Area 51 has been in Nevada for years, and the speculation of what might be there has turned it into a notable tourism spot.
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Although surrounded by 700-foot dry, rocky cliffs, Kershaw-Ryan State Park is nestled in its own lush side canyon fed by a spring. Plum and crab apple trees shadow the grassy slope and its many flowers spanning the distance between vine-covered cliffs.
The humble Humboldt River may not be much to look at, but it has traced a colorful narrative arc through Nevada’s history.
Every August in the oppressive heat, tens of thousands of people from all over the world head to a playa in the middle of the Nevada desert.
The correct pronunciation is “Nuh-VAD-uh.” It’s a Spanish word with an American accent meaning “snowcapped,” named after the Sierra Nevada.
Few legends in Nevada history approach the amazing feats of strength and endurance of the great Sierra mailman, John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson.
The words “Nellis Air Force Base” and “Las Vegas” are synonymous in aviation circles.
In preparation for Nevada’s sesquicentennial on Oct. 31 this year, Nevada has new commemorative coins and Gov. Brian Sandoval minted the first medallion in the third of a series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the silver state.
The Nevada “forever” stamp, which depicts an area of Fire Canyon in Valley of Fire State Park, was unveiled at a press conference Thursday at The Smith Center. The stamp commemorates the Nevada’s 150th anniversary this year.
The Desert bighorn, Nevada’s state animal since 1973, has long traveled alongside Nevada’s people and symbolizes the rugged, harsh living conditions of mammals in the desert.
The Mighty Mississippi might have inspired the pen name Mark Twain, but Nevada gave it voice.
I admit spending more than $250 for breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel that included a caviar and sour cream omelet, or $1,600 split four ways for a steak dinner in Washington, D.C. But in Las Vegas, another expensive restaurant town, my taste for scotch and good food has left me with some pretty hefty credit card bills.
Editor’s Note: Nevada 150 is a yearlong series highlighting the people, places and things that make up the history of the state.
Nearly 5,000 students have spoken and the third medallion for Nevada’s sesquicentennial will feature three iconic images: the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and “Wendover Will.” The design was unveiled Wednesday by the Nevada 150 Commission.
Edna Purviance was just a girl from Paradise Valley when Charlie Chaplin strolled into Tate’s Cafe in San Francisco and started talking.
Thirty-five years before Nevada became a state, Mexican merchant Antonio Armijo led a caravan of 60 men and 100 mules to blaze a trail that would later put Las Vegas on the map.
When the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension was founded, agents who represented the southern region had to endure two days of dusty driving — not to mention two nights of camping that could only be considered extremely rustic — to reach offices in Reno. Of course, they probably were used to roughing it.
Helldorado Days, the city’s annual five-day tribute to its Wild West heritage, includes a parade that will close downtown streets Saturday.
Nevada may be in the midst of a celebration of 150 years of statehood, but a recent announcement that the oldest petroglyphs in North America were identified on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation show just how far back human roots go in the Silver State.
Editor’s note: Nevada 150 is a yearlong series highlighting the people, places and things that make up the history of the state.
The desert is home to some extreme temperatures, and Nevada is no exception.
Editor’s Note: Nevada 150 is a yearlong series highlighting the people, places and things that make up the state’s history.
We’ve had a miner and the state seal, and now it’s up to Nevada’s elementary school children to choose the design for the third medallion celebrating Nevada’s 150th anniversary of statehood. But students better vote fast — the deadline to participate is Wednesday.