Nevada History

By madric
  • Spainish explorers enter Nevada region

  • U.S. gains control of Nevada Region by winning the Mexican-American War.

  • Discovery of the Comstock Lode - the largest silver mine in the United States

  • Nevada supports the Northern states in the Civil War. A large factor in Nevada becoming a state.

  • Nevada becomes the 36th state in the United States

  • Central Pacific Railroad connects Nevada to the rest of the United States

  • U.S. enters World War 1. Nevada provides lead and copper for the military.

  • Construction begins on the Hoover Dam

  • Nevada makes gambling legal.

  • U.S. enters World War II. Nevada would provide a lot of the metal and beef for the military.