Category: Guide to Nevada

Nevada – Named after the Spanish for snow cover, is home to rich silver deposits and is therefore also known as the “Silver State”. This state was explored by the Spaniards in 1776 and explored in 1825-1826 under the direction of fur trader Peter Skene Ogden. The first settlers were Mormons who settled there in 1849. In 1864 Nevada became the 36th state in the United States. The capital is Carson City. The main attractions are: Las Vegas, Reno, Virginia City and the Hoover Dam.