Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some Nevada FUN Facts

In Death Valley, the Kangaroo Rat can live its entire life without drinking a drop of liquid.


The Reno Ice Pavilion is a 16,000-square-foot rink once dismantled and moved to Reno from Atlantic City, New Jersey.


In Tonopah the young Jack Dempsey was once the bartender and the bouncer at the still popular Mispah Hotel and Casino. Famous lawman and folk hero Wyatt Earp once kept the peace in the town.


Nevada takes its name from a Spanish word meaning snow-clad.


Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.


To drive from Los Angeles, California to Reno, Nevada the direction traveled is to the west.


Source: 50states.com/facts/nevada.htm

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