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5 Fun Facts About December 26 In Nevada History

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1. Boxing Day has no official recognition in the state of Nevada - December 26th is not recognized as an official holiday in Nevada, unlike some other states and countries. However, many businesses and organizations in Nevada may choose to observe the day after Christmas as a holiday or grant their employees the day off.

2. The first ski lift in Nevada opened on December 26, 1949 - The Mount Rose Ski Resort near Reno, Nevada, opened its first ski lift on December 26, 1949. The lift, which was a T-bar, was constructed by the United States Forest Service and marked the beginning of downhill skiing in Nevada.

3. The Battle of Las Vegas occurred on December 26, 1862 - During the Civil War, a Confederate force under the command of Colonel John Chivington attempted to occupy Las Vegas, New Mexico, which was then a part of the Arizona Territory. However, the Union troops defending the town were able to repel the Confederate attack, and the Battle of Las Vegas was considered a Union victory.

4. The first legal same-sex wedding was held in Nevada on December 26, 2013 - After the repeal of a 2002 state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, same-sex couples in Nevada were able to legally marry starting on October 9, 2014. However, some couples were granted permission to marry before the official start date, and the first legal same-sex wedding in Nevada was held on December 26, 2013.

5. The Las Vegas Bowl is often held around December 26 - The Las Vegas Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is typically played at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, around December 26. The game was first played in 1992 and has featured teams from various conferences, including the Mountain West, the Pac-12, and the Big Ten.
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