The Silver State
"All For Our Country and Battle Born"
October 31, 1864
The blue and silver represent Nevada's state colours. Red is for the Virgin Valley black fire opal and the red rock formations of southern Nevada; yellow is for the sagebrush, the state flower; white is for the name of the state - Nevada is Spanish and means snowy or snow clad, a reference to the US Sierra Nevada mountain range that runs down the eastern border of California.