State of
Lewis Washington Wimberly
Family in Nevada
Trappers and traders, including Jedediah Smith, and Peter Skene Ogden,entered the Nevada area in the 1820's. In 1843-1845, John C. Fremont and Kit Carson explored the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada.

In 1848 following the Mexican War, the U.S. obtained the region and the first permanent settlement was a Mormon trading post near present-day Genoa.

Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the fabulous Comstock Lode in 1859 and its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, barite, and tungsten.

Nevada was admitted to the Union  on October 31, 1864 as the 36th state of the union.

Nevada is now famous for it's world-class gambling casino's in Las Vegas and Reno.