Gov. Brian Sandoval and other dignitaries gathered in front of the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve to fill a time capsule with items from the state’s 150th anniversary and lower it into a concrete vault on the property.
As the 30th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering kicks off in Elko, Nevada, the concern is for the future of the west and who will be the next generation of poets, performers and craftsman.
More than 45,000 Nevadans sang their state song and helped Nevada set a world record.
The significance of America’s Civil War will not be lost on the young generation, thanks in large part to participants of this year’s re-enactment at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park who strive to pass down the history of that tumultuous period.
High school bands from across the valley, a larger-than-life Elvis balloon and a silver Ford Mustang carrying UNLV President Don Snyder paraded through downtown Las Vegas on Friday to celebrate Nevada Day and the state’s 150th birthday.
For the Silver State’s 150th birthday, the Review-Journal asked an eclectic mix of prominent residents to tell us in 100 words or less: What’s so great about Nevada?