Happy Nevada Day! Happy Halloween! Yep, you read that right, Nevada became a state on October 31 in 1864 during the civil war in the USA. Hence the nickname “Battle Born”. It was admitted into the Union. It is a state holiday. Nevada day was first observed in during the 1870’s and was originally called Admission day. It was officially made a state holiday in 1933. However, in 2000, it was decided by the Nevada State Legislature that the holiday be switched to the last Friday of the Month hoping that a 3 day weekend would generate more interest into the holiday.
The biggest celebration happens in Carson City the state capitol. It starts with the Governors Pancake Breakfast at the Governor’s mansion. Military flyover the state capitol building. There is a parade, Annual Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest (as Nevada is big in mining), Annual La Ke Lel Be Nevada Day Pow Wow (Native American Indian Powwow), Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget, a Beard contest, free concert between the State Capitol building and the Nevada Legislature building and Free Governors mansion tours. There is free admission to the Nevada state museum and the Nevada Train museum.
October also sees the Carson City Ghost Walk tour. This event costs money. The walks take place in the evenings and lead by period actors of the Victorian Area learn about the ghosts and the paranormal activity in the Carson area. The tour takes place in the west side of Carson that was settled in the late 1850’s at the beginning of the largest Silver rush in history.
I thought my readers might find this interesting information!