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Governor's Video Statement
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Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
Click to view Governor's Message

Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
Click to view Governor's Message

Celebrate Nevada's Birthday!

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Governor's Video Statement
Click to view Governor's Message
Nevada 150 specialty license plates are available for purchase through the DMV until October 31, 2016. Revenues from the license plates will generate funds to support projects and events related to the Nevada 150 celebration!
Nevada 150th License Plate
Silver & Copper Medallions

Get the Commemorative Nevada 150th Medallions



Nevadans can purchase commemorative silver or copper medallions to celebrate the Silver State's 150th birthday. Learn how to purchase a Commemorative Nevada 150th Medallion. design element
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Built and Donated by Las Vegas Harley-Davidson

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I'm a Nevadan; this is my story

Henderson Historical Society – Magnesium Maggie

The original Bombshell. A Magnesium Maggie hard at work at the BMI plant, circa 1940. Photo Courtesy of Henderson District Public Libraries http://digitalcollections.mypubliclibrary.com/ Most people have heard of Rosie the Riveter, but on a local level, Southern Nevada had its own version of hard-working, wartime women known as “Magnesium Maggies.”... Read more
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Nevada Authors & Books

A Man of his Word | by Michael Archer

William J. Raggio is one of Nevada’s best known and most admired citizens. A native Nevadan, his public service began in 1952 and ended in 2011, with more than thirty-eight years as a lawmaker!

Before he was a lawmaker, Bill was a law enforcer. As a gutsy district attorney, he fought corruption in the Reno city government and police department; personally prosecuted some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Nevada; and was subject, along with his family, to threats from dangerous criminal elements bent on destroying his reputation – or worse.

Starting when Reno was still the state’s gaming and entertainment Capital, Bill’s engaging personality and reputation as a tough pro-secutor and brilliant legal mind, has drawn to him the nation’s most famous and powerful.

Archer, Michael. A man of his word . Bill Raggio. 17 Apr. 2014

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Nevada Sesquicentennial
Honorary Poet

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Dame Nevada
by Waddie Mitchell

There's a basin, wrought of reason,
tortoise dry and clean of air
Where rivers hike to meet their fate,
get lost and disappear
Where Grand Adventure had a say
and different would prevail
And where only hardy life hangs on
to all that it entails... Read More

Nevada Day Parades

Thank you to all those who participated. It was the greatest Nevada Day yet!
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