As of the census of 2000, there were 223 people, 108 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 427.4 people p...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Agency City, located in the southwestern corner of Nevada, is the westernmost city in the United States. It is bordered by the state of Oregon to the north, and the state of Arizona to the east. The city is the principal city of the Great Basin Desert region, which includes parts of 4 states: Nevada, Oregon, California, and Arizona; it is also the principal city of the Gold Country region of California. The population was 218 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
Although it is the most northerly city in Nevada, it has a warm and rainy temperate climate year-round. Although it receives more sun than the more southerly cities of Nevada, it has noticeably colder winters and oppressively hot summers.
Agency is centrally located in the Great Basin Desert region and Gold Country region of California. Closest states are Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, and Arizona to the south. The city is 38 miles north-northwest of Ely, Oregon, 186 miles east-southeast of Los Angeles, California and 162 miles south-southeast of Sacramento, California. The population of the city was 218 at the 2010 census.
Agency is located in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada, but the elevation and location provideuz a cool and arid climate year-round with average high temperatures in the high 70s, low 50sF, and good weather year-round with moderate to high rainfall, about 45 to 60 inches annually.
Gold and silver were discovered in the middle of the Great Basin Desert region in the late 18th century. There was little water for the miners to wash the nuggets down and the only thing to drink was the brackish water from the rivers. In 1859, a man named Milton Sutcliffe built the first house in what would become Agency City. He sold miners food, supplies, and wood.
In the 1870s and 1880s, Sutcliffe's business grew and so did the town. Sutcliffe built a saloon, a general store, the first school, and a post office. In 1886, Sutcliffe donated land for a town site and a town hall was erected. That fall, the first election was held and Milton Sutcliffe was chosen as the first Mayor of Agency City. He served in that role until his death in 1898.
In 1901, Sutcliffe's son-in-law, A.C. Hopkins, became the city's second Mayor. He had previously been the city's first postmaster.
As of the census of 2000, there were 223 people, 108 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 427.4 people per square mile (}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.