Facts About Nevada



On Oct. 31, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Nevada's admission to the Union as the 36th state.

  • Capital -- Carson City.
  • State colors -- Silver and blue.
  • State song -- "Home Means Nevada."
  • State tree -- Single-leaf Pinon.
  • State bird -- Mountain Bluebird.
  • State animal -- Desert Bighorn Sheep.
  • State grass -- Indian Ricegrass.
  • State fish -- Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.
  • State fossil -- Ichthyosaur, a prehistoric marine reptile.
  • State metal -- Silver.
  • State nicknames -- Silver State, Sagebrush State, Battle-Born State.
  • State flower -- Sagebrush.