We certainly have learned a lot about the state of Nevada in the past two days! Sunday we toured the train museum here in Carson City. There we learned how important the railroad was for the mining industry in the state. The wealth of Nevada's silver mines was of the reasons for its swift acceptance as a state in 1864, as the 36th state of the union. Nevada is also the sixth largest producer of gold in the world. There are some other interesting aspects to this state, some of them perhaps not as important as gold and silver. It is the driest state, not speaking in terms of alcohol, but water. Nevada, along with California, Hawaii and Alaska has a higher probability of earthquakes than the rest of the states. And that brings us to the capitol of Nevada, which we toured yesterday.