NEVADA

Events

Mexico claims control of Nevada after gaining its independence from Spain

1821

American Explorer John Fremont finds lake Tahoo

1842

Nevada becomes part of the US after the Mexican-American War

1848

Nevada is organized into the Utah Territory

1850

Mormons settle in the area

1851

Comstock Load Discovered

1859

Over $300 million dollars in gold and silver

The Nevada Territory is established by Congress

1861

Nevada admitted to the Union as the 36th State

1864

Silver runs out at the Comstock Load

1898

Hoover Dam Completed

1935

Hoover Dam is the largest public works project ever under taken in the USA.

Las Vegas Strip established

1941

Nuclear testing begins in Nevada

1951

Great Basin National Park became first national park in Nevada

1986

Nuclear testing stopped

1992

Nevada has highest population of illegal immigrants

2010