- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval marked the completion of a year-long project to plant markers for Nevada’s 150th birthday with a ceremony at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

The Friday ceremony was held at marker No. 40 in a series of 116 historical markers around the state.

It’s near the original spring mound at The Meadows, a one-time stop on the Old Spanish Trail in the 1800s that is now part of the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

“The meadows” translates in Spanish to Las Vegas.

The Nevada 150 Commission raised funds to help pay for a sweeping replacement of aging and defaced markers in the Historical Marker Legacy Project.

It’s been part of the celebration of Nevada’s admission to the United States as the 36th state on Oct. 31, 1864.

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