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Fact - Washoe county has a total area of 6,542 square miles, of which 6,302 square miles is land and 240 square miles (3.7%) is water.The highest point in Washoe County is Mount Rose at 10,785 ft, while the most topographically prominent peak is Virginia Peak.


Nevada State Flower - Sagebrush


Lowest Elevation in Nevada - Colorado River in Clark County - 470 feet


Weather Radio - NOAA weather for Elko County can be found on 162.550MHz. Scanners, weather radios, some CB radios, emergency radios and Ham radios can receive weather radio.


While Samuel Clemens took the penname "Mark Twain" as a reporter working for the "Territorial Enterprise," he began his writing career as a reporter in the Midwest some years before moving to Virginia City in 1862.


Nevada - 36th state in the USA; it became a state on October 31, 1864.


History - Elko is said to have been named by Charles Crocker, a superintendent Central Pacific Railroad. He was especially fond of animal names and added o to Elk. There is no definitive evidence of this naming history, but it has become the widely accepted version.


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


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