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Capital: Carson City

State Nickname: Silver State

State Bird: Mountain Bluebird

State Flower: Sagebrush

Admitted to the Union: October 31, 1864

 
Governors

December 5, 1864 to January 2, 1871:

H. G. Blasdel

January 3, 1871 to January 6, 1879:

L. R. Bradley

January 7, 1879 to January 1, 1883:

John H. Kinkhead

January 2, 1883 to January 3, 1887:

Jewett W. Adams

January 4, 1887 to September 2, 1890:

C. C. Stevenson*

* Became ill and left office - Died September 20, 1890

September 21, 1890 to January 5, 1891:

Frank Bell

January 6, 1891 to January 7, 1895:

R. K. Colcord

January 8, 1895 to April 10, 1896:

John S. Jones

April 10, 1896 to January 1, 1903:

Reinhold Sadler

January 1, 1903 to May 20, 1908:

John Sparks

May 22, 1908 to January 2, 1911:

Denver S. Dickerson

January 2, 1911 to January 4, 1915:

Tasker L. Oddie

January 4, 1915 to January 1, 1923:

Emmet D. Boyle

January 1, 1923 to March 21, 1927:

James G. Scrugham

January 3, 1927 to March 21, 1934:

Frederick B. Balzar*

* Died in office

March 21, 1934 to January 7, 1935:

Morley I. Griswold

January 7, 1935 to January 2, 1939:

Richard Kirman, Sr.

January 2, 1939 to July 24, 1945:

Edward P. Carville*

* Resigned

July 24, 1945 to January 1, 1951:

Vail M. Pittman

January 1, 1951 to January 5, 1959:

Charles H. Russell

January 5, 1959 to January 2, 1967:

Grant Sawyer

January 2, 1967 to Januay 4, 1971:

Paul D. Laxalt

January 4, 1971 to January 1, 1979:

Mike O'Callaghan

January 1, 1979 to January 3, 1983::

Robert F. List

January 3, 1983 to January 3, 1989:

Richard H. Bryan

January 3, 1989 to January 4, 1999:

Bob J. Miller

January 4, 1999 to January 1, 2007:

Kenny Guinn

January 1, 2007

Jim Gibbons

 
Senators - Class I

December 15, 1864 March 4, 1875

William Morris Stewart

March 4, 1875 March 4, 1881

William Sharon

March 4, 1905 June 5, 1912

George Stuart Nixon * Died in office

July 1, 1912 January 29, 1913

William Alexander Massey

January 29, 1913 November 10, 1940

Key Pittman * Died in office

November 27, 1940 December 6, 1942

Berkeley Lloyd Bunker

December 7, 1942 June 23, 1945

James Graves Scrugham * Died in office

July 24, 1945 January 3, 1947

Edward Peter Carville

January 3, 1947 January 3, 1959

George Wilson Malone

January 3, 1959 January 3, 1983

Howard Cannon

January 3, 1983 January 3, 1989

Chic Hecht

January 3, 1989 January 3, 2001

Richard Bryan

January 3, 2001

John Ensign

 
Senators - Class III

December 16, 1864 March 4, 1873

James Warren Nye

March 4, 1873 March 4, 1903

John Percival Jones

March 4, 1903 December 24, 1917

Francis Griffith Newlands * Died in office

January 12, 1918 March 4, 1921

Charles Belknap Henderson

March 4, 1921 March 4, 1933

Tasker Oddie

March 4, 1933 September 28, 1954

Pat McCarran * Died in office

October 1, 1954 December 1, 1954

Ernest S. Brown

December 2, 1954 December 17, 1974

Alan Bible

December 18, 1974 January 3, 1987

Paul Laxalt

January 3, 1987

Harry Reid

 
State Song
Home Means Nevada

Lyrics and Music by Bertha Raffetto

Way out in the land of the setting sun,
Where the wind blows wild and free,
There's a lovely spot, just the only one
That means home sweet home to me.
If you follow the old Kit Carson trail,
Until desert meets the hills,
Oh you certainly will agree with me,
It's the place of a thousand thrills.

Home means Nevada
Home means the hills,
Home means the sage and the pine.
Out by the Truckee, silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
Here is the land which I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Deep in the heart of the golden west
Home means Nevada to me.

Whenever the sun at the close of day,
Colors all the western sky,
Oh my heart returns to the desert grey
And the mountains tow'ring high.
Where the moon beams play in shadowed glen,
With the spotted fawn and doe,
All the live long night until morning light,
Is the loveliest place I know.

Home means Nevada
Home means the hills,
Home means the sage and the pines.
Out by the Truckee's silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
There is the land that I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home means Nevada to me.


The song was adopted in 1933 as offical state song.

Click Left Triangle to Play Melody
State Population

1860: 6,848

1870: 42,491

1880: 62,266

1890: 45,761

1900: 42,335

1910: 81,875

1920: 77,407

1930: 91,058

1940: 110,247

1950: 160,083

1960: 285,278

1970: 480,738

1980: 800,492

1990: 1,201,833

2000: 1,998,257

 


State Capitol Building 1913