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5 Fun Facts About March 7 In Nevada History

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1. In 1874, the state of Nevada adopted its current state flag. The flag features a blue background with a silver star and the words "Nevada" above it and "Battle Born" below. The silver star represents the importance of silver mining in the state's history.

2. On March 7, 1936, the Hoover Dam was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The dam was completed in 1935 and provides hydroelectric power and water to both Nevada and Arizona.

3. In 1987, a major earthquake hit the Reno area, registering at a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure, but there were no fatalities reported.

4. On March 7, 2012, the Las Vegas City Council approved a $1.9 billion plan to build a new resort and casino called Resorts World Las Vegas. The project is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2021.

5. The Nevada State Legislature first met on March 7, 1864, when the state was just a territory. The legislature met in Carson City and was made up of 22 members. Today, the legislature consists of 63 members (21 in the Senate and 42 in the Assembly) and meets biennially.
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