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Nevada State Name Origin:

Nevada Map - click to see all state name origins
Nevada Geology and Topography Map: USGS. See All State Name Origins.

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What does Nevada mean? The name Nevada comes from the Spanish Sierra Nevada (which is also a mountain range in Spain), or snow-covered mountain range. "Nevada" is the spanish feminine form of "covered in snow."

Sierra Nevada Mountans - click to see all state name origins
Aerial view of Sierra Nevada high country in winter
photo © Copyright 2007 Roy Tennant - FreeLargePhotos.com.
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Source:
Nevada Quick Facts: Ben's Guide to US Government
Links:
Nevada Facts: Nevada Legislature
This Was Nevada: Nevada Dept. of Cultural Affairs
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