On October 31, 1864, the United States gained its 36th state–Nevada. Nevada had long been a stop on the journey of many explorers, but it wasn’t until 1851 that pioneers started settling in larger numbers. In 1859, gold and silver were discovered, and five short years later, Nevada joined the United States. Test your knowledge of Nevada with a true/false quiz and a geography worksheet.
Fits American history timeline.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.