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5 Fun Facts About February 14 In Nevada History

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1. The Statehood Day: February 14, 1864, marks Nevada's Statehood Day. Nevada was admitted to the Union during the American Civil War as the 36th state.

2. Historic Valentine's Day Flood: In 1986, on Valentine's Day, a massive flood hit the northern part of Nevada. The floodwaters caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure, and sadly resulted in the loss of four lives.

3. Valentine's Day Special: The town of Lovelock, Nevada celebrates Valentine's Day in a unique way. They send out cards that are hand-stamped with a specially designed Lovelock postmark. People from all over the world send their Valentine's cards to Lovelock to get this special postmark on their cards.

4. Hoover Dam Completion: On February 14, 1935, Hoover Dam was officially completed. The 726-foot-tall dam spans the Colorado River, forming Lake Mead and providing hydroelectric power to millions of people in the Southwest.

5. Nevada's Lovelock Cave and Mysterious Artifacts: In 1911, a cache of Native American artifacts was found in the LoveLock Cave in Nevada. The artifacts were carbon-dated to over 4,000 years old and are believed to have been left behind by the Paiute people. The most intriguing artifact was a pair of leather moccasins that had human hair inside them. The cave and the artifacts remain a mystery to this day.
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