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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 is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.
Locals use terms like The Sagebrush State, The Silver State, and The Battle Born State as nicknames for Nevada.
Area - Nevada is the 7th largest state with 110,567 square miles.
Land - Over 80% of the state's area is owned by the federal government.
Grammatically, the proper term for the mountains is the Sierra Nevada not the Sierras. Robert Conrad almost called one of his television series High Sierra Rangers but changed it to High Mountain Rangers.
Area 51 is acknowledged with State Route 375 officially christened "The Extraterrestrial Highway" in a ceremony featuring the director and cast of the movie "Independence Day." The highway runs between Alamo and Tonopah. There is a tiny restaurant stop at the Little Ale' Inn at Rachel.
Origin of the name Nevada - Nevada is from the Spanish word meaning "snowcapped".
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