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Nevada State Flower - Sagebrush


Elko Events - Every July, Elko is host to the National Basque Festival. The Basque people are a rich culture that has roots deep in the Elko community. The "Basco Fiasco" as it is humorously referred to, is a celebration on traditional Basque culture and its ties to the Elko community. The festival includes strong man competitions, a running of the bulls, traditional food and wine, and Basque Dancing.


Nevada State Fossil - Ichthyosaur (Shonisaurus - a huge, whale-like marine reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs)


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The state's Highway 50, known as the Loneliest Highway in America, received its name from "Life" magazine in 1986. There are few road stops in the 287 mile stretch between Ely and Fernley.


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.


Locals use terms like The Sagebrush State, The Silver State, and The Battle Born State as nicknames for Nevada.


Elko History - The first Elko County Courthouse was built in 1869.


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