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Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as 1870.
The Virginia City steam train still operates and was featured in the Imax project "Mark Twain's America." The "steam train" is a modern-day tourist train and does not link back to the original Virginia & Truckee RR which had its last run to Virginia City in 1938.
Climate - Nevada is made up of mostly desert areas, where temperatures can reach up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit in short, hot summers and can reach as low as 20 degrees in long, cold winters. Nevada rarely has any precipitation through out the year, but rain lies along the lee side of the Sierra Nevada Range.
Wayne Newton owns a home in the Las Vegas area, and it was a real location for the film "Vegas Vacation."
The state's Highway 50, known as the Loneliest Highway in America, received its name from "Life" magazine in 1986. There are few road stops in the 287 mile stretch between Ely and Fernley.
Fact - Elko is the 4th largest county in the 48 continental United States.
Area - Nevada is the 7th largest state with 110,567 square miles.
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