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Nevada (About this sound /nəˈvæːdə/ ) is a state located in the western region of the United States. At 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km2), Nevada is the seventh-largest state, and includes parts of the Mojave Desert in the south and Great Basin in the north. Nevada is the "Silver State" due to rich deposits of silver discovered and mined there. In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to enter the union, and the phrase "Battle Born" on the state flag reflects the state's entry on the Union side during the American Civil War. Its first historical settlement was Mormon Station.

Today, approximately 86% of the state's land is owned by the U.S federal government under various jurisdictions both civilian and military. In 2008 about 2.6 million people resided in Nevada, over 85% in the metropolitan areas of Las Vegas (the largest city) and Reno. The state capital is Carson City. The state is noted for its easy marriage and divorce proceedings, entertainment, legal gambling and, in 8 out of its 16 counties, legal brothels. (more...)

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State Route 233 is a state highway in rural Elko County, Nevada, USA. The highway follows the routes of the First Transcontinental Railroad and California Trail from I-80 to the Utah state line. The highway was formerly numbered State Route 30. State Route 233 exits Interstate 80 at exit 378 in Oasis, on the other side of the Pequops from Wells. Route 233 proceeds on a northeast course to rejoin the route of the railroad and trail. The highway passes through the community of Montello, Nevada en route to the Utah state line, where the highway continues as State Route 30. In Utah, the route also loosely follows the historical routes of the railroad and trail around the north side of the Great Salt Lake until connecting with Interstate 84. This corridor loosely parallels the route of the California Trail, which was first used by emigrants during the California Gold Rush. Later this corridor was used for the First Transcontinental Railroad. The highway was originally State Route 30, and first appeared on the official Nevada state highway map in 1933.

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Old Razorback Mountain at the Black Rock Desert

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  • May 15: Blues musician B.B. King dies aged 89
  • March 29: US Senator Harry Reid announces he will not seek re-election
  • February 7: Reports of at least fourteen dead this week due to gun-related suicides in the United States
  • May 7: Gary Johnson wins 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nomination

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Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you.



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