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Construction worker Hard Hat's were first invented specifically for workers on the Hoover Dam in 1933.
Fact - Elko is the 15th largest county in United States, including Alaska Hawaii.
The eastern parts of the state receive more summer moisture and have a slightly more verdant terrain. Sagebrush grows everywhere and some rivers and streams break the desert terrain.
Nevada State Flag - Nevada's official flag was adopted on March 26, 1929, but was revised on June 8, 1991. The flag has a deep blue background. It pictures a yellow, flowing ribbon that reads "BATTLE BORN." A five-pointed silver star and the words NEVADA are under the ribbon. These are surrounded by green sagebrush with yellow flowers. Sagebrush is Nevada's state flower. The silver star represents the rich mineral wealth of Nevada, especially the famous Comstock lode (discovered in 1859), which is one of the largest silver and gold mines ever found. The words "Battle Born" on Nevada's flag allude to fact that Nevada bacame a state during the Civil War.
Nevada State Song - Home Means Nevada
Nevada State Motto - "All for Our Country"
Fact - Elko is the 4th largest county in the 48 continental United States.
Nevada State Metal - Silver
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