Driving through Nevada, we see sagebrush everywhere. I guess that’s why it’s the state flower. God has given us a variety of beauty in His creation.
Nevada fun facts:
1. Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state in the U.S. It has more than 300! I would have never guessed that many. Nevada’s the seventh-largest state in size, and about 85% of its land is owned by the federal government. America’s largest silver deposit, the Comstock Lode, was found in Nevada in 1859. Ironic that people today come from all over the U.S. and take a gamble to multiply their silver but I have a feeling it remains in Nevada.
2. Though Nevada is nicknamed ‘Silver State’, it is the largest gold-producing state in the U.S. and fourth largest gold-producer in the world. Ironically, the ‘Golden State’ (California) doesn’t produce much gold as Alaska is the second largest gold-producing state in the U.S. Modern marketers would say these states have confused their brand message.
As we continued our travels through Nevada I had a chance to reflect on our cross country journey. I am so thankful for being able to experience part of our great country. God has created such a beautiful world full of very special people. I am humbled by having the opportunity to meet some of His wonderful humans. Each day has brought so many new adventures and a chance to create friendships.
Stay tuned for my next blog when I take you to the summit, as we enter into California. Until next time, may God bless your days ahead.