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Elko Nevada Facts & Information


Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state, with its highest point at the 13,145 foot top of Boundary Peak near the west-central border.


Nevada - 36th state in the USA; it became a state on October 31, 1864.


Fact - Elko county's population was at 45,291 as of 2000.


Construction of the Nevada State Capitol located in Carson City was proposed on April 14, 1870. Carson City is one of the smallest state capitals in the country. Update: {With current growth, may now be 14th smallest.}


History - Elko is said to have been named by Charles Crocker, a superintendent Central Pacific Railroad. He was especially fond of animal names and added o to Elk. There is no definitive evidence of this naming history, but it has become the widely accepted version.


The Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas strip is the nation's first off-airport airline baggage check-in service.


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


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.



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