December 1, 2010
Nevada’s official nickname, the “Silver State,” and its unofficial nicknames the “Battle Born State” and the “Sagebrush State” are on the patch of the Mineral County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office. The central emblem contains the sagebrush, the state flower, on the bottom half, and the famous landmark Mt. Grant on the top; a silver circle encases the emblem, which honors Nevada’s rich history with silver mining. The words “Battle Born” at the top recall Nevada’s entry into statehood during the Civil War.