The State of Nevada
Nevada, United States
The State of Nevada Reviews
Home to America's Play Ground - Las Vegas! Nov 11, 2009
If you have heard of Las Vegas, you have heard of "America's Playground" and most recently "The City of Lost Wages". Las Vegas is sp popular world wide, one would think it is a State of it's own, but no, it is a city in the state of Nevada. In the past five years, besides my home state of Arizona, I have visited no other State as much as I did, Nevada. Only 6.5 hours drive from Tucson, it has been a great place to get away and meet fun people (TBs) and family friends.
Located in the Western region of the United States, Nevada is the seventh-largest state in area, and geographically covers the Mojave Desert in the south to the Great Basin in the north. It is the driest and most deserted State of the 50 Union States. Over 80 percent of the State is owned by the Federal Government. The capital city of Nevada is carson City, even though las Vegas is Larger in landmass and population. Nevada has large silver depsoits and you may hear it refered to as the "Silver State"
Did yoy know that out of the State's 16 counties, 8 counties have legalized brothels? not to mention legalized gambling and easy marriage and divorces with chapels literally in every corner of the strip? Well this is becaue in the year 1931, the state created two industries, divorce and gambling.
Tourist Activities: Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Las Vegas are major resorts in the State of Nevada. Recreation areas include Pyramid Lake, Lake Tahoe, and Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, both in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Other attractions are Hoover Dam, Virginia City, and Great Basin National Park which also includes Lehman Caves.
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