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|Designation||Symbol / Emblem||Adopted|
Nevada State Legislature, Nevada Revised Statutes, <http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-235.html> (Accessed August 05, 2010)
|Great seal||Find out more...||1866|
|Flower||Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata or trifida)||1917|
|Flag||Find out more...||1929|
|Song||"Home Means Nevada," written by Mrs. Bertha Raffetto||1933|
|Tree||Single-leaf pinon (Pinus monophylla)||1953|
|Bird||Mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides)||1967|
|Animal||Desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni)||1973|
|Fossil||Ichthyosaur (genus Shonisaurus)||1977|
|Grass||Indian Rice Grass (Oryzopsis hymenoides)||1977|
|Fish||Lohontan Cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki henshawi)||1981|
|Colors||Silver and blue||1983|
|Precious gemstone||Virgin Valley black fire opal||1987|
|Semi-precious gemstone||Nevada turquoise||1987|
|Tree||Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)||1987|
|Reptile||Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)||1989|
|Artifact||Tule duck decoy||1995|
|March||"Silver State Fanfare," composed by Gerald Willis||2001|
|Tartan||Find out more...||2001|
|Insect||Vivid dancer damselfly (Argia vivida)||2009|
|Locomotive||Nevada Northern Railway Engine No. 40||2009|
The Nevada Legislature offers Facts about the Nevada Legislature , How a Bill is Passed, and Legislative Terminology to help us understand how laws are made in the state. Comprehensive information about the legislative process is found in the 2009 Legislative Manual.
Student Guide to Nevada Information: from the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs.
Nevada Facts: from the Nevada State Legislature.
Symbols & Icons of Nevada: Unaffiliated website, maintained by Founder & Webmaster James Shown - Winnemucca, Nevada.
CHAPTER 235 - STATE EMBLEMS; GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS: from the Nevada Revised Statutes, TITLE 19--MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Nevada Facts and Symbols, by Emily McAuliffe. 24 pages. Publisher: Capstone Press; Rev Upd edition (August 2003) Reading level: Grades 3-4. Interest level: Grades 3-9. Perfect for report writing! Easy-to-read text covers major Nevada symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. A "Fast Facts" section highlights the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, farm products, and primary manufactured goods. Also included are full-page maps that introduce the concept of the map key, which is great for teaching map-reading skills.
State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols, by Benjamin F. Shearer, Barbara S. Shearer. 544 pages. Greenwood Press; 3 Sub edition (October 30, 2001) This is one of the best, and most comprehensive, books we could find about the official state names and nicknames, mottoes, seals, flags, capitols, flowers, trees, birds, songs, and miscellaneous designations of each state. This, coupled with the 1938 Shankle book, formed the basis of our symbol library. If you're serious about your states symbols, you'll want to have this book and the one below. This book also contains information about state holidays, license plates, sports teams, universities and other trivia.
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers, and Other Symbols, by George Earlie Shankle. 522 pages. Reprint Services Corp; Revised edition (June 1971) Reprint of the 1938 revised edition. The first comprehensive book about our state symbols! From the preface: "This book grew out of the desire of its author to know, about his native state, a great many facts which he found exceedingly difficult to obtain. After three years of research in the Library of Congress, he is able to give to the public this storehouse of information, which could have been gathered from not library less fertile in source material..."
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