Act of March 21, 1864, Public Law 38-30, 13 STAT 30, which admitted Nevada as a state in the Union and enabled its people to form a constitution and state government, 3/21/1864
General Records of the United States Government
National Archives Identifier: 299819
In an effort to ensure Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864, Nevada’s path to statehood was expedited by Union sympathizers during the Civil War. Ultimately it would admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864, just eight days before the Presidential Election.
Before and After Operation Doorstep
Mannequin Family in a House at Operation Doorstep, 7,500 Feet from the Blast, before the Blast, 03/17/1953
Mannequin Family in a House at Operation Doorstep, 7,500 Feet from the Blast, after the Blast, 03/17/1953
(see also "Operation Cue" conducted in May of 1955.)
The #DOCUMERICA Exhibit closes TODAY, September 8 at the National Archives!
Spring Roundup of Paiute-Owned Cattle begins at Sutcliffe Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Coralling and Branding is Done in Five Stages around Pyramid Lake, Posing for the Photographer , 06/1973
Peace out Searching for the Seventies: DOCUMERICA Photography Project.
Tomorrow is the last day for this exhibit. We at the National Archives hope you can stop by before it is too late!
Frenchman’s Flat, Nevada - Atomic Cannon Test - History’s first atomic artillery shell fired from the Army’s new 280-mm artillery gun. Hundreds of high ranking Armed Forces officers and members of Congress are present. The fireball ascending, 05/23/1953
(Ed. note - Although the caption provided with the photo states 5/23/1953, most records indicate this test occurred on May 25, 1953.)
Operation Cue - May 5, 1955
Part of the overall “Operation Teapot” series of nuclear test explosions in Nevada, Operation Cue was a civil defense exercise to intended to observe the effects of nuclear weapons on a civilian infrastructure, including the construction of test houses populated with mannequins.
Photographs of Operation Cue from the Records of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, 1947 - 1962
This treaty, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, to the United States.
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo [Exchange copy], 02/02/1848
September 30, 1935 - Hoover Dam Dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt
Five years of work, an average of 3,500 workers a day - here’s a look at the construction of the Hoover Dam.
"High-scalers at work on the Arizona intake towers location some 550’ above the level of the Colorado River. The background seen is the Nevada side of the canyon.", 07/28/1932
Photograph from a series documenting the construction of Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Nevada.