Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sandoval Declares October Nevada History Month

Governor Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation on September 30 declaring October Nevada History Month. Sandoval selected the month of October because Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864. 

“Nevada is a state with a rich history, borne of different Nevadans' experiences,” Sandoval says. “Visiting a museum, a park, or reading a history book during this month can help Nevadans better understand their own families’ 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 September 30 in Nevada history in 1935, 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: “The Greatest Dam in the World”: Building Hoover Dam.

To read more about Nevada history, visit Also, visit the Nevada state museums or parks websites. Much of Nevada’s history can be discovered at Online Nevada Encyclopedia as well.

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