Nevada is perhaps most famous for Las Vegas and the slogan “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” Other renowned facts about Nevada are the easy marriages and divorces, legalized gambling and even legalized brothels in some counties.
Nevada is located in the western portion of the United States and includes the Mojave Desert. Oddly enough the Government owns over 86% of the land through various civilian and military jurisdictions.
Nearly 85% of Nevada’s 2.5 million residents live in either Las Vegas or Reno, but the state capital is actually Carson City. The state received its nickname, “the Silver State” owing to the enormous amount of silver deposits located throughout the state.
It became a part of the Union in 1864. Nevada’s state flag bears the phrase “Battle Born” to signify the fact that the state joined the United States on the side of the Union during the Civil War.
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