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Elko Transportation - Elko is the largest city between Salt Lake City and Reno located along Interstate 80. Passenger service to Elko is available on Greyhound Lines, Amtrak's twice-daily California Zephyr, and from SkyWest, which serves Elko Regional Airport from Salt Lake City.
Bertha was a performing elephant that entertained for 37 years at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino located in Sparks. She was 48 years old when she died.
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.
Semi-Precious Stone - Nevada Turquoise, sometimes called the "Jewel of the Desert," is found in many parts of the state.
The ichthyosaur is Nevada's official state fossil.
Fact - There are 4 incorporated cities in Elko County. Elko, Carlin, Wells and West Wendover.
Wayne Newton owns a home in the Las Vegas area, and it was a real location for the film "Vegas Vacation."
Nevada Major Industries - Tourism, mining (gold, silver), and hydro-electric power
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