Nevada

Mexico in 1824. Alta California included today's Nevada.
Sculpture representing a steam locomotive, in Ely, Nevada. Early locomotives played an important part in Nevada's mining industry.
Nevada territory in 1861
Mountains west of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert
A valley near Pyramid Lake
Topographic map of Nevada
Little Finland rock formation in Nevada
Köppen climate types of Nevada, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
The Las Vegas Strip looking South
Carson City Mint in Carson City. Carson City is an independent city and the capital of Nevada.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Calico basin
Great Basin National Park
The quartzite of Doso Doyabi in Great Basin National Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Mount Charleston
Population density map of Nevada
The Winnemucca Sand Dunes, north of Winnemucca
Downtown Reno
East Las Vegas suburbs
Nevada quarter
MGM Grand, with sign promoting it as The City of Entertainment
Lake Tahoe on the Nevada–California border
Goldstrike (Post-Betze) Mine in the Carlin Trend, the largest Carlin-type deposit in the world, containing more than 35000000 ozt gold
Cattle near the Bruneau River in Elko County
Ranching in Washoe County
State route shield
U.S. Route50, also known as "The Loneliest Road in America"
The Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City
The courthouse of the Supreme Court of Nevada
A map that details the federal land in southern Nevada, showing Nellis Air Force Base Complex and Nevada Test Site

State in the Western region of the United States.

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Western United States

Region comprising the westernmost states of the United States.

Region comprising the westernmost states of the United States.

While the West is defined by many occupations, the American cowboy is often used as an icon of the region, here portrayed by C. M. Russell.
The West, as the most recent part of the United States, is often known for broad highways and freeways and open space. Pictured is a road in Utah to Monument Valley.
Ofu Beach on Ofu Island in American Samoa
These maps from the 2000 US Census highlight differences from state to state of three minority groups. Note that most of the American Indian, Hispanic, and Asian population is in the West.
The Western United States is subdivided into three major physiographic regions: the Rocky Mountains (16–19), the Intermontane Plateaus (20–22), and the Pacific Mountains (23–25)
Zion National Park in southern Utah is one of five national parks in the state.
Big Sur, California
The Mojave Desert covers much of the Southwestern United States
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Red sunset twilight in Landers in the High Desert region of California
The High Desert region of Oregon
Feral horses in the Pryor Mountains of Southeast Montana
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Early Native American tribal territories
The first transcontinental railroad played a pivotal role in the history of the Western United States.
U.S. Route 66 accelerated the development of the Western United States.
Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, Utah, contains petroglyphs left by the first inhabitants of the American Southwest.
The pioneers were among the earliest European Americans to settle in the western frontier.
The Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills, has come to represent the American film industry.
States where state-level laws allowed legalized medicinal marijuana before 2005
States that have no income tax at the state level

Mountain states : Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada

Humboldt River

View southwest from footbridge in Elko, the largest city along the Humboldt
Aerial view of the Humboldt River's intermittent wetlands at Red House, Nevada, between Battle Mountain and Winnemucca in Humboldt County, in June 2019, a wet year

The Humboldt River is an extensive river drainage system located in north-central Nevada.

Carson River

Northwestern Nevada river that empties into the Carson Sink, an endorheic basin.

Northwestern Nevada river that empties into the Carson Sink, an endorheic basin.

The lower reaches of the Carson River near Fallon

The main stem of the river is 131 mi long although the addition of the East Fork makes the total length 205 mi, traversing five counties: Alpine County in California and Douglas, Storey, Lyon, and Churchill Counties in Nevada, as well as the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, Nevada.

Aerial view of I-15 looking south from Sunset Road in the Las Vegas Valley in 2014

Interstate 15 in Nevada

Aerial view of I-15 looking south from Sunset Road in the Las Vegas Valley in 2014
View south along I-15 at Exit 42 (I-515, US 93, US 95) in Las Vegas in 2015
I-15 southbound near Glendale, Nevada, in 2018
SR 6 was signed along the I-15 corridor c. 1919.
US 91 replaced SR 6 in 1926 until it was succeeded by I-15 in 1974.
Las Vegas Boulevard (former US 91) parallels I-15 in Primm, just north of the California state line in 2001

Interstate 15 (I-15) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Nevada that begins in Primm, continues through Las Vegas and it crosses the border with Arizona in Mesquite.

Alta California

Province of New Spain, formally established in 1804.

Province of New Spain, formally established in 1804.

Map of N. America showing California when it was part of New Spain. Map dated 1789 from Dobson's Encyclopedia.
Mexico in 1838. From Britannica 7th edition
Mexican departments created in 1836 (shown after 1845 Texas independence), Las Californias at far left in gray.
Map of Mexico. S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1847. New California is depicted with a north-eastern border at the meridian leading north of the Rio Grande headwaters.

The territory included all of the modern U.S. states of California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Ruins at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Lyon County, Nevada

Ruins at Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Dini's Lucky Club in Yerington
"Republic of Molossia", near Dayton

Lyon County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada.

North Las Vegas, Nevada

North Las Vegas City Hall at Night, February 2013
Delta Academy in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas is a suburban city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, in the Las Vegas Valley.

Winnemucca, Nevada

Only incorporated city in, and is the county seat of, Humboldt County, Nevada, United States.

Only incorporated city in, and is the county seat of, Humboldt County, Nevada, United States.

Winnemucca straddles the Humboldt River
South Bridge Street in downtown Winnemucca
Winnemucca State Bank and Trust building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Interstate 80 in Winnemucca
Winnemucca Basque Festival

It is a federally recognized tribe of Western Shoshone and Northern Paiute Indians in northwestern Nevada.

Northern Paiute people

Chief Winnemucca, Chief of the Paiutes. He was also named Poito.
Sarah Winnemucca, Paiute writer and lecturer
Captain John, Leader of the Yosemite-Mono Lake Paiutes

The Northern Paiute people are a Numic tribe that has traditionally lived in the Great Basin region of the United States in what is now eastern California, western Nevada, and southeast Oregon.

Hispanic and Latino Americans

Hispanic and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos y latinos) are Americans of full or partial Spanish, and/or Latin American ancestry.

Hispanic and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos y latinos) are Americans of full or partial Spanish, and/or Latin American ancestry.

Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles, California. 
48.5% of the inhabitants of Los Angeles are of Hispanic origin.
Storefronts at Lexington Avenue and 116th Street at East Harlem, Manhattan, also known as Spanish Harlem or "El Barrio"
The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Little Spain, important nucleus for many decades of the Spanish community in New York
San Miguel Chapel, built in 1610 in Santa Fe, is the oldest church structure in the United States.
Castillo de San Marcos in Saint Augustine, Florida. Built in 1672 by the Spanish, it is the oldest masonry fort in the United States.
Dolores Huerta in 2009. Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers', and women's rights. She was the first Hispanic inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, in 1993.
Proportion of Americans who are Hispanic or Latino in each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as of the 2020 United States Census
Intermediate level international-style Latin dancing at the 2006 MIT ballroom dance competition. A judge stands in the foreground.
Eva Longoria's mtDNA belongs to the Haplogroup A2, possibly making her a direct descendant of a Maya woman from the current territory of Mexico.
Actress Alexis Bledel is a white Latina of Argentine origin and Scottish, German and Scandinavian heritage. Bledel grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and did not learn English until she began school.
Actress Daniella Alonso is of Puerto Rican, Peruvian (Quechua) and Japanese descent.
Zoe Saldaña at the 82nd Academy Awards (2010)
Lauro Cavazos, US Secretary of Education from August 1988 to December 1990
Westlake Theatre building, side wall mural of Jaime Escalante and Edward James Olmos
Spanish speakers in the United States by counties in 2000
In 2007, University of Texas at El Paso was ranked the number one graduate engineering school for Hispanics.
Flyers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wearing face masks on March 6, 2020 as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads throughout the United States. Disproportionate numbers of cases have been observed among black and Latino populations.
Ana Navarro a political strategist and commentator immigrated as a result of the Sandinista revolution.
Rally to end family separation in Cleveland, Ohio
Protesters hold various signs and banners at a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rally in San Francisco.
Brazilian-American Luciana Borio infectious disease physician and medical/public health administrator. On November 9, 2020, U.S. president-elect Joe Biden named Borio to be one of the 13 members of his COVID-19 Advisory Board.
Beginning of Calle Ocho (eighth Street) in Little Havana of Miami, Florida, United States.
Museum of Latin American Art
Spanish colonial architecture in Los Angeles
Chicago Picasso as seen at Christkindlmarket
José Horacio Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Mexican food has become part of the mainstream American market, just as Italian food did so decades before.
Mexican American girls at a Quinceañera celebration in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mariah Carey's father was of African-American and Afro-Venezuelan descent, while her mother is of Irish descent.
Rosa Salazar is of Peruvian and French descent.
Camila Cabello was born in Cuba. She moved between Havana and Mexico City before locating to Miami at age 5.
Genesis Rodriguez actress and model. Her father, José Luis Rodríguez, actor and singer is known by the nickname "El Puma".
Natalie Morales interviewing Jill Biden at the White House in 2016.
Sunny Hostin American lawyer, columnist, journalist, and television host. Hostin was born to a Puerto Rican mother, and an African-American, her maternal grandfather was of Sephardic Jewish descent
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, circa 1984
Congressional Hispanic Conference members met with Attorney General Al Gonzales
Delegate Joseph Marion Hernández of the Florida Territory, elected in 1822, the first Hispanic or Latino American to serve in the United States Congress in any capacity
U.S. President George W. Bush announces Alberto Gonzales nomination as the Attorney General
Barbara Vucanovich the first Latina elected to the United States House of Representatives, in which she served representing Nevada
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the first Cuban American Latina in congress and first Latina chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference.
Susana Martinez, first elected Latina Governor in the United States
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, first South American immigrant member of Congress, elected in 2018
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), also known as AOC, representing parts of The Bronx and Queens, became at age 29, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress in November 2018.
Maria Salazar, a journalist, broadcast television anchor and Republican House Member from Florida. She is of Cuban heritage.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez the granddaughter of American labor leader, Cesar Chavez and American labor activist Helen Fabela Chávez became the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in 2021.
Desi Arnaz actor, musician, bandleader, comedian and film and television producer and generally credited as the innovators of the syndicated rerun
Jennifer Lopez, a Nuyorican often described as a triple threat entertainer, has extensive discographies performed in both English and Spanish.
Rita de Acosta Lydig
Real estate developer Jorge M. Pérez
Carlos Gutierrez
Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Catherine Cortez Masto, first Latina U.S. Senator
Secretary Julian Castro candidate for US President and his twin brother Representative Joaquin Castro
George Santayana was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist.
Jorge Majfud is a professor, essayist, and novelist
Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards.
José Díaz-Balart
Major General Luis R. Esteves, the first Hispanic to graduate from the United States Military Academy ("West Point")
David Farragut, first full admiral in the US Navy
Diego Archuleta, first Hispanic to reach the military rank of Brigadier General
Pedro del Valle – first Hispanic to reach the rank of lieutenant general
Carmen Contreras-Bozak – first Hispanic women to serve in the Women's Army Corps
Modesto Cartagena, most decorated Puerto Rican soldier in history
Richard E. Cavazos, first Hispanic four-star general
Antonia Novello, first woman and first Hispanic to serve as Surgeon General
Luis Walter Álvarez was awarded the Nobel Prize of Physics in 1968.
Laser physicist and author Francisco Javier Duarte
Joseph Acaba, Puerto Rican-American astronaut
Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman to go into space
Tony Romo, Mexican American quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
Alex Rodriguez
Puerto Rican NBA All-star Carmelo Anthony
Bocanegra with the United States national soccer team in 2010
De La Hoya in 2008
President Trump and Senator John Cornyn while they are visiting survivors of the 2019 El Paso shooting in El Paso, Texas, which was a hispanophobic terrorist attack

Current Hispanic Governors include Republican Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Republican New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez; upon taking office in 2011, Martinez became the first Hispanic woman governor in the history of the United States.