Home means Nevada, home means the hills, home means the sage and the pine, out by the Truckee’s silvery rills and I don’t know the rest. Today is Nevada Day and as Nevadans I feel as though we owe it to our fair state to recognize its roots, instead of just assuming some Governor may back decided to give us the Friday of Halloween off and call it Nevada Day.
On October 31, 1864 Nevada was 36th stateadmitted into the Union. It was originally known as “Admission Day” until 1933 when the state legislature renamed it “Nevada Day.” On this holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries giving us the ability to go out and shop for last minute Halloween costumes and begin getting ready/pregaming early due to the lack of activity.
In 2000, Carson City moved Nevada Day from October 31 to the Friday prior in an effort to generate more interest and allow for more statewide recognition. Parades and celebrations are held throughout the state in Hendo, over the hump in Pahrump, and most notably in our state capital, (not Reno) Carson City. Our state was given the motto “Battle Born” per our admittance came in the midst of the Civil War with the help of Abraham Lincoln.
I realize this isn’t the most interesting blog but I felt it would be my good deed of the day, to through our lovely state a bone. Most of you are probably to hung to even read this morning so I figured, why waste good material on a blurry morning as it is. Thank you to all 40 of you who will read, be safe this weekend, God Bless America, and God Bless Nevada.