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.
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Constructed some 33 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Boulder City was born with a singular purpose: as the base camp for those who would build Hoover Dam.
It’s ironic so many American success stories happened at a spot named for one of history’s iconic failures. But that’s how it is with the Donner Pass near Truckee, Calif.
It’s no insult to say Mineral County got off to a rocky start. Long before the county even existed, its wealth of minerals had already put it on the map — though that map was not always terribly accurate.
A painting featuring Nevada dignitaries enacting a pivotal moment in state history is being publicly unveiled next month as part of the Silver State’s sesquicentennial celebration to raise money for preservation projects on the historic Comstock.
According to “The Basques in Nevada,” a project by students at the University of Nevada, Reno, early Basques were explorers who reportedly accompanied Christopher Columbus on his famous 1492 voyage.
Back when the smoke from its busy ore smelters covered half the Diamond Mountains with a prosperous shroud, Eureka was known as “the Pittsburgh of the West.” That was a high compliment in the 1800s.
Monday’s Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert at The Smith Center included both a Mark Twain and Elvis Presley impersonator. The real Wayne Newton and those Cirque du Soleil courtesans in the red frocks and powder wigs who are as synonymous with the new Las Vegas as Newton was to the ’70s.
For true boxing fans, the site of the Sept. 3, 1906, lightweight championship fight between Joe Gans and Oscar “Battling” Nelson ought to be sacred ground.
Nevada’s first prizefight required an act of the Legislature, but it remains a notable day in Nevada history.
From Jack Johnson to Muhammad Ali, from Mike Tyson to Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing had been a vibrant part of Nevada’s sporting fabric spanning three centuries.
Battle Born. The slogan grew from Nevada’s entry into the Union during the Civil War, but in the 150 years since, the Silver State has shouldered more than its share of the nation’s military burden.
Great Basin National Park won out in a contest Wednesday to become the fourth and final medallion issued by Nevada in honor of its 150th birthday on Oct. 31.
For every casino resort idea that became reality and turned Las Vegas into a worldwide destination, there’s one that faltered before it became a reality.
Why simply watch from the sidewalk when you can play an active role in Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration? The City of Las Vegas is accepting applications for entries in a special Nevada Day parade to be held downtown on the state’s big day, Oct. 31.
Of all the ways there are to celebrate Nevada’s history in the run-up to state’s 150th birthday, few feel more like a time machine than a ride along the Comstock on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.
A century-and-a-half’s worth of saints, sinners, winners, losers and just normal folk trying to make it through the day, inhabiting an area of 111,000 square miles, give or take, and doing what they do or did against a social, political and historical backdrop that’s as colorful as any state in the union’s and even, we daresay, many small countries.
What really distinguishes Andre Agassi and what makes him one of the most prominent figures in Nevada sports history has absolutely nothing to do with tennis.
Area 51 has been in Nevada for years, and the speculation of what might be there has turned it into a notable tourism spot.
The story of Nevada poet laureate Mildred Breedlove’s epic ode honoring the state on its centennial in 1964 is a Silver State literary mystery.
They were two of Boulder City’s most well-known residents, but there isn’t much left at Henry and Ocie Bradley’s historic address atop a hill near Avenue I.
“We never really had a traditional cuisine,” said Carlos Buscaglia, chef partner of Due Forni, who’s been cooking in Las Vegas for more than 20 years.