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WHEREAS, historic preservation efforts protect the collective cultural heritage of Nevada and the tangible resources that represent the diverse and substantial legacy of the lives, hopes, and dreams of those who came before us; and

WHEREAS, significant cultural resources remind future generations of the Silver State’s rich past, such as the sacred sites that connect Native Americans to their ancestors, the main streets in rural communities that support thriving small businesses, or the abandoned mining camps that attract tourists from around the world; and

WHEREAS, identifying and adaptively preserving these resources allow us to maintain their character and cultural importance, using sustainable rehabilitation practices that support Nevada’s critical climate goals, ultimately improving overall quality of life and making our towns and cities attractive places to visit; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is home to many places that are rich in cultural and archeological significance, with hundreds of locations listed in both the National Register of Historic Places and the Nevada State Register of Historic Places; and

WHEREAS, May is recognized as a month to celebrate historic preservation and archeology in the Silver State. Agencies and community organizations are working to spread awareness of historic preservation efforts throughout the state and to encourage residents and visitors to discover Nevada’s significant archeological and cultural treasures;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim May 2022 as

ARCHEOLOGICAL AWARENESS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 27th day of April 2022.

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