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Nevada State Capital - Carson City


Wayne Newton owns a home in the Las Vegas area, and it was a real location for the film "Vegas Vacation."


Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as 1870.


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.


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


Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.


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 State Metal - Silver


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