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Governor declares October Nevada History Month

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sandovallogo-300x91-9027044-6534056CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation yesterday declaring October Nevada History Month.  Sandoval selected the month of October as history month because Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864.

“Nevada is a state with a rich history, borne of different Nevadans experiences,” Sandoval said.  “Visiting a museum or a park or reading a history book during this month can help Nevadans better understand their own families’ Nevada history.  History helps us understand all that we are today.”

During history month, Sandoval will be tweeting historic trivia every day from his Twitter account @GovSandoval using the #nvhistmo hashtag.

Kicking off historic trivia, on this day in Nevada history in 1935, the Hoover Dam was dedicated.  To learn more about the dam, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclamation has put together a classroom lesson plan on the dam.  It can be found here: www.nps.gov/history/Nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/140HooverDam/140Hoover_Dam.htm>“The Greatest Dam in the World”: Building Hoover Dam.

To find museums or parks to visit, go to museums.nevadaculture.org or parks.nv.gov Much of Nevada’s history can be discovered at the Online Nevada Encyclopedia, onlinenevada.org.

For more on Nevada’s historical sites and culture and libraries, visit preservenevada.unlv.edu or knowledgecenter.unr.edu/materials/specoll.

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