Nevada November 18, 2015
13 Reasons Why The Entire Country Should Be Thankful For Nevada
Nevada’s great history and beautiful scenery is what makes the Silver State such a great place to live or visit. It’s not surprising people travel from all over the world just to see what this great state is all about. When it comes to being appreciated, Nevada shouldn’t only be appreciated by its residents. It should also be appreciated by the rest of the country, and here are 13 reasons why:
1. Comstock Lode
The Comstock Lode, America’s largest silver deposit, was founded in Nevada in 1859.
Nevada is home to the most beautiful wildlife...
3. Beautiful Scenery
...and the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see.
4. Hoover Dam
The largest public works project to ever take place in the U.S. is the Hoover Dam. It actually has greater structural volume than Egypt’s largest pyramid.
5. Hard Hats
In 1933, the construction of Hoover Dam led to the invention of the Hard Hat.
Nevadans are huge supporters of the military.
Agriculture is one of Nevada's most important industries. At 3,500 acres, Nevada's ranches rank third in the nation in terms of size.
8. 15th Amendment Ratification
Nevada was the first state to ratify the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on their race, color or previous condition of servitude.
9. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and is a top tourist attraction.
10. State Pride
Nevadans love to demonstrate their state pride. For example, their annual celebration, Nevada Day, is the largest statehood celebration in the nation. It commemorates Nevada's admission to statehood on October 31, 1864.
Nevada produces more gold than any other U.S. state, and it's the fourth largest gold producer in the world.
12. Lehman Caves
Located within Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves is a gorgeous marble cave that's ornately decorated with stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and more than 300 rare shield formations. Lehman Caves was discovered approximately 130 years ago and attracts thousands of visitors yearly.
13. Great People
Nevada is home to some of the greatest people you'll ever meet!
Why are you thankful for Nevada? What are some other reasons why the rest of the country should be thankful for Nevada? Share your thoughts with us below!