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NEVADA NV                                               Political  History
  • October 31, 1864 - At the urging of President Abraham Lincoln, Nevada became the 36th state of the Union. Nevada had been a wilderness just four years before.
    Area - 110,567 sq. miles        Capital - Carson City            
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- The Mormons in Salt Lake [Nevada is included in the new territory.] petition the United States Congress to establish Utah Territory, in 1850.
- Nevada's Territorial history begins on November 12, 1851. A provisional government is set up to protect their land claims and maintain civil order.
- A Bill of Rights and proposed State Constitution is adopted at an 1859 constitutional convention that was held at Genoa.
- Isaac Roop, in 1859, becomes the governor of the provisional territory of Nevada
- President James Buchanan signs the 1861 Act of Congress giving territorial status to Nevada, separate from Utah. Government James W. Nye proclaims that the Territorial government is established. 
- "Nevada" is spanish for "Snow Capped".  Adopted in 1861 TheTerritorial Motto is "Volens et Potens" - "Willing and Able".
- Statehood obtained. Nevada is granted statehood on October 31, 1864 becoming the 36th state.
- Territorial Governor James W. Nye is appointed in 1864 by Pres. Abraham Lincoln to ensure the stability of the territory. Stability was essential to prevent the gold and silver production from being disrupted or finding its way into Confederate hands.
- Henry Goode Blasdel, in 1864 is the first elected elected governor of Nevada but by state constitutional provision Territorial Governor James W. Nye serves as acting Governor of Nevada for around 5 weeks.
-  Nevada's second but first elected Governor dies in 1900 at his home in Oakland, California.
- The Nevada State Legislature overrides the Governor's veto in 1869 to legalize gambling in Nevada.
- An 1877 Act is passed that prohibits winning money from persons who do not the have the right to gamble it away.
- In 1880 the right to vote for political candidates is extended to non-whites, excluding the Native American Indian, in Nevada.
- Charles Clark Stevenson becomes the 6th Governor of Nevada in 1887. Governor Stevenson serves until September 21st, 1890 when he is the first to die in office.
- Frank Bell becomes the 7th Governor of Nevada when Governor Stevenson dies in 1890
- Both major parties back free coinage of silver in 1888.            
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- Josiah and Elizabeth Potts were jointly hung in Elko County, Nevada in June 20, 1890 for the crime of murder. Elizabeth is the only woman to be executed in Nevada.
- Roswell Keyes Colcord in 1891 becomes the 8th Governor of Nevada and serves until 1895. At 100 years of age Governor Colcord dies in Carson City on October 30,1939.
- The Colored Republican Club is formed in 1894, with D. J. Harris president, Alex Harris Secretary, Wm. Lynch Treasurer.
- John Edward Jones becomes the 9th Governor of Nevada in 1895. Governor Jones dies in office on April 10,1896.
- Reinhold Sadler becomes Acting Governor of Nevada in 1896 when Governor Jones dies.
- Acting Governor Reinhold Sadler was elected Governor in 1898 and continues serving until 1903.
- A 1901 Law is passed prohibiting the selling of horse-meat without informing the purchaser.
- Nevada's first official Labor Day is celebrated in Reno on September 7, 1903
- "Honest John" Sparks is elected governor in 1903 and dies in office in 1908.
- Virgil Earp, becomes Deputy Sheriff in Goldfield in 1904. He is the brother of lawman, Wyatt Earp, and survivor of the famous shootout at the "O. K. Corral,  He later dies of pneumonia in Goldfield, Oct. 19, 1905.
- Denver Dickerson becomes the 12th governor in 1908 when Governor Sparks dies in office. Dickerson looses the 1910 run for governor.
- In 1910 Gambling is abolished in Nevada.
- First state motor vehicle law passed in 1913, the license fee is set at 12.5 cents per horsepower.
- Nevada women are granted vote by state election in 1919.            
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- Sadie D. Hurst, in 1919, becomes the first woman to serve in the State Legislature
- Clara Dunham Crowell is appointed, in 1919, as the first woman sheriff in Nevada.
- Ruth Averill, republican from Nye county in 1921, is the first woman attorney to serve in the Nevada Assembly.
- The Native American Indian is given the right to vote by US Congress in 1924.
- Fredrick Bennett Balzar becomes the 16th Governor of Nevada in 1927. Balzar signs Nevada's open gambling law and the six weeks divorce law. He passes away in the governor's mansion March 21st, 1934.
- 1931 March 19 - The Governor of Nevada, Fred Balzar, in 1931 signs the "wide open" gambling bill that was introduced by Winnemucca rancher, Assemblyman Phil Tobin.
- Morley Griswold becomes the 17th governor of Nevada in 1934 when Governor Balzar dies in office. Griswold serves until 1935. He loses a campaign in the 1934 race for governor.
- First woman Mayor in Nevada was Dorothy Porter of of North Las Vegas in 1954.

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