9 Incredible, Almost Unbelievable Facts about Nevada

Say “Nevada” and the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is gambling. Granted, Nevada is known for its gambling throughout the state, but it also has a rich history steeped in the mining industry and the westward expansion of the United States. Nevada officially became a state on 31 October 1864 (and is the nation’s seventh largest), occupies 110,572 square miles, and is home to nearly 2.8 million people; the majority living in Las Vegas, Reno, and the state’s capital Carson City. However, Nevada is chock full of additional, oftentimes incredible facts many people don’t know.

How many of these unusual facts were you aware of? Do you have any other interesting tidbits about Nevada? Please share them in the comments below.