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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.


State Soil - The Orovada Series Soil was designated as Nevada's official state soil in 2001. This soil is classified as coarse-loamy, mixed, superactive, mesic Durinodic Xeric Haplocambids, and is found in Northern and Central Nevada. Orovada soil grows most crops common to Nevada and is considered prime farmland because it contains volcanic ash that reduces the amount of water needed for irrigation.


Fact - Washoe City was the first county seat in 1861 and was replaced by Reno in 1871..


Once the highest concrete dam in the world, Hoover Dam offers guided tours and a museum of artifacts of the construction and its workers.


In Death Valley, the Kangaroo Rat can live its entire life without drinking a drop of liquid.


The Reno Ice Pavilion is a 16,000-square-foot rink once dismantled and moved to Reno from Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Fact - There are two incorporated cities within the county, namely Reno and Sparks.


Fact - As of the census of 2000, there were 339,486 people, 132,084 households, and 83,741 families residing in the county.


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