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Nevada ( /nɪˈvædə/) is a state in the Western United States. It borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 34th most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital, however, is Carson City.

Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War (the words "Battle Born" also appear on the state flag); as the "Sagebrush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as the " Sage-hen State".

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State Route 233 is a state highway in rural Elko County, Nevada, USA. The highway follows the routes of the First Transcontinental Railroad and California Trail from I-80 to the Utah state line. The highway was formerly numbered State Route 30. State Route 233 exits Interstate 80 at exit 378 in Oasis, on the other side of the Pequops from Wells. Route 233 proceeds on a northeast course to rejoin the route of the railroad and trail. The highway passes through the community of Montello, Nevada en route to the Utah state line, where the highway continues as State Route 30. In Utah, the route also loosely follows the historical routes of the railroad and trail around the north side of the Great Salt Lake until connecting with Interstate 84. This corridor loosely parallels the route of the California Trail, which was first used by emigrants during the California Gold Rush. Later this corridor was used for the First Transcontinental Railroad. The highway was originally State Route 30, and first appeared on the official Nevada state highway map in 1933.

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A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business.



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