Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. The tourism industry remains Nevada's largest employer, with mining continuing to be a substantial sector of the economy as Nevada is the fourth largest producer of gold in the world.
Nevada's official flag was adopted on March 26, 1929, but was revised on June 8, 1991. The flag has a deep blue background. It pictures a yellow, flowing ribbon that reads "BATTLE BORN." A five-pointed silver star and the words NEVADA are under the ribbon. These are surrounded by green sagebrush with yellow flowers.
Sagebrush is Nevada's state flower. The silver star represents the rich mineral wealth of Nevada, especially the famous Comstock lode, which is one of the largest silver and gold mines ever found. The words "Battle Born" on Nevada's flag allude to fact that Nevada bacame a state during the Civil War.
Satellite view showing Las Vegas, most populous and principal city of the state of Nevada in the United States, located in southwest of Nevada, near the borders of California and Arizona in the arid desert of Clark County,its surrounding environment is dominated by desert vegetation and some wildlife.Las Vegas was established in 1905 and officially became a city in 1911, at that time the native tribes of the Southern Paiute have been vanished long time ago.Today the city is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World", an international vacation, shopping, and gambling resort.
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an annual celebration of the ranching and rural West. Through poetry, music and stories, ranch people express the beauty and challenges of a life deeply connected to the earth and its bounty. Every year, thousands travel to rural Elko, Nevada, in the heart of winter, to learn and share.