LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Postal Service celebrated Nevada statehood Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by dedicating a Forever Stamp to commemorate its 150th anniversary.
Known by several nicknames — the Silver State, the Battle Born State, the Sagebrush State — Nevada became the 36th state Oct. 31, 1864.
The dedication ceremony took place at the Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas where current U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors Vice Chairman James Bilbray was joined by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV); Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV); Nevada Sesquicentennial Honorary Poet Waddie Mitchell; Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe; College of Southern Nevada Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Michael Green and Nevada Statehood stamp artist Ron Spears in dedicating the stamp. Also participating was The Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin.
The Nevada Statehood Forever Stamp is available at Post Offices, online at usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay at ebay.com/stamps, and by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).