WA9WCN – Robert
Las Vegas, Nevada
The flag of Nevada was adopted in 1929. The flag contains a blue field with a star on the upper right hand corner, under the star is the word “Nevada” And above the star a ribbon that says “Battle Born”. Below the star also is two sprigs of green sagebrush with yellow flowers. The words “Battle Born” reflect Nevada becoming a state during the American Civil War. The green sagebrush is Nevada’s State flag.
The nickname for Nevada is The Silver State, dating from the Nevada silver rush days of the mid 1800’s. At that time silver was literally shovelled off the ground in Nevada. Heavy gray crusts of silver had formed on the surface of the desert over millions of years and were polished by dust and wind to the dull luster of a cow horn (called “horn silver”).