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Tiger Battalion represents Douglas on Nevada Day

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Members of the Douglas High School JROTC program march in the Nevada Day parade in 2015.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Last year’s school marching unit winner, the Douglas High School Army JROTC, will be representing the county in Saturday’s Nevada Day Parade.

The Tiger Battalion is entry No. 62 in the parade which starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Carson City.

While neither of them is running opposed, both of Carson Valley’s state legislators are in the first division of Saturday’s Nevada Day Parade.

Sen. James Settelmeyer and Assemblyman Jim Wheeler are 15th and 16th in the celebration of Nevada’s statehood in Carson City.

The Miss Nevada Scholarship Program is in Division 8. This year’s Miss Nevada is Minden’s Bailey Gumm.

The newly opened Wa She Shu Casino & Travel Plaza is entry No. 191, just nine away from the back of the parade.

None of the Douglas bands are participating in this year’s parade, according to the scheduled released by the Nevada Day Committee.

Douglas students are out of school this week under their new calendar.

State and local offices will be closed on Friday for the Nevada Day holiday.

Nevada Day celebrates the state’s Oct. 31, 1864, entry into the union.

According to former Nevada Archivist Guy Rocha, the first official Nevada Day Parade was held in 1938.

A committee of Genoa residents participated in the first parade, depicting the founding of Mormon Station, according to the Oct. 21, 1938, edition of The Record-Courier.

The following year, The R-C predicted 5,000 people would attend the 75th anniversary of the state’s founding.

Until 2000, Nevada Day was celebrated on Oct. 31, whenever that fell during the week.

The Legislature changed the holiday to a three-day weekend with the holiday on the last Friday in October.