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Nevada Makes Big Plans to Celebrate 150 Years

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Nevada continues to celebrate its 150th birthday this year and state officials are announcing some fun, new plans to ring it all in!

The plans were announced Wednesday afternoon at a commission meeting at the state legislature in Carson City.

More than 100 sesquicentennial events have already happened with dozens more on the way, including enjoying a giant birthday cake.

The lieutenant governor is inviting people to Carson City to have some cake of epic proportions next week. "It's actually commemorating the day (President) Abraham Lincoln allowed the Nevada Territory to begin the process to become a state," says Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki.

The cake's going to be on display at the Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center on Friday, March 21st where it will be served up to the public - all 9,000 slices!

A Nevada Historical Society employee has spent several months baking the giant cake.

Today, a model was brought for everyone to enjoy. It was 1/150th of the size of the actual cake, which is going to be 1,300 pounds and will span 13x 21 feet.

Meanwhile, four Nevada parades are planned in Carson City, Virginia City, Elko and Las Vegas and more counties are invited to have one of their own.

The Celebration Commission is also selling commemorative medallions. Two editions have already been released with items that are part of Nevada's tradition like mining.

Meanwhile, a third edition is in the works. "We're going to let the school kids of Nevada choose what will be on the backside of the third medallion, so there will be a statewide contest, if you will."

Details of that contest have yet to be released.

For more on the different events planned, click on the Nevada Sesquicentennial section located on NEWS tab. You can also go to

Written by Adam Varahachaikol

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