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Shrimp consumption in Las Vegas is more than 60,000 pounds a day -- higher than the rest of the country combined!

In Nyala, Nevada a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.

It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas.

About 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.


Nevada is called the Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle-Born State.


Las Vegas in 1991

Las Vegas in 1991, courtesy University of

California Berkley

Nevada is the only state to possess a complete skeleton -- approximately 55 feet long -- of an ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile.

In Clark County, An ordinance makes bringing a concealable fire arm into the county illegal unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In order to register a handgun, however, it must be brought in to the police station.

Tule Duck

Nevada's State artifact is the Tule Duck which was created nearly 2,000 years ago.   Discovered by archeologists in 1924 during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the 11 decoys are each formed of a bundle of bullrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to resemble a canvasback duck.

In Eureka, Nevada men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.


Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit, in 1859.  Gold now far exceeds all other minerals in value of production.

A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in Las Vegas.

In 1931, the state created two industries, divorce and gambling. For many years, Reno and Las Vegas were the "divorce capitals of the nation. More liberal divorce laws in many states have ended this distinction, but Nevada is still the gambling capital of the U.S.

It is still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.

The Golden Gate Hotel and Casino opened in 1906, making it the first hotel and casino to open in Las Vegas, Nevada.




The Dunes, demolished in 1993, was the first resort to feature topless showgirls in a show called Minsky's Follies.

The Virgin Valley in northern Nevada is the only place in North America where the Black Fire Opal is found in any significant quantity.

In 1941, the El Rancho Vegas was the first resort to open on The Las Vegas Strip (across from what is now The Sahara).

In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow.


The Dunes in 1977

The Dunes in 1977


Many of the first hotels on The Strip opened in the 1950's such as The Desert Inn, The Sands, The Riviera, The Dunes, Hacienda, Tropicana, Royal Nevada, Moulin Rouge and The Stardust.In 1946, Bugsy Siegel opened The Flamingo Hotel. Some say his involvement with that project is why he was murdered in 1947 at his mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

In 1966, Howard Hughes begins his infamous stay at the Desert Inn. By 1968, Hughes purchases the Desert Inn after being asked to leave by Hotel management.

In 1996, Wayne Newton celebrated his 25,000th performance while Siegfried and Roy celebrated their 15,000th performance.


The Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada


The Stratosphere is the tallest, free-standing, observation tower in the US and the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.

The Reno Ice Pavilion is a 16,000-square-foot rink once dismantled and moved to Reno from Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as 1870.


It is against the law in Reno to place a bench in the middle of the street.


Bugsy Siegel named his Las Vegas casino "The


Flamingo" for the long legs of his showgirl

sweetheart, Virginia Hill.


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