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National Historic Landmarks in Nevada

By January 27, 2013

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Even though Nevada is sparsely populated compared to most other parts of the country, an amazing amount of significant history has its origins in the Silver State.

Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Nevada, NV
Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Nevada.
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Important parts of Nevada's history are preserved as National Historic Landmarks. There is a difference between these and other sites with historic designations, which is explained in my article "Nevada's National Historic Landmarks."

There are currently eight historic landmarks in Nevada, all but one in the north and east. One is right here in Reno and some others are near enough to be easily visited. Their origins span thousands of years, from a time when the climate and landscape of Nevada were different than they are now, up to the recent past, when human activity like immigration, mining, and reclamation made impacts we still feel today.

Here are the sites featured in my article...

  • McKeen Motor Car No. 70
  • Francis G. Newlands Home
  • Virginia City and The Comstock
  • Fort Churchill
  • Fort Ruby
  • Hoover Dam
  • Nevada Northern Railway
  • Leonard Rockshelter

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