Nevada Candidates for Senator
Nevada Senator Candidates
State Primary in 2014
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Harry Reid (D)
Dina Titus (D)
Mark Amodei (R)
Brian Dempsey (D)
Joe Heck (R)
Erin Bilbray (D)
Steven Horsford (D)
Cresent Hardy (R)
Niger Innis (R) - Tea Party Activist
1827 Jedediah Smith and his party crossed central Nevada on his return trip from California, crossing the center of what became Nevada. After spending the winter of 1826-27 in California, Jedediah Smith's expedition crossed Sierra Nevada mountains over Ebbett's Pass and traveled eastward across Nevada. His trip was the first crossing of the Great Basin by white men. Smith's journal and map have never been found, his exact route is unknown.
1828 November 9th - Humboldt River first discovered by Peter Skene Ogden on his fifth Snake Country expedition 1828-1829. This was Ogden's last expedition to the Snake Country.
1829 Antonio Armijo lead a party of 60 on the Old Spanish Trail to Los Angeles. While the caravan camped about 100 miles northeast of the present site of Las Vegas, a scouting party set out to look for water. The abundance of artesian spring water found here shortened the Spanish trail to Los Angeles by allowing travelers to cut directly through, rather than around, the vast desert. Spanish traders who used this route were thankful for the shortened trip and they named this convenient desert oasis Las Vegas, Spanish for "The Meadows."
Ewing Young and Kit Carson, leading a fur-trapping party from Taos, also discovered portions of the trail at about the same time.
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