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Things You May or May Not Know About Nevada


Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864, but Clark County wasn't part of it for another three years. Do some people in the north still regret that inclusion?

That's one of the many topics our all-star panel of Nevadans takes on for our special Nevada Day broadcast.

We also discuss how Clark County became more powerful. Where Las Vegas actually is. How the dam was named (and what its name is). We'll also talk about the history of minority populations in Nevada, a bit of gambling history, and a sad story about Herbert Hoover.

(Editor's note: This originally aired October 2015)


Senator Richard Bryan, former public defender, Nevada’s attorney general, Nevada’s governor, and U.S. Senator;

Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV and board member with Nevada Humanitie;

Dennis McBride, historian and director of the Nevada State Museum;

Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission;

Bob Stoldal, chairman of the Nevada State Museum system and the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. KNPR News contributing editor

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: Carrie Kaufman no longer works for KNPR News. She left in April 2018)