The ONE Resource You Need, at Your Fingertips

By Staff of Nevada Humanities

Did you know that Nevada Humanities has an incredible educational and reference tool that delves into Nevada’s culture, history, and heritage? The Online Nevada Encyclopedia (ONE), which has been active since 2006, is a free, online resource that is available to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Silver State. All courtesy of Nevada Humanities.

The ONE is a multimedia educational resource produced by Nevada Humanities that incorporates articles, images, and interactive media that explores the landscape, people, and events that have shaped the Silver State’s politics, economy, and culture. The ONE is Nevada’s primary online resource about the state’s history and contemporary culture. The ONE is widely used by Nevada educators in K‐12 classrooms to bring Nevada’s history to young people, as well as by the general public. The search feature makes it easy to explore the ONE too.

What can you find on the ONE? Here are just a few examples:

  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, failed at mining in Unionville and perfected his literary art as a journalist based out of Virginia City, Nevada in the early 1860s.

  • Sarah Winnemucca (1844-91) was one of the most influential and charismatic American Indian women in American history who dedicated her life to working for the Paiute nation in Nevada. Her statue now stands U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

  • The Black Rock Desert is home to the annual Burning Man gathering that draws tens of thousands of Burners for a week of individual and communal experiences and art installations, ending with “The Man” being burned down at the end of the festival. 

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Watch Nevada Humanities Facebook page every Wednesday for ONE Wednesdays when Nevada Humanities highlights a nugget of Nevada culture from the ONE. Check out the ONE at You won’t be disappointed and you just might learn something new about Nevada!

Images courtesy of The Library of Congress, UNR Special Collections, and Duncan Rawlinson

Cheyanne TreadwayThomas