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5 Fun Facts About March 10 In Nevada History

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1. In 1865, the Nevada State Legislature passed a bill to create a state prison in Carson City. The prison was initially built to house prisoners who had been convicted of crimes during the Civil War.

2. On March 10, 1926, the famous race car driver Barney Oldfield set a new speed record of 131 miles per hour at the Oakland Speedway.

3. The Nevada State Museum opened in Carson City on March 10, 1938. The museum houses a collection of exhibits that showcase the state's history, geology, and natural resources.

4. On March 10, 1962, thousands of people gathered in Las Vegas to witness the groundbreaking of the $19 million Flamingo Hotel and Casino. The hotel was one of the largest and most luxurious in the city at the time.

5. In 2013, the Reno City Council declared March 10 "Sesame Street Day" in honor of the popular children's television show. The proclamation recognized the show's contribution to early childhood education and declared that "Sesame Street has touched the lives of millions of children throughout the world."
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