Nevada Territorial Legislature

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The Nevada Territorial Legislature was established in 1861 after the establishment of the Territory of Nevada.[1]


The first Legislature passed a bill entitled An Act to Prohibit Gambling.[1]

During the first session, Mark Twain worked as a clerk for the legislature.[2]

On November 25, 1861, the legislature created the original nine counties:[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Nevada Territory: First Territorial Legislature". Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  2. ^ McArthur, Debra (2006). Mark Twain. Marshall Cavendish. p. 128. ISBN 9780761419501. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  3. ^ "Nevada History Timeline". Web Marketing Services. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  4. ^ "Creation of Nevada's Counties". Retrieved 2009-04-28.