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?
Gov. Brian Sandoval joined a cafeteria full of students at a Reno elementary school on Thursday to sing Nevada’s state song as part of a statewide effort to set a world sing-along record.
It’s called the “Battle Born” state, but the Civil War was all but over by the time Nevada won its star 150 years ago. But there was plenty more fighting ahead for residents of the 36th state.