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1. Carson-Trenton Coincidence

Carson City is one of only two U.S. capitols in the entire country that borders another state. The other capitol is Trenton, New Jersey.
- US

2. Nevada Means "Snow-Capped" After All!

Okay, so you probably knew this one. Nevada is the most mountaineous state in America with approximately 315 named-mountain ranges. Of these Ranges are forty three named peaks exceeding 10,000 feet in elevation!
- Nevada Place Names

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3. Nevada really is a GREAT Basin!

All but one three of Nevada's 621 year-round streams terminate within inland basins or dry lake beds, known as playas. The Jarbidge, Bruneau, and Colorado Rivers are is the only lucky streams in Nevada with outlets to the ocean.
- Brittanica: "Nevada", "Great Basin"

4. Reno ... or Bust!

You'll find approximately 694,960 people that live in the immediate Reno Metro area (2010). This is more population than 15 of 17 Nevada counties combined.
- Nevada Census Bureau (2010)

5. It's Pronounced "Pin-yin"

Ironically, it is our state tree that's the most prominent tree in Nevada. The Singleleaf Pinon Pine covers approximately 21% of the Nevada landscape.
- State Trees

6. Team 775 or 702?

Despite it being the 7th largest state in the U.S., Nevada has only two area codes -- 775 for northern Nevada and 702 for Las Vegas Metro and Clark County.
- Fun Facts

7. Sunkist Miss Said Don't Be Late

According to a 2010 poll, more tourists came from California than any other state in the U.S. An estimated 45% of all tourists that visit Nevada hail from the Golden State.
- Nevada Visitors Authority


8. Suite Deals

In 2003, the average annual room rate in Las Vegas was $83.00 per night.
- Las Vegas Visitors Authority

(c) Casino News Daily

9. Is It Any Wonder?

Ponder this one: the sum of all the numbers found on a standard Roulette Wheel adds up to "666."
- Casino Facts

10. Mysterio Dune

Sand Mountain is among only three sand dunes in the western U.S. classified as a "singing dune." The other two are Big Dune in Nye County and Kelso Dunes in southern California. Scientists believe the reason behind the singing is a natural occuring phenomenon and a very specific dry to damp sand ratio in the dune.
- U.S. Geologic Survey

11. In the Unlikeliest of Places

The amount of national forest land in Nevada sums up to a staggering 8.6 million acres. The primary forest unit within Nevada, the Humboldt-Toiyabe Nat'l Forest, makes up an impressive eighty percent.
- National Forest Service, Nevada

12. Will Nevada-Born Peeps Please Raise Your Hand?

At a ratio of 1:5, Nevada has the lowest percentage of native-born residents of any state. That means for every five people you meet in Nevada only one person will have been born here.
- U.S. States

13. Tiny Seats Are The Best!

Goldfield (pop. 400) was once the largest city in Nevada. Now it is the second-smallest county seat in the United States - beat only by Markleeville, California (pop. 125), ironically located in the most populous state in America.
- U.S. Census Bureau

14. The Forbidden View of Area 51

Although trespassers cannot intrude onto Area 51 due to 13 miles of highly-restricted desert, the top-secret government base can be viewed publicly from one spot ... atop 4,263 foot Tikaboo Peak. A ninety-minute drive is required to reach the spot from Las Vegas followed by an hour's drive on dirt roads.

If that wasn't enough another hour is required to hike to the top of the peak which requires a dry, steep, and very rocky ascent of 1,100 feet. Even after all that work a pair of binoculars or a telescope is still necessary if you wish to see anything of the base.
- All About Area 51

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15. Weird and Wonderful Tonopah

Tonopah, Nevada is home to such oddities as the "Cat Man," the Clown Motel, "One-Eyed Jake," the "rotting airport," and Key Pittman's skeleton.
- Weird Las Vegas & Nevada

16. Slate Blue Seas

At 152 feet deep, Walker Lake is one of only a few dozen lakes that are remnants of ancient Lake Lahontan. These ancient "relics" of this great sea which include Pyramid Lake in Nevada, Mann Lake, Abert Lake, and the Alvord Desert of southern Oregon, and Honey Lake in California are scattered throughout the Great Basin.
- Britannica, "Nevada"

17. Lover's Unite

Beginning in 1990, the State of Nevada began profiting from Lovelock's nifty name by inviting tourists to "lock their love" at the Pershing County Courthouse - a popular Chinese tradition now at home in the Nevada desert.
- Nevada Visitor's Authority

18. What's a Water Baby?

According to Paiute legend, Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe are home to mythical creatures known as "water babies." Said to bear the "face of girls" and the "size of infants," encountering a water baby is very bad news and often ends in death.
- Nevada Historical Society

19. Cottonwoods of the Carson

Up to eighty percent percent of the Cottonwood trees that line the Carson River from Dayton to Fort Churchill are original growth stands from the 19th century.
- Nevada Historical Society

20. That's Alotta Lye

Over 40 tons of borax has been mined throughout Nevada's lifetime. Most of Nevada's borax was shipped south to San Pedro where it was processed into soaps and laundry detergent.
- "Borax Mining"

21. Sunny Winnemucca

Winnemucca is one of the sunniest towns in Nevada claiming an average of 201 sunny days per year.

22. "Wobitsawahkah"

Chief Winnemucca was also titled "Wobitsawahkah" and "Winnemucca the Younger" which roughly translated means "giver of spiritual gifts."
- The Sagebrush State

23. From Sea to Shining Sea

At 2,899 miles, Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate in America. This monster freeway begins at US 101 in San Francisco, California and ends at I-95 in Ridgefield, New Jersey.

24. Dry State?

Despite its arid exterior, approximately 371 year-round streams course through the state of Nevada. Combine this with its many acreages of natural lakes, hot springs, ponds, and artificial reservoirs, approximately 13% of the state remains underwater.
- 50 States

(c) Joseph Sohm/Visions of America/Corbis

25. Shock Proof at 120 Feet

Nevada's Italianate capitol building stands approximately 120 feet tall at its highest point. Despite its composition of a series of highly conductive metal alloys, the silver dome has never once been a victim of lightning since its construction in 1864!
- Carson City Visitors Bureau

(c) John Hart

26. The Mighty Humboldt

The mighty Humboldt River, including its hundreds of river bends and oxbows, winds approximately 330 miles east to west across the State of Nevada. This makes it the longest river in the state and second longest in the Great Basin.
- The Sagebrush Ocean

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27. A Home of Early Man

The oldest skeletons of early men ever found in America were actually unearthed here - at Hidden Cave, just east of Fallon in 1949. Of these, the oldest was nicknamed "Nevada Man", a near complete skeleton carbon-dated at over 11,000 years.
- Churchill County Museum

28. Fortune Foretold!

In 1909, Mark Twain predicted his own death! Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth. He is quoted as saying ...
"I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together."
- Famous Authors: Mark Twain

29. 家是内华达

By the time of statehood in 1864, there were an average of five Chinese people for every white male in Nevada. (By the way, the title translates to "Home is Nevada.")
- Nevada Historical Society

Vintage postcard of the iconic "Wedding Band Bridge."

30. Celebratory Bridge

The Virginia Street Bridge in Reno is known locally as "Wedding Band Bridge." During the 1920s, new divorcees would walk directly across the street from the Washoe County Courthouse in a celebratorial manner to toss their rings into the Truckee River. Among these people was Marilyn Monroe.

The original "Wedding Band Bridge" made famous by Marilyn Monroe was replaced by a more modern two-lane bridge over the Truckee River in 2016.
- Online Nevada Encyclopedia

31. A State on the Wild Side

Nevada has more than 44,000 acres of man-made reservoirs, 2,760 miles of streams, and 23 designated wilderness areas -- all of which total 798,067 acres.
- Nevads Visitors Authority

32. Boom, Baby, Boom!

Downtown Las Vegas began its first major renovation in 1968. The nucleus of this project was the first series of construction projects for the Fremont Street Experience and the widening of Las Vegas Blvd to accommodate growing tourist traffic.
- Las Vegas Visitors Authority

33. Mighty Mountain of the South

The Spring Mountains were named for a number of springs at the base of Mt. Charleston, the highest peak in southern Nevada. On a clear day, Mt. Charleston can be seen as far away as Death Valley Nat'l Park.
- Nevada Visitors Authority

34. Relax. It's just a Rumor

Contrary to popular rumor, records indicate that there were never any bodies buried within the concrete of the Hoover Dam.
- Nevada Visitors Authority

35. Not Quite Nevada

With the exception of Pioche, saloons and gambling in Lincoln County have been deemed mostly prohibited thanks to Lincoln County's predominant Mormon population and proximity to Utah.
- Nevada Visitors Authority

36. Cities in the Spotlight

Reno and Las Vegas combined have been a featured backdrop of eighty three Hollywood films: 29 for Reno and 54 for Las Vegas.
- Nevada Film Commission

37. One Giant Park

Lake Mead Nat'l Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service, is much more than just the reservoir! Lake Mead N.R.A. preserves over 70 miles of the Colorado River in its natural state. Ironically, this park also sees an approximate 4.1 million visitors per year, the 5th busiest park in the system.
- National Park Service

38. Creator of the Crater

Well, not really. Lunar Crater, located in an isolated section of central Nevada, is actually a collapsed cinder cone, named for its appearance of a meteor impact. This giant, bowl-shaped depression is nearly devoid of vegetation, with the entire volcanic field mimicking an eerie, fascinating moonscape. It's size? Nothing to scoff at ... almost 4,000 feet across, 430 feet deep, and more than 400 acres in size.
- University of Nevada, Reno

39. Can't Get Enough of Area 51?

In 1989, Bob Lazar went public on a Las Vegas television station that he had worked on alien spacecraft at Papoose Lake, south of Area 51. Lazar claimed aliens did in fact land in Nevada and Nellis Air Force Range centers around the project of extraterrestrial research and "procurement." Is it true?
- All About Area 51

40. The Sensational Strip

Although it is only four miles long, the Las Vegas Strip has over 75,000 miles of neon. In fact, Nevada State Route 604, the Las Vegas Strip, is also the only scenic drive in America designated as "scenic by night only."
- Las Vegas Visitors Authority

41. Treasures of the Lost City

The Lost City Museum in Overton was built by the National Park Service in 1935. The museum is prized as having some of the best exhibits and artifacts about the ancient Anasazi in the United States.
- Lost City Museum

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42. Hey, We Can Brew Too!

Nevada is home to eleven breweries statewide, four of them located in Elko County alone. The cold water streams of Nevada, fed by yearly snowmelt, makes the perfect place for brewing beer.
- Ruby Mountains Brewery

43. Now That's A River

The average flow of the Truckee River is 830 cfs (cubic feet per second). This is the second-highest volume of water of any river in Nevada other than the Colorado River.
- Britannica, "Truckee River, Nevada"

44. Mile High City

The highest point in Carson City (9,214'), located within the back country of Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, is only 7 air miles west of the Capitol Building.
- U.S. Geological Service, Carson City

45. Making Memories in the West

From 1849-1851, over 2,000 people journeyed westward across Nevada via horse and wagon. At least eighty percent of these travelers had followed the California Emigrant Trail along the Humboldt River to Donner Pass.
- California Emigrant Trail Association

46. Piloting Done Naturally

On a clear day, Pilot Peak can be seen as far away as Tooele, Utah, 94 miles away on the other side of the Bonneville Salt Flats. This prominent mountain became a steadfast navigation point for emigrants en route to California.
- Nevada Historical Society

47. Vintage Nevada

Most of the rest stops and communities along Interstate 80 today originated as towns and stations along former US Highway 40 across the United States. Much of the old highway remains as the main street through almost every town on Interstate 80 from Verdi to Wendover.
- Nevada Historical Society

48. > 0.1% per square mile

The population density of Esmeralda County is one of the lowest in America, with a population density of .0001 person(s) per square mile. The only places that have less people per square mile are the Northwest Territories of Canada and the Barrow Township in Alaska.
- Nevada Census Bureau, 2010, 50 States

49. Rush to White Pine

In the late 1870s, over 15,000 people ventured into the mining camps of White Pine County. That totalled to over half of the entire state's population.
- Nevada Historical Society

50. Home of the Undecided

Before 1910, the concept of gambling was accepted as legal in the Nevada Territory, though in 1910, the Nevada State Legislature made gambling illegal. The State Legislature finally re-instated gambling in 1934 by a slim vote, where today, Nevada remains the only state in America that allows legalized gaming in various legal establishments.
- Nevada Historical Society

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