February 22, 2003

Nevada

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Nevada - "The Silver State"

Katie: "Nevada has the world's oldest living thing (this site implies that it is in California, but according to my biology teacher last semester, while the bristlecone pine forest is in both CA and NV, the tallest tree, Methuselah, is actually in NV), and legalized prostitution."

Brendan: "Vegas, baby!"

Delsyn: "Let's not forget Nevada, home to three of my favorite things, the Hoover Dam, legalized prostitution and Las Vegas!"

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 10:17 AM
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Just a footnote: Prostiution is legal in select Nevada counties, but not all counties (in Clark County, where Las Vegas is the county seat, prostitution is illegal).

That being said...

Red Rock Canyon.
Valley of Fire.
Virgin Valley.
Lake Tahoe.
Carson Valley.
Truckee Meadows.
Burning Man.
National Finals Rodeo.
Stratosphere Tower.
Hoover Dam.
Nellis Air Force Base.
Las Vegas.
Reno.
Henderson.
Boulder City.
Virginia City.
Carson City.
Laughlin.
A host of historic frontier and mining towns.
Area 51.
Oscar Goodman.
Andre Agassi.
Tasha Schwiekert.
Gladys Knight.
Penn & Teller.
Robin Leach.
George Carlin.
Vin Suprynowicz.
Art Bell.
Plenty of live entertainment.
Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
Las Vegas Wetlands.
Las Vegas Art Museum.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.
Memphis Championship Barbecue.
Red Apple Grill.
Big Dog's Bar & Grill.
Boulder Gun & Rifle Club.
Southern Nevada Fantasy & Fiction Union.
Low taxes (for now).
Affordable housing.

Posted by: Darmon Thornton on February 22, 2003 04:55 PM

As long as we're being technical, gambling is illegal in Boulder City, NV.

That said, I'm proud that, in the new millineum, I chose this as my new home state!

Posted by: ScottC on March 7, 2003 10:33 PM

What is so great about Nevada?

The smell of sagebrush after a summer rain.
The blue that is unlike any other blue in our sky.
Cashing a check at 3:30 am in a casino.
The howl of a coyote.
Wild horses running full tilt up a hill because they can.
The shocking cold of alpine water in Lake Tahoe when you dive in.
Picon Punch in Yearington.
A Basque dinner in Minden.
The diamond sharp Milky Way in the Central Nevada sky.
Snow skiing and water skiing on the same warm spring day.
Friendly people.
Pine nuts in the fall.
A mother quail and 10 chicks in the garden.

Posted by: Mike McBride on March 11, 2003 07:36 PM