December 20, 2014
Nevada's 142nd birthday was marked Saturday in Carson City, with the annual Nevada Day parade. Nevada entered the union on October 31, 1864, becoming the 36th state.
The parade featured motorcycle riders from local law enforcement agencies, plenty of horses and several marching bands. According to the parade line-up, the bands included: the Carson City High School Blue Thunder Marching Band, the Eagle Valley Middle School Marching Band and the Douglas High School Band.
The parade's grand marshal was a locomotive built in 1875 that traveled between Reno and Virginia City, according to the Nevada Day Web site. Governor Kenny Guinn rode in the locomotive as it was towed down Carson Street Saturday.
Miss Rodeo Nevada, Kristina Spitale, rode a horse in the parade. "I'm a native Nevadan so Nevada Day is definitely my favorite holiday it's just a great day to come out and to celebrate all the wonderful things that Nevada is," she said.