If you think you know everything about the state of Nevada, you might want to rethink it. Here’s 15 interesting facts about Nevada that may surprise you, even if you’re a resident here:
There are more shrimps consumed in the city of Las Vegas in a day, at 60,000 pounds, compared to the rest of the country combined.
Jacob David was a Reno-based tailor who invented blue jeans (Levi’s).
The Mountain Bluebird is the state bird and Sagebrush is the state flower.
The Nevada State Flag
In the midst of the civil war on the 31st of October, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the U.S.
Tourism, agriculture, mining, and entertainment are the key industries of Nevada.
With only around 7 inches of rainfall a year, Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.
Las Vegas is an extremely popular city of Nevada, and it is estimated that around 40 million people visit the city every year. The city also has the greatest number of hotel rooms compared to any other place in the world.
As late as the 1870s, camels were used as packed animals. However, it is now illegal to ride a camel on the highway in Nevada.
With the highest point sitting at the top of Boundary Peak at 13,145 feet, Nevada has the most mountain ranges compared to any other state.
The name of Nevada comes from the Spanish word “snow-clad”.
Shoshone, Washo and Paiute are some of the tribes of Nevada. Tribal lands have been used in films such as “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and Steven King’s “Misery”.
In 1910, boxing was only allowed in the state of Nevada.
It is home to most of the country’s wild horse population.
Patricia Ryan Nixon (the former first lady) and Andre Agassi (a tennis player) are popular natives of Nevada.
Nevada is only one of seven states without a lottery.
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