggage check-in service.

4. There were 16,067 slots in Nevada in 1960. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents.

5. In 1931 the Pair-O-Dice Club was the first casino to open on Highway 91, the future Las Vegas Strip.

6. In March 1931 Governor Fred Balzar signed into law the bill legalizing gambling in the state.

7. Once the highest concrete dam in the world, Hoover Dam offers guided tours and a museum of artifacts of the construction and its workers.

8. In Death Valley, the Kangaroo Rat can live its entire life without drinking a drop of liquid.

9. Most of the state is desert but the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Reno and the Ruby Mountains near Elko has snow for half the year.

10. Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.

Weather Extremes

Highest Temperature: 125F at Laughlin on 6/29/1994

Lowest Temperature: -50F at San Jacinto on 1/8/1937

FanNation Representitives

Thats it for Edition 4 of 50 States. The Next edition is going to be New Mexico. If you are from New Mexico or know a member who is from New Mexico please contact me so I can include you in the FanNation Representitives section. If you feel I missed something, or would like to be added to the FN Reps section please let me know.

Thanks For Reading

 

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