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Location Of My State
Early Historical facts
First Known inhabitants are Paleo Indians, they lived there since it was discovered & they hunted all they want to eat & live & hunt, since no one was there except for them.
Settlement: Spanish explorers came & found out about a new land (Nevada) & became a part of Mexico before it became a territory & a state in the United States Of America.
Territorial days, Nevada wasn't involved in the Civil War because it was a Territory & it was discovering a lot of silver & gold.
Physical Features Of Nevada
My State has Dry main land regions.
Each region is described below
The Sierra Nevada & river valley is west & very steep & rocky with mountains & valleys.
A Columbia Plateau is a small corner, sagebrush & pine trees grow there. Mogave Desert is south in Nevada & grows Yucca & Cholla Cactus.
The eastern part of Nevada as a lot of mountains with lots of rain & snow Usually more than the center of the state.
The highest point in the state is Boundary Peak at 13,140 feet
The lowest point of the state is Clark county at 479 feet
The area of the state is 110,567 square miles
It ranks 7 in among the states.
Political Features of Nevada
The population of my state is 2.839, million people as of this date 2012.
There are 16 counties in the state The largest county in size is Clark County, with 1,951,269
The five largest cities are
5.) North Las Vegas: 216,961 people
4.) Paradise: 223,167 people
3.)Reno :225,221 people
1.)Las Vegas: 583,756 people
as of this date 2012.
The major Highways in the state are Carlin,Elko,Wells,Winnemucca&Lovelock.
One of many state license plates in nevada
National Parks, Historical sites and Other Points Of Interest.
John Mackay: Mine owner & community leader Mackay's family donated much money to help build The University Of Nevada in Reno. Lived In Virginia City.
Moya Lear: Widow of inventor Bill Lear Moya Lear was a well known supporter of the arts & education. lived in Reno.
Robert Laxalt: A respected writer, known for writing about Basque culture & Nevada. Lived in Reno.
Andre Aggassi: International tennis staar & Las Vegas community supporter. Agassi has raised more than 10 million dollars to help the city's young people. Born In Las Vegas.