Saturday, October 31, 2015

Carson City, Nevada, USA

If Nevada is 151 years old today, when did it become a state? 1864, during the Civil War. President Lincoln rushed Nevada to statehood because of its Union sympathies. He was rewarded with overwhelming Republican support in the federal elections which were held little more than a week later. The capitol building was begun as soon as the war was over. [2001]

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