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  • 1. Nevada Michaella Ward and Jillian Persing Business presentationsBy: Michaella Ward and Jillian Persing Business Presentations
  • 2. Introduction-Education-Famous People-Interesting Facts-Current Events- History-Cities
  • 3. Basic Info-Official state website: http://nv.gov/-State capitol: Carson City-Population: 2,723,322
  • 4. Famous PeopleEdna Purviance-actress in RenoThelma Pat Nixon-first ladyBen Alexander- actor in Garfield
  • 5. Attractions Resources-Reno -gold -silver-Vegas -cattle-Hoover Dam -hay/food -limestone-11 Famous spas in -salt vegas -small amounts of oil -gypsum
  • 6. History-found 12,000 years ago-fishermen and hunters traveled around and ended up in the area now known as Nevada-First explorer: Spanish priest Francisco Garces
  • 7. Continued History-Officially a state on October 31st, 1864-The fastest growing of all 50 states-36th state to be admitted into the union-Looked like an old western town when it was first founded
  • 8. Geography-In the west next to CA-Geographical size- 1,480 miles- summer, up to 110. winter, down to 40
  • 9. Extra InformationState Motto- "All for our country"State Bird- Mountain BluebirdState Flower- SagebrushState Nickname- The Silver State
  • 10. PopulationCarson City 55274Fallon 24877Las Vegas 1951269Minden 46997Elko 48818Goldfield 783Eureka 1987Winnemucca 16528Battle Mountain 5775Pioche 5345Yerington 51980Hawthorne 4772Tonopah 43946Lovelock 6753Virginia City 4010Reno 421407Ely 10030
  • 11. Education and Colleges-University of Nevada Las Vegas • Founded in 1957 • 1.5 miles from the Las Vegas strip- Nevada State College Henderson • Opened in 2002 • Second largest city in Nevada
  • 12. Current Events- CBS News: "Nevadas foreclosure rate remains fifth in the nation after big drops in activity compared with last year"-Crime Rate has gone up tremendously • 1960 there were 25 murders reported • 2010 25 murders became 158
  • 13. Interesting Facts-Las Vegas itself consumes about 60,000 pounds of shrimp per day-About 150 couples get married in Las Vegas per day-In Nyala, Nevada a man cannot buy drinks for more than three people apart from himself per day
  • 14. Current Events Continued-Nevada boxing commission temporarily suspends Julio Cesar for failed drug test
  • 15. Industries & Cities-Top Industries -tourism -mining (gold, silver) -hydroelectric power-Top Cities -Las Vegas -Reno -Carson City
  • 16. Viva Las Vegas: Top 10things to do and see
  • 17. Conclusion-Nevada is a very popular place to go to-Lots of big cities and attractions- Interesting history- Would be a great vacation spot
  • 18. Citationshttp://www.city-data.com/states/Nevada-History.htmlhttp://www.color2learn.com/nevada-flag-map-coloring-page.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevadahttp://www.off- roadweb.com/adventures/0510or_pioche_nevada_history/photo_01.htmlhttp://attractions.uptake.com/landmarks/nevada/with/p-3.htmlhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/nevada /http://www.ehow.com/list_6950441_list-nevada_s-natural-resources.htmlhttp://www.50states.com/bio/nevada.htm#.UHRQZ9X7B4M http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Top_Nevada http://www.longislandexchange.com/news/ne _Colleges_and_Universities.html vada-news.php http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhkvRtT9 HDM http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Top_Nevada _Colleges_and_Universities.html