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Hoover DamVideo Clip (4:09)
Video Clip (4:09)
Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineering and labor.
The Donner Party
The Donner PartyVideo Clip (4:24)
Video Clip (4:24)
Western migration through uncharted regions strands a wagon train in the Sierra Mountains leaving little choice for survival.
Area 51 Cover Up
Area 51 Cover UpVideo Clip (3:06)
Video Clip (3:06)
Experts believe recent construction at this military base is further proof that supernatural investigations are still occurring at this government site
Rhyolite, NevadaVideo Clip (2:20)
Video Clip (2:20)
Once a booming gold mine town, Rhyolite, Nevada has been completely abandoned and dessimated by nature. Take a closer look.
How Nevada Got Its Shape
How Nevada Got Its ShapeVideo Clip (1:40)
Video Clip (1:40)
Nevada became a state long before it was eligible in order to boost Abraham Lincoln’s reelection chances. To give the desert state access to the Colorado River, Congress took land from Arizona and awarded it to Nevada.
Hoover Dam: True Giant
Hoover Dam: True GiantVideo Clip (4:23)
Video Clip (4:23)
The awe-inspiring Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s from enough concrete to create a two-lane highway from Los Angeles to Boston. How long did America's largest, man-made reservoir take to complete?
Henry J. Kaiser Builds Hoover Dam and U.S. Warships
Henry J. Kaiser Builds Hoover Dam and U.S. WarshipsVideo Clip (3:58)
Video Clip (3:58)
From photography to engineering, Henry Kaiser's love for a young lady spurred him to build the Hoover Dam and great Liberty ships.
UFO Sightings: Area 51
UFO Sightings: Area 51Video Clip (2:25)
Video Clip (2:25)
In this History's Mysteries video clip - Area 51: A brief look at Area 51 and the mysteries behind it. In recent years, UFO investigators claimed that the top-secret planes tested there were built with technology gleaned from captured alien aircraft.
Photo Galleries (2)
History.com's state gallery for Nevada. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Native American Tribes and Cultures
Native American Tribes and Cultures(13 Photos)
Native American cultures in the United States include socially and geographically diverse groups.
Speeches & Audio (1)
Hoover Dam Dedication
Hoover Dam DedicationAudio Clip (2:10)
Audio Clip (2:10)
On September 30, 1935, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes formally dedicates the Hoover Dam during a ceremony attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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