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5 Fun Facts About November 24 In Nevada History

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1. On November 24, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to be admitted to the Union. Its admission was accelerated in order to help secure the necessary number of states to ratify the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

2. In 1930, the iconic Hoover Dam, located on the border between Nevada and Arizona, was completed on November 24. The dam, which was originally called the Boulder Dam, provides electricity to millions of people and helps to control the waters of the Colorado River.

3. On November 24, 1951, the Desert Inn hotel and casino opened its doors on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel, which was a favorite of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., was later used as the backdrop for the 1960 film "Ocean's 11."

4. In 1978, Bonnie Springs Ranch, located just west of Las Vegas, opened to the public on November 24. The ranch was a popular destination for families and featured attractions such as a petting zoo and a replica Old West town. It closed in 2019 due to the area's rapid development.

5. On November 24, 1992, the Las Vegas Valley experienced a rare snowstorm that left up to 7 inches of snow on the ground in some areas. Schools were closed for the day, and residents took advantage of the unusual weather by building snowmen and having snowball fights.
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