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ABOUT NEVADA: (hidden)

  About Nevada Print Version
Nevada Facts:
Nevada Constitution (Legislative Counsel Bureau)
Nevada Facts (Cultural Affairs)
Nevada Facts (Legislative Counsel Bureau)
A History of Nevada (Cultural Affairs)
Events (Cultural Affairs)
Finding Famous People (Cultural Affairs)
History of Nevada Government (Cultural Affairs)
Historic Places (Cultural Affairs)
Law and Order (Cultural Affairs)
Nevada Names and Geography (Cultural Affairs)
Women in Nevada History (Cultural Affairs)
Nevada Law & Politics
Nevada Elected Officials:
    Executive Branch
    Judicial Branch
    Legislative Branch
US Federal Representatives
Nevada's Governor 
    Meet Nevada's Governor
    Meet the Governor's Cabinet Members
    Meet the Governor's staff
    Read Press Releases - Proclamations
    Nevada Governors' Biographies (Dept. of Cultural Affairs)
Subscribe to Governor Gibbons':
Press Releases
    Who was the First Governor of the State of Nevada? (Cultural Affairs)
Nevada's First Lady   Meet Nevada's First Lady  
    Meet the First Lady's Staff
    Nevada's First Ladies (Cultural Affairs)
    Nevada's First Family
    News & Events/Press Releases
    Photo Gallery
    First Ladies Inaugural Ball Gowns (Cultural Affairs)
Nevada Legislature   Assembly
    Directory of State and Local Government
    Election Information
    Facts about the Nevada Legislature
    Gift Shop
    How a Bill is Passed
    Law Library (NAC/NRS)
    Live Meeting Broadcasts
    Lobbyist Information
    Major Elected Officers (pdf)
Nevada Facts
    Nevada Legislators, 1861 - 2008 (pdf)
    Nevada State Government Organization Chart (pdf)
    State Agency Map
    The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf)
    Who's my Legislator? What's my District?
Click here to visit the Consulate of Ireland, Reno, Nevada USANevada's Consulates:
    On January 12th 1999 the Honorary Consular Corps of Nevada was formed. The founding members also are the Board of Directors of the Corps which is a non profit organization working for the mutual benefit of the members representing their countries and the State of Nevada.
Nevada's Demography :
  The Nevada State Demographer's office is responsible for conducting
annual population estimates for Nevada's counties, cities, and towns.
  Nevada's Population - A quick population reference can be found at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation's website.
Nevada Emergency Management
Nevada Emergency Management State of Nevada's Emergency Management
Some Nevada Events:
  Northern Nevada Events
  Burning Man
  Great Reno Balloon Race
  Hot August Nights
  Lake Tahoe Music Festival
  Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
  Mining Expo
  Motorcycle Jamboree
  National Championship Air Races and Air Show
  Nevada Day
  Reno Jazz Festival
  Reno River Festival
  Reno Rodeo
  Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival
  Silver State Stampede
  Tahoe Arts Festival
  Rural Nevada Events
  Bike the West
  Reno-Tahoe Open - golf
  The Great Ski Race
  Southern Nevada Events
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
  Freemont Street Experience & Fremont East
  Las Vegas Event Guide
  Racing at the Bulllring
  More Southern Nevada Events
Nevada's Gift of Life:
Gift of Life - Donate Life Decision Donation - A school program that gives the Gift of Life was created in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson's vision of a model instructional package for high schools that will educate the nation's youth about the importance of organ and tissue donation and the need to make an informed decision about whether to be a donor and share their donation wishes with their families.
Nevada's Governor's Mansion:
Nevada Homeland Security:
Nevada Homeland Security This web site was built especially for the citizens or visitors to Nevada. It is to inform and help you answer most of your homeland security questions
Nevada's Homeland Security Awareness Guides:  
  For Kids (pdf) 
  For Adults (pdf)
  Especially for Kids!
  Homeland Security Kids!
Nevada Labor Market Information:
  A Brief Narrative of Economic Conditions, Wages, Population, Career Information, Occupational Projections, and Economic at a glance.
Nevada Libraries:
  Nevada Libraries for the Blind and Physically Impaired
  Nevada State Library and Archives
  Nevada Supreme Court Law Library
Nevada Grown:
             Agricultural Commodities Produced in Nevada by County
1. Carson City: alfalfa, livestock
2. Churchill: forage, grains, vegetables, melons, alfalfa, dairy, livestock, bedding plants
3. Clark: forage, grains, alfalfa, dairy, livestock, melons
4. Douglas: forage, pasture, grains, dairy, livestock, garlic, onions, grapes
5. Elko: forage, grains, pasture, livestock
6. Esmeralda: alfalfa, grains, carrots, livestock
7. Eureka: forage, grains, alfalfa, timothy, livestock
8. Humboldt: potatoes, forage, grains, mint, alfalfa seed, garlic, turf, bean seed, honey, peas, onions, livestock
9. Lander: forage, grains, alfalfa seed, livestock
10. Lincoln: forage, grains, potatoes, apples, turf, livestock
11. Lyon: onions, garlic, corn, alfalfa, dairy, turf, potatoes, vegetables, livestock
12. Mineral: forage, grains, livestock
13. Nye: forage, grains, melons, row crops, pecans, pistachio nuts, turf, livestock
14. Pershing: alfalfa seed, forage, grains, honey, livestock
15. Storey: potatoes, onions, vegetables, livestock
16. Washoe: forage, grains, onions, garlic, potatoes, dairy, livestock, turf
17. White Pine: forage, grains, livestock
             Did you know?
  Many organic agricultural products such as salad greens, artichokes and other vegetables, herbs, chili’s, and root crops are grown in Nevada for local chefs and for farmers' markets.  Many types of apples such as Gala, Cameo, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan and Winesap apples as well as Pistachios are grown in Nevada.  For more information on our organic agricultural products, please visit the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Nevada does not have a single agricultural product (like Idaho potatoes) that it is known for and exports to other states. 
Made in Nevada:
  The Made in Nevada program is designed to build demand for Nevada
products and industries, while creating a strong network of businesses and support services throughout the state.
Manufactured in Nevada:
                   A wide variety of items are manufactured in Nevada.  Below are just a few:
    Aircraft engine and engine parts Industrial process variable instruments
    Steel investment foundries Canvas related product mills
    Fabricated structural metal Miscellaneous fabricated metal products
    Coffee and tea Motor vehicle body
    Dried and dehydrated food Dog and cat food
    Plastics pipe and pipe fitting manufacturing All other plastics products
    Ready-Mix concrete & cement Wiring device manufacturing
    Reconstituted wood products Vehicular lighting equipment
    Other miscellaneous manufacturing  
Nevada Media: 
  Newspapers, Radio
Nevada Movies
Nevada Newsletters:
  Newsletters from State of Nevada agencies
Nevada Photo Gallery:
  State of Nevada's Photo Gallery - What's happening in Nevada
  Legislative Photo & Video Gallery -What's happening during Nevada's Legislative Session
Nevada State Parks: (Dept. Conservation and Natural Resources)
  Guide to State Parks in Nevada
  Activities in the Park
  Trails in Nevada
Updated 9/17/2008

   STATE SYMBOLS: (hidden)

  State Symbols Print Versions
An official act of the legislature is required to designate official features and emblems of the state.  The first legislative act of this type was the designation in 1953 of the single-leaf Pinion pine as Nevada's official state tree. 
Nevada State Symbols (details):
A photograph, a brief description of the symbol, additional links about that state symbol, and the NRS associated with each symbol.  Nevada Legislature State Symbols and
    State Reptile State Flag  
    Desert Tortoise - Nevada's State Reptile! Click here for Nevada Symbols Nevada State Flag  
        Did you know? The State of Nevada does not recognize a state insect.
        Did you know?  Nevada does not have an Official State Food, however, Lahontan Cutthroat
Trout are our State Fish and are native to the area and were eaten by Native Americans and
        Did you know? Nevada has three nicknames: Battle Born - because Nevada joined the union during the civil war; Sagebrush State - because it is our state flower and symbolizes the great basin region of central Nevada; Silver State - because silver is one of our state colors, and it is the state mineral, symbolizing the granite composition of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the silver country of northern Nevada.   In 2002, 7.7 million ounces of gold and 13.6 million ounces of silver were mined in Nevada.

  The Tule Duck is Nevada's State Artifact and was created by early Nevadans almost 2,000 years ago. Discovered by archeologists in 1924 during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the 11 decoys are each formed of a bundle of bullrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to resemble a canvasback duck.

NRS 235.085

The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 31


Desert Bighorn Sheep

  The Desert Bighorn Sheep is Nevada's state animal. It is a beautiful animal and well-suited for Nevada's mountainous desert country because it can survive for long periods without water. It is smaller than its Rocky Mountain cousin but has a wider spread of horns. The large rams stand about 4 1/2 feet tall and can weigh as much as 175 pounds.

1973 Ovis canadensis nelsoni
NRS 235.070
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 28

Mountain blue bird   The Mountain Blue Bird is Nevada state bird. It lives in the Nevada high country and destroys many harmful insects. It is a member of the thrush family and its song is a clear, short warble like the caroling of a robin. The male is azure blue with a white belly, while the female is brown with a bluish rump, tail, and wings.

Bird: Mountain Bluebird or 50 States List
NRS 235.060 
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 28

lahontan cutthroat
Note: This photo is not representative
of a normal sized specimen
  The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout is Nevada's state fish. A native trout found in 14 of the state's 17 counties, is adapted to habitats ranging from high mountain creeks and alpine lakes to warm, intermittent lowland streams and alkaline lakes where no other trout can live. The biggest cutthroat ever caught in Nevada's Pyramid Lake was 3 feet long and weighed 41 pounds.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout or NRS 235.075
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 31
Nevada State Flag

Nevada State Flag

  Nevada's state flag has changed 3 times. The official flag of the State of Nevada is hereby created. The body of the flag must be of solid cobalt blue. On the field in the upper left quarter thereof must be two sprays of sagebrush with the stems crossed at the bottom to form a half wreath. Within the sprays must be a five-pointed silver star with one point up. The word “Nevada” must also be inscribed below the star and above the sprays, in a semicircular pattern with the letters spaced apart in equal increments, in the same style of letters as the words “Battle Born".  Above the wreath, and touching the tips thereof, must be a scroll bearing the words “Battle Born.” The scroll and the word “Nevada” must be golden-yellow. The lettering on the scroll must be black-colored sans serif gothic capital letters.

NRS 235.020
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 27

Click here for a view of Nevada County Flags   

When is a State Flag Official?

Sagebrush   Nevada's state flower is sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata). It has small yellow and white flowers in the spring grow abundantly in the deserts of the Western United States. A member of the wormwood family, sagebrush is a branching bush (1 to 12 feet high) and grows in regions where other kinds of vegetation cannot subsist. Known for its pleasant aroma, its gray-green twigs, and pale yellow flowers, sagebrush is an important winter food for sheep and cattle Native Americans used sagebrush leaves as medicine and sagebrush bark for weaving mats.  Adopted March 20, 1917.

1959 Artemisia tridentata or trifida

NRS 235.050

The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 29

fossil   Ichthyosaur became a state symbol in 1977 as the state fossil. It was found in Berlin, east of Gabbs. Nevada is the only state to possess a complete skeleton (approximately
55 feet long) of this extinct marine reptile. 

-Dinosaur & Palentology Dictionary
Ichthyosaur - Enchanted Learning Software
-New Exhibit at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Ichthyosaur Trip
-Homepage -

1977 genus Shonisaurus
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 30
NRS 235.080

FireOpalRed   Nevada's state precious gemstone is the black fire opal. Considered one of the most beautiful of Nevada’s gemstones, Virgin Valley black fire opal was designated the precious gemstone. Northern Nevada’s Virgin Valley is the only place in North America where black fire opal is found in any significant quantity. Nevada adopted an official precious and semi-precious gemstone on May 27, 1987.


NRS 235.100


Indian Rice Grass


Our state grass, Indian Rice Grass, was once a source of food for Native Nevada Indians. Indian Rice Grass now provides valuable feed for wildlife and range livestock. This tough native grass, which is found throughout the state, is known for its ability to reseed and establish itself on sites damaged by fire or over grazing.

Food of the Desert Culture
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 31
A Living Desert

NRS 235.055
photograph from Plant Pages    
Young desert tortoise   The desert tortoise, our state reptile, is the largest reptile in the southwestern United States. The largest reptile in the Southwestern United States lives in the extreme southern parts of Nevada. Its hard, dome-shaped shell ranges from tan to black in color. This reptile spends much of its life in underground burrows to escape the harsh summer heat and winter cold. The desert tortoise can live to be more than 70 years old.
Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
A Brief History of the
Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise Diet Sheet
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 30
1989 Gopherus agassizii
NRS 235.065

The state rock is sandstone. Sandstone, in its more traditionally recognized form or as quartzite, is found throughout the state. In areas such as the Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon Recreational Lands, both near Las Vegas, it provides some of Nevada's most spectacular scenery. The State Capitol, and the former United States Mint, are built of sandstone. Students at Gene Ward Elementary School in Las Vegas came up with the idea of making sandstone our state rock. 

Famous Nevada buildings built from local Nevada Sandstone: 
 in 1879-80


1987 Sandstone
NRS 235.120
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 30

Turquoise is our state's semi-precious gemstone. Sometimes called the “jewel of the desert,” Nevada turquoise is found in many parts of the state. Long popular as jewelry among Native Americans, turquoise is also a state symbol of Arizona and New Mexico. Nevada’s designation was made on May 27, 1987. 

TURQUOISE - The US Geological Survey 

NRS 235.110

Nevada Battle Born   "Battle Born", our state slogan, was adopted on March 26, 1937. It means Nevada became a state during the Civil War.  The Battle Born slogan is printed on our state flag.  The slogan is located above the wreath, and touching the tips of the spray, must be a scroll bearing the words “Battle Born.”

NRS 235.020

Pinon Tree   The pinion pine was the first tree adopted as our state tree. The Single-Leaf Pinion (Pinus monophylla) is an aromatic pine tree with short, stiff needles and gnarled branches. The tree grows in coarse, rocky soils and rock crevices. Though its normal height is about 15 feet, the single-leaf pinion can grow as high as 50 feet under ideal conditions. It is one of the most common trees found in Nevada and can grow in the dry, rocky ground of our desert. 

Pinon Pine

1953 Pinus monophylla
NRS 235.040
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 29

Bristlecone Pine   Students from Ely, Nevada had the bristlecone pine adopted as a symbol for our state. The bristlecone pine is the oldest living thing on Earth, with some specimens in Nevada more than 4,000 years of age. The tree can be found at high elevations. Normal height for older trees is about 15 to 30 feet, although some have attained a height of 60 feet. Diameter growth continues throughout the long life of the tree, resulting in massive trunks with a
few contorted limbs.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine    

1987 Pinus aristata var. longaeva
NRS 235.040
The Guide 2007 - 2008 (pdf) see page 29

Nevada State Tartan   The Nevada State Tartan was designed by Richard Zygmunt Pawlowski.  The colors and design of the tartan represent the following features that make Nevada a unique and bountiful state:  NRS 235.130
Blue - represents one of the state colors of Nevada, the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe and the mountain bluebird, the official state bird.

Silver - represents the other state color, the official state mineral, the granite composition of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the silver country of northern Nevada;

Red - represents the Virgin Valley black fire opal, the official state precious gemstone, and the red rock formations of southern Nevada;

Yellow - represents sagebrush, the official state flower, and symbolizes the great basin region of central Nevada;

White - represents the name of this state meaning snow-covered, which is the translation of the Spanish word "Nevada",

The crossing of the yellow and red stripes represents the different colors of Nevada sandstone, the official state rock;

The white intersection on the silver field stands for the snow-capped peaks of granite mountains, which make up the Sierra Nevada mountain range;

The four blue lines represent the four main rivers of Nevada which are the Colorado Ricer, Truckee River, Humboldt River and Walker River;

The intersecting blue lines in the silver field represent the Colorado River as it meets Hoover Dam and creates Lake Mead;

The small solid 'boxes' of silver and blue number 8 by 8, or 64, to signify the year (1864) that Nevada was admitted into statehood;

The 13 solid-colored intersections of the small stripes represent Boundary Peak, the highest point in Nevada, which stands at an elevation of 13, 143 feet; and

The 16 solid silver intersections and the solid white intersection in the center of the tartan represent the 16 counties and the one consolidated city-county government of Nevada.  song


"Home Means Nevada"
Lyrics - "Home Means Nevada"

  Our state song, was written by an immigrant, Mrs. Berta Raffetto. While living in Reno, Mrs. Raffetto was asked to write and sing a song about Nevada for a picnic. It was adopted later as our state song.        NRS 235.030
    Click here for Music and Lyrics to Nevada's state song, "Home Means Nevada"
Nevada's State Motto:  “All for our Country”.   In mid-1864, Nevada's Constitutional Convention adopted a description of the features to be placed on Nevada's Great Seal.  The Territorial Legislature had approved the description of the seal for the Territory of Nevada on November 29, 2861.  The Territorial Seal included the motto "Volens et Potens", which means "Willing and Able", expressing the ideas of loyalty to the Union and the mineral wealth to sustain it.

On February 24, 1866, the Legislature changed the motto on the seal to “All For Our Country.” In 1969, this measure was amended to make the legal description conform to the actual features of the seal. This provision is now found in NRS 235.010.

2007-2008 The Guide (pdf), published by The Nevada Legislature.  See page 26.

Nevada Statistical Information (Dept. of Administration)
Nevada Trivia:
    100 Things Every Reno-Sparks Resident Should Know
    Nevada Fast Facts & Trivia 
    Nevada Fun Facts
    Nevada Movies
Nevada Weather: 
    Nevada Weather (
    Nevada State Office of Energy  (Western Regional Climate Centers)


  Cities and Counties Print Versions
Nevada Cities/Counties:
    Links to Nevada's 17 counties, Chamber's of Commerce, Visitor centers, related links and photographs
    Nevada City List  (pdf) (Dept. of Taxation) - Page 2
    Alphabetical Listing (pdf) (Dept. of Taxation) - Page 2
    Cities, by County (pdf) (Dept. of Taxation) - Page 3
City of Las Vegas - KIDZ KORNER
Nevada's Cities and Counties - Stories from Museums and Archives: 
    Carson City: The Nation's Smallest Capital? - by Guy Rocha, Nevada State Archivist and Dennis Myers, Journalist
Nevada Maps:
    Nevada Maps (various maps of Nevada provided by the Dept. of Transportation)
    Nevada Indian Tribes


  Some Nevada History Print Versions
Discover Nevada History
Nevada Historical Markers:
    The Historic Marker Program was initiated by the Nevada State Legislature in 1967 to bring the State's heritage to the public's attention with on-site markers.
Nevada Museums
Historical Myth a Month
The 1st 100 Years  (The Early Years, Resort Rising, A city in Full)


  Especially for Kids Print Versions
Wildlife in Nevada:   Nevada is home to many distinct and individual species. Listed below are brief details about various animals in the state (Dept. of Wildlife)
Learn How to Become Bear Aware.  Click Here!   I'm Bear Aware - Learn about the Black Bears in Nevada (Dept of Wildlife)     
Bicycle Nevada   Bicycle Nevada (Dept. of Transportation)
Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Program (Dept. of Transportation)
Birds of Nevada:   Information on birds of Nevada and bird watching opportunities in Nevada.
(Dept. of Wildlife)
Boater Education:   Nevada Boating Laws, Tips Every Boater Should Know. (Dept. of Wildlife)
Emergency Management for Kids:
    Wildfires, floods, earthquakes are just a few of the
emergencies that Nevada's Emergency Management deals with.
Fishing Clinics:   The Nevada Division of Wildlife offers fishing clinics through its regional angler education programs (Dept. of Wildlife)
Homeland Security for Kids:
    A collection of Kids links relating to homeland security,
health, disease, security, How to prepare and deal with emergencies, and GAMES!
    Homeland Security Kids!

Click here for Nevada Homeland Security Brochure - Especially for Kids! (pdf)

Healthy Kids Page (Nevada Medicaid) 
Hunter Education:   The Nevada Division of Wildlife offers Hunter Education classes through its regional offices in Reno, Las Vegas, Fallon, and Elko.
Kids Count (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Nevada Kids Count (UNLV)
Nevada Kids Page (Cultural Affairs)
        Nevada Schools Online               Children's Books on Nevada           Teacher Resources           Ask a Librarian!
      Nevada Schools               Children's books           Teacher's Resources
              On-Line                              On Nevada
Nevada License Plates (Dept. of Motor Vehicles)
Nevada State Museum - Virtual Tours & Galleries  (Dept. Cultural Affairs)
Nevada Partners in Flight: (pdf):
    Nevada Partners in Flight (PIF), a group of conservation groups, state and federal agencies, and research institutions, have identified bird species in Nevada that are declining.
Nevada Rider - Motorcycle Safety Program    Nevada Rider: Motorcycle Safety Program (Office of Traffic Safety)
Nevada Wild:   Nevada Division of Wildlife biologists, wardens, educators and other staff are constantly working on many interesting projects behind the scenes.
Kids on the Internet - The Police Notebook   The Police Notebook
Project ChildSafe   Project ChildSafe
Scenic Nevada ByWays (National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP))
Travel Nevada (Dept. of Transportation)
Nevada Division of Wildlife - Trout in the ClassroomTrout in the Classroom (Dept. of Wildlife) 
Wildlife Education: NDOW offers Wildlife Education and Aquatic Education field trips at a variety of Wildlife Education Sites in Western Nevada, that include diverse areas such as desert, sagebrush steppe, river, riparian, wetlands and mountain habitats. (Dept. of Wildlife)
Wildlife - hidden
Project Wild  
Project Wet     
The Wild Ones
Project Learning Tree   
 Wildlife Coloring Book (pdf)
Wildlife Coloring Book (pdf)                         



  Help With Homework Print Versions
    contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and
statistics on countries of the world
Carnegie Library of Pittsburg:
    HOMEWORK HELP Booklists for School, School subject links, Do your research, Ask a Librarian
CIA World Fact Book
Country Studies:
    on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the The Library of Congress - Federal Research Division
Research Division:
    of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook. Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army
Crayon - Create your own Newspaper
Geography IQ:
    An online world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical
and cultural information. In addition, GeographyIQ brings together a number of other resources including maps, flags, currency conversion as well as climate and time zone information.
    This site offers exhibits on various topics about animals, peoples
and cultures, and maps.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
    American Library Association - 700 recommended web sites for kids of all ages
Law for
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids:
    Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is brought to the World Wide Web as a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access, GPO's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information.

This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.

Congress for Kids:
    Congress for Kids gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you. Although designed for students in grades fourth through high school, other students, teachers, parents, and interested citizens will find helpful, engaging activities, too.
U.S. Blue Pages :
    On-line guide to the US Government :
    US Government Resources
U.S. Historical Census Data:
    The data presented here describe the population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960. The original source of the each decade's data is the decennial census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Who's Who in the Federal Government
World Atlas:
    Maps and Geography of the World


  Other Links Print Versions
Environmental Kids Club
Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FEMA Publications
Great Basin National Park: located by Baker, Nevada
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Dept. of Health and Human Services(DHHS))   Internet safety for kids  Find coloring books, vidoes, calendar and numerous other fun & information for kids!
Visit Vince and Larry's Safety City!   Safety City - National Highway Traffic Safety
USDA Forest Service:
    Welcome to the official website of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service!
Smokey Bear Woodsy Owl USFA KIDS SITE

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  US Fish & Wildlife Service
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