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5 Fun Facts About June 16 In Nevada History

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1. In 1859, the first official land auction was held at Carson City, the newly designated capital of Nevada. The auction was for the sale of government lots, which consisted of land parcels of various sizes and values.

2. June 16, 1907, saw the opening of the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City, Nevada. Built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, the hotel served as a popular destination for tourists and celebrities alike, including Herbert Hoover and Shirley Temple.

3. On June 16, 1926, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The amendment had been passed by Congress the previous year, and Nevada's ratification helped secure its adoption nationwide.

4. In 1960, the Nevada State Museum was established in Carson City. The museum features exhibits on the state's natural history, geology, and cultural heritage, including artifacts and displays relating to the mining industry and the state's Native American populations.

5. June 16, 1995, marked the opening of the Bellagio casino and resort in Las Vegas. Designed by noted architect Jon Jerde, the Bellagio quickly became one of the most iconic destinations on the Las Vegas Strip, known for its elegant decor, world-class restaurants, and famous fountains.
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