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State Symbols

Bird: Mountain Bluebird
Tree: Bristlecone Pine
Flower: Sagebrush
Mammal: Desert Bighorn Sheep

Capital: Carson City

Entered the Union: October 31, 1864 (36th)

Origin of Name: Spanish for “snow-covered”

State Motto: All for Our Country

State Nicknames: Sagebrush State • Silver State • Battle Born State

State Song: “Home Means Nevada”

National Forests: 2 • State Parks: 23

Famous for: Gambling, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Las Vegas, Gold & Silver Mining, Wild Mustangs, Outdoor Recreation

  • Nevada was made famous by the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit.
  • Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation. It is second in the world behind South Africa.
  • Nevada is the gambling and entertainment capital of the United States.
  • Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place on earth.
  • Most of the state is desert, but the Sierra Nevada mountain range near Reno and the Ruby Mountains near Elko have
    snow for half the year.
  • Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state, with its highest point at the 13,145 foot top of
    Boundary Peak near the west-central border.
  • About 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
  • In 1899 Charles Fey invented the slot machine named the Liberty Bell. In 1999 Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for
    every ten residents.

History of Incline Village

Once upon a time, there was a lovely azure blue lake, surrounded by a lush forest. When Mark Twain first saw
Lake Tahoe he remarked that “surely this is the finest view the world affords.” Lake Tahoe’s first residents were
the Washoe and Paiute Indians who lived and fished along its shores. As time passed and civilization moved
West, settlers paused in passes to the North and South to marvel at the color and clarity of this magnificent body
of water. Incline Village slept through the Lake’s early development, as the centers of activity in the early days
sprang up at South Lake Tahoe, Glenbrook and Tahoe City.
In the mid-1800s, lumber interests discovered the Nevada North Shore as an excellent source of lumber for the
Washoe Mines and at this point began methodically logging. By 1897 Incline had been left a sea of stumps, with a
maze of crumbling flumes and rotting log chutes.
In the early 1900s visitors to Lake Tahoe spent glorious summer holidays in the vacation paradises of
Glenbrook and Tallac to the south. A one-lane road connected the North and South shores and in the 1930s
summer homes were built in the area of Incline Beach. Incline was little more than a wide spot in the road during
the ’30s, 40’s and ’50s, with only summer homes and a trailer park to distinguish it. Year-round
residents were few and those who remain today tell stories of wild winters, food shortages, and isolation.
In the late 1950s, Crystal Bay Development Company acquired 9,000 acres in Incline Valley and immediately
began plans for a new Incline Village, a modern, carefully designed residential and resort community on Lake
Tahoe. By 1964, a new elementary school was under construction and several years later the community cut the
ribbon at Incline High School. Incline was on its way. And that brings us to the Incline Village we have today,
with signs of a healthy future in evidence around every corner.

WHY Nevada?


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Current Population Incline Village: 8,777
Median Incline Home Price: $1,545,000
Median Incline Home Rental: $3,600/mo

Business and Gaming

When people think of Nevada, they think of gambling. However,
over the last couple of decades, Reno and Sparks have become
much more than just gaming cities. With many prominent
corporations residing in the area, INC Magazine rated Reno and the
sixth-best spot to do business for a mid-sized city.

Nevada Tax Structure

Nevada’s tax structure continues to be one of the least burdensome
in the country, allowing both business and employees to flourish.


Regions largest non-gaming employers:

1. Washoe County School District
2. University of Nevada, Reno
3. Washoe County
4. Renown Medical
5. International Game Technology

Reno-Sparks Largest Industry Sectors:

1. Wholesale Trade, Transportation & Utilities
2. Leisure & Hospitality
3. Accommodation and Food Service
4. Government
5. Professional & Business Services
6. Educational and Health Services
7. Retail Trade
8. Goods Producing
9. Local Government
10. Casino Hotels

Additional Advantages of Doing Business in

 Stockholders, directors, and officers need not live or hold
meetings in Nevada
 Directors need not be stockholders
 Officers and directors of a Nevada Corporation can be protected
from personal liability for lawful acts of the corporation
 Nevada corporation may purchase, hold, sell or transfer shares of
its stock.

US Best States for Doing Business:

The state of Nevada ranked #9 Chief Executives’ annual survey asked
over 600 CEOS to grade each state on the following criteria:
 Taxation & Regulation
 Workforce Quality
 Living Environment

Area Profile

Location: Lake Tahoe straddles California’s eastern and Nevada’s western state line. It is located in the Sierra Nevada
mountain range and is 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, 98 miles northeast of Sacramento, Calif., and 45 miles southwest
of Reno.
Size: Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. It is 12 miles wide, 22 miles long and has 72 miles of shoreline.
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S. The average depth is 989 feet, with the deepest point of 1,645 feet. The lake

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contains 39 trillion gallons of water.
Altitude: Lake Tahoe’s surface elevation is 6,223 feet above sea level.
Climate: Lake Tahoe has a dry and comfortable climate with an 80 percent chance of sunshine throughout the year. The area averages 400 inches of snowfall per year, but in January 2005 the area received 228 inches of new snow in just one
Highway Access: North Lake Tahoe is accessible from major highways. From Sacramento, Calif., take Interstate 80 East
to Truckee. From Reno, take Interstate 80 West to Truckee or Highway 431 over Mt. Rose.
Air Access: The area is also accessible by air. The Reno Tahoe International Airport is located 45 miles away and the
Sacramento International Airport is 120 miles away. Both Airports are served by dozens of flights daily from major cities.
Lodging: North Lake Tahoe has a variety of lodging accommodations including resorts, hotels, motels, lodges, inns, bed &
breakfasts, and rental condominiums and cabins.


Be Bear Smart!

Are you bear smart? Co-existence is a community effort and don’t forget that a fed bear is a dead bear and we
should keep them wild. Black Bears are native to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. You may
encounter a bear (even in town) because some bears have lost their fear of people. Black bears are wild animals,
but if you take precautions, your chances of being injured are extremely low.

Residential Trash Storage

Best option: Lock your trash in an animal-resistant metal enclosure (Bear Shed/Bear Box).

2nd Best Option: Keep your trash in an animal-resistant cart.

Tahoe Bear Box Co.

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Carson Valley Welding

Baker Bear Bins

The Bear Guard Co.

Brown Bear Box

“Bear Smart” Checklist

 Lock your trash in an animal-resistant metal enclosure (Bear Shed/Bear Box)
 Don’t leave food, food wrappers in vehicles. Lock vehicle and set car alarm.
 Keep your home and garage doors closed.
 Rinse the recycling, it must be squeaky clean.
 Never approach, feed or attempt to touch bears.
 Close doors and windows while cooking.
 Do not use a bird feeder.
 Always feed your pets indoors.
 Clean the barbeque after each use

Things To Do

Incline Village / Crystal Bay is particularly suited for couples and families seeking refuge, but larger groups will
receive an equally warm reception. The Lake Tahoe area boasts a remarkable array of meeting and convention
facilities, special event venues and wedding accommodations, both indoor and out.
Summer activities in North Lake Tahoe include hiking, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, water

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skiing, windsurfing, and rafting. There’s also dining, shopping, dancing, ice skating, fishing, bowling, bungee
jumping, rock climbing, gaming, aerial cable car, museums, lake cruises, balloon rides, exercise and health facilities,
movie theaters, ATV tours and arcades
Snow play is all the rage and Lake Tahoe has the hills to thrill, from tame to extreme. So what are your options
come winter? Nearly two dozen world-class downhill, boarding, cross country or skate skiing. Toss in snow play,
ice skating, snowmobile adventures or dog sledding and you’ll have some serious decisions to make.
Tour Lake Tahoe’s historic mansions and homes, shop cute mountain village stores, see a nearby museum or try
your hand against the house.
Few places on earth can match the romantic atmosphere which surrounds Lake Tahoe. Incline Village/Crystal Bay
is perfectly suited for your wedding or honeymoon getaway. With a choice of chapels, churches and stunning
outdoor locations, couples can plan the perfect ceremony indoors or outdoors all year long.
For event location and details, visit



Museums & Exhibits

North Lake Tahoe Historical Society
Gatekeepers Museum, Marian Steinbach Indian Basket Museum, Watson Cabin,
Special Exhibits and Special Events.

Tahoe Science Center
Looking for fun and learning? Tahoe Science Center has interactive exhibits on the
Lake Tahoe Basin’s important ecological challenges and an award-winning 3D
movie, “Lake Tahoe In Depth”.

Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics
The Museum of Sierra Ski History and the 1960 Olympics was created to preserve and
display our wonderful ski heritage. The museum is a tour back through ski history
from its beginnings through the 1960 Olympics. Visitors will learn all about the
history of skiing and the story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.

Historical Sites

Thunderbird Lake Tahoe
The Thunderbird Lake Tahoe has two of the most stunning pieces of
Nevada’s history– the secluded Thunderbird Lodge and the legendary
Thunderbird Yacht on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.

Vikingsholm Castle
The Vikingsholm Castle is located at the head of Emerald Bay in Lake
Tahoe, California. This magnificent “castle” is a unique blend of
nature’s spectacular beauty and man’s architectural ingenuity.

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion is located in Sugar Pine Point State
Park on West Shore at Tahoma.

Nevada State Parks


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Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star-gazing—not your thing? How about mountain biking, horseback riding,
boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating? Choose your favorite outdoor activity and Nevada State Parks will provide a
place for it. Nevada’s 23 state parks, recreation areas, and historic sites are stretched across terrains as diverse as alpine forests and
bone-dry deserts. Among them are natural lakes and man-made reservoirs, such as world-famous, 22 miles long Lake Tahoe or the
much smaller Echo Canyon and its 35-acre reservoir.
Other parks provide glimpses into the past. Valley of Fire is one of the state’s oldest, with 3,000-year-old petroglyphs carved in
sandstone and breathtaking views of the maroon-colored rock formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Mormon station in Genoa and the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort feature replicas of 19th-century fortifications and visitor centers explaining
regional history.
Many campgrounds and RV facilities are open all year, depending on the weather – you can even stay in a yurt at Cave Lake State
Park near Ely. Trailheads are well marked, and facilities at many parks include RV dump stations, showers and day use facilities for
groups. For more information on Off-highway Vehicles (OHV) registration, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles at

  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
  • Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
  • Cathedral Gorge State Park
  • Cave Lake State Park
  • Dayton State Park
  • Echo Canyon State Park
  • Elgin Schoolhouse State Historic Site
  • Fort Churchill State Historic Site
  • Fort Churchill State Historic Park
  • Kershaw-Ryan State Park
  • Lahontan State Recreation Area
  • Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

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  • Mormon Station State Historic Park
  • Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
  • Rye Patch State Recreation Area
  • South Fork State Recreation Area
  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
  • Spring Valley State Park
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
  • Washoe Lake State Park
  • Wild Horse State Recreation Park


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