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Nevada // Carson City, NV // Western Region // Pacific Time
(The Silver State)
Territory established: March 2, 1861
Statehood granted: October 31, 1864 // 36th state
Nevada was formed out of land from Mexican cession in 1848. The territory was split
from western Utah Territory and statehood was granted during the American Civil War.
[View Nevada evolution maps]

#4306 // April 16, 2010
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Nevada State Flag
and ocotillos against a
mountainous background
#1980 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Mountain Bluebird
(Sialia currucoides)
and Sagebrush
#1668 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Nevada State Flag

#999 // July 14, 1951
First Settlement

Carson Valley (ca. 1851)
#1130 // June 8, 1959
Discovery of Silver at
the Comstock Lode, NV

Henry T. Comstock
(* 1820, † 1870),
at Mount Davidson Site
#1248 // July 14, 1964
Nevada Statehood

Virginia City and
outline map of Nevada

#4907 // May 29, 2014 // Las Vegas, NV
Nevada Statehood

The stamp depicts a close-up view of an area
in Fire Canyon, part of Valley of Fire,
Nevada's oldest state park dedicated in 1935.

Oil-on-Masonite panel painting
by artist Ron Spears, a Nevada resident.

#774 // September 30, 1935 // Boulder City, NV
Dedication of Boulder Dam
National Historic Landmark
#4269 // June 6, 2008 // McLean, VA
Express Mail® Stamp with "USPS" microprint,
pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) gum

Painting of the Hoover Dam
(originally named "Boulder Dam")
The Hoover Dam, a National Historic landmark and major tourist attraction, is located in the Black Canyon of the Colorada River on the state border between Arizona and Nevada. The both commemorative stamps (above) show a viewpoint looking upstream the Colorada River with Clark County, NV, on the left side of the stamps and Mohave County, AZ, on the right. The water reservoir created by the Hoover Dam is Lake Mead.
The concrete arch-gravity dam was constructed in Art Déco architectural style between 1931/1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (* 1882, † 1945), 32nd US President (in Office 1933 - 1945).
Before a joint resolution of US Congress in 1947 officially named the dam in honor of Herbert Hoover (* 1874, † 1964), 31th US President (in Office 1929 - 1933), the dam was commonly known as Boulder Dam, named after nearby Boulder City, NV, which was originally built in 1931 as federal company town by the Bureau of Reclamation and Six Companies, Inc. as housing area for workers contracted to build the dam on the Colorado River.
Heavily travelled US Route 93 ran along the dam's crest until October 19, 2010, when the Hoover Dam Bypass (Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge) was opened to traffic.

#3588 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Nevada

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Nevada state quarter
View Nevada state map
View Nevada clock

The state name derives from the Spanish word "nevado", which means "snow-capped".
Las Vegas, NV is world-renowned for its gambling casinos and entertainment shows.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
109,826 [284.448]
ranked 7th
(census 2010)
ranked 35th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
25 [10]
ranked 43th
The State of Nevada has 17 counties and one independent city, Carson City.


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