The Nevada State Seal depicts the great mining industry. Many of the communities were established directly or indirectly because of the settlement of miners. The state slogan is "The Silver State".
Las Vegas history was impacted by many newcomers. Some were Mormon missionaries, some were miners, some were explorers.
Mines are visible in areas surrounding Las Vegas and other cities within the state. Some still operate and while many are abandoned.
The seal of Nevada was approved on November 29th, 1861.