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Nevada State Animal - Desert Bighorn (or Nelson) Sheep
Nevada State Capital - Carson City
Nevada State Nickname - Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle Born State
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State Rock - Sandstone, in its more traditionally recognized form or as quartzite, is found throughout the state. In areas such as the Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon Recreational Lands, both near Las Vegas, it provides some of Nevada's most spectacular scenery. The State Capitol, and the former United States Mint, are built of sandstone.
The longest morse code telegram ever sent was the Nevada state constitution. Sent from Carson City to Washington D.C. in 1864. The transmission must have taken several hours.
In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.
Nevada State Flower - Sagebrush
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