Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, the United States acquired the Nevada region from Mexico following the 1848 Mexican War, and it became the 36th state to join the union in 1864. Until the discovery of silv... More » Geography United States The West

Silver is a precious metal that is used in industry, investment, art and decor. It has unique electrical and thermal conductivity properties, is highly reflective of light, can endure extreme temperatures and is one-of-a... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources

Mustangs are descended from horses brought to North America by Spanish explorers in the 1500s and have been used by both Native Americans and American pioneers for work and transportation. Although many mustangs live in ... More »

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Some notable abandoned towns in Nevada include Berlin Ghost Town in Gabbs, Gold Point Ghost Town in Gold Point, St. Thomas Ghost Town in Moapa Valley and Belmont Ghost Town in Belmont. Some ghost towns in Nevada are stil... More » Geography United States The West

Characteristics of Nevada's climate include average temperatures from the mid-40s to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, average annual precipitation ranges from between less than five and 40 inches, light winds and infrequent storms... More »

Two physical features in Nevada are the Bonneville Salt Flats near the western edge of the desert range and in the north just east of Salt Lake City, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. Nevada has a unique landscape. More »

The capital of Nevada is Carson City, while the largest city is Las Vegas. Carson City is located in western Nevada with an area of 168 square miles. Carson City has an elevation of 4,802 feet above sea level and was fou... More » Geography United States The West