History of the Nevada Flag
The Nevada State Flag features a cobalt blue field and in the left-hand corner is a silver star that is encircled by two sagebrush branches with a yellow ribbon at the top with "Battle Born" (the state motto) written on it. Underneath the star, "Nevada" is written. The silver star represents the states nickname "the silver state." The "Battle Born" is one of the state mottos and represents Nevada becoming a state during the American civil war. The gold and silver colors used on the flag represent the states riches and wealth. Nevada has had four state flags since 1905. The current Nevada State flag was adopted on March 26th, 1929 and was a result of a design competition and it was amended on June 8th, 1991, when the states name was added.
Nevada is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America. It borders California, Utah, Arizona, Oregon and Idaho. The capital city is called Carson City and is the only capital of the United States of America that borders another state and the largest city is called Las Vegas. Nevada is considered to be the gambling and entertainment capital of the world and the largest gold producer in the United States of America. Nevada is named after the mountain range, Sierra Nevada. "Sierra" (translates as saw-the metal blade with teeth) and Nevada (translates as snow-covered). Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state in the United States of America, with approximately 300 ranges. Nevada is referred to as "The Silver State" due to the amount of silver and gold that was found but is also known as "The Battle Born State" as well as "The sagebrush State."
Nevada was inhabited by Native American Tribes that included the Shoshone, Paiute, Washoe, and Mohave. The first European to arrive to the area was Spanish explorer Francisco Garces in the 1700s and the area became part of the Spanish Empire. In 1827, explorer Jedediah Smith mapped out the area for the travelers. Until the Mexican-American war, Nevada was considered to be part of Spain and Mexico. At the end of the war in 1848, Nevada became part of the United States of America as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In 1861, Nevada became its own territory and it was officially made the 36th State of the United States of America on October 31st, 1864.
Nevada is a popular tourist destination in the United States of America with the most popular destination being the Las Vegas Strip which is known for its resort hotels and casinos. Some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world are located here. Lake Tahoe is also another popular destination and thought to be one of the most beautiful sites in Nevada. It is enjoyed in the summer for its beautiful beaches and enjoyed in the winter for its ski resorts.