Facts about Nevada
Fun Facts about Nevada:
Construction worker Hard Hat's were first invented specifically for workers on the Hoover Dam in 1933.
Hoover Dam, the largest single public works project in the history of the United States, contains 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, which is enough to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York. The dam face was used in an amazing stunt for Roland Emerich's "Universal Soldier" and has been seen in such films as "Viva Las Vegas" and "Fools Rush In."
Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.
Wayne Newton owns a home in the Las Vegas area, and it was a real location for the film "Vegas Vacation."
Nevada is the seventh largest state with 110,540 square miles, 85% of them federally owned including the secret Area 51 near the little town of Rachel.
Gambling Facts About Nevada:
In 1899 Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow
.In March 1931 Governor Fred Balzar signed into law the bill legalizing gambling in the state.
Bugsy Siegel named his Las Vegas casino "The Flamingo" for the long legs of his showgirl sweetheart, Virginia Hill.
There were 16,067 slots in Nevada in 1960. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents.
More and more families are coming to Nevada to be a part of the casino work force. Facts about Nevada show that Las Vegas has almost 100,000 people every year decide to pack up and move to Las Vegas. There are alot of construction jobs throughout Nevada. There is constant construction work daily in Nevada. One fact about Nevada to remember is that it is legal to gamble, and slot machines are everywhere. Las Vegas is a 24hour town. The summer weather is brutal, with average temperatures of 115. This can be hard for some, but once you have lived there awhile, you will grow to love it.