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Nevada

(Encyclopedia) Nevada nvd´, –vä–, far western state of the United States. It is bordered by Utah (E), Arizona (SE), California (SW, W), and Oregon and Idaho (N). Facts and Figures Area, 110,540…

Reid, Harry Mason

(Encyclopedia) Reid, Harry Mason, 1939–, U.S. senator from Nevada, b. Searchlight, Nev., grad. George Washington Univ. law school, 1964. A Democrat, he served in the Nevada state assembly (1969–70),…

Sierra Nevada

(Encyclopedia) Sierra Nevada sr´ nvä´d, mountain range, c.400 mi (640 km) long and from c.40 to 80 mi (60–130 km) wide, mostly in E Calif. It rises to 14,495 ft (4,418 m) in Mt. Whitney, the…

Humboldt

(Encyclopedia) Humboldt, river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in several branches in the mountains of NE Nev. It meanders generally west to disappear in Humboldt Sink, W Nevada. Along with its…

Heizer, Michael

(Encyclopedia) Heizer, Michael, 1944–, American sculptor and painter, b. Berkeley, Calif., studied San Francisco Art Institute (1963–64). Heizer was one of the artists who developed land art in the…

Great Basin

(Encyclopedia) Great Basin, semiarid, N section of the Basin and Range province, the intermontane plateau region of W United States and N Mexico. Lying mostly in Nevada and extending into California…

Tahoe, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Tahoe, Lake tä´h, t´–, 193 sq mi (500 sq km), on the Calif.-Nev. line. It occupies a basin in the Sierra Nevada and is drained by the Truckee River. Lying 6,228 ft (1,898 m) above…

Sierra Nevada

(Encyclopedia) Sierra Nevada sy´rä nvä´ä, chief mountain range of S Spain, in Granada prov., running from east to west for c.60 mi (100 km), parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The range's…

Nevada

Capital: Carson City State abbreviation/Postal code: Nev./NV Governor: Brian Sandoval, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Mark Hutchison, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Catherine Cotrez Masto, D (to…

Reno

(Encyclopedia) Renor´n, city (1990 pop. 133,850), seat of Washoe co., W Nev., on the Truckee River; inc. 1903. Tourism has been the major industry since gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931.…