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"Winners Win in Wendover"

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The population of West Wendover is approximately 7,000 (2000), 4410 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 833 (1990), 1354 (2010).

The amount of land area in West Wendover is 131.067 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from West Wendover to Washington DC is 2040 miles. The distance to the Nevada state capital is 328 miles. (as the crow flies)
West Wendover is positioned 40.76 degrees north of the equator and 114.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

West Wendover elevation is 4,500 feet above sea level.
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West Wendover location: on I-80 on the Utah-Nevada border in northern Nevada, 1 1/2 hours West of Salt Lake City, and 2 hours East of Elko, Nevada. Here is a location page for West Wendover.

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The weather in West Wendover is seasonal. Here is a weather page for Wendover. Also try this weather page for the area.
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West Wendover history:

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This area was settled in the 1920's when a gas station was built next to the road by Bill Smith. Though it wasn't officially incorporated until 1991, the area grew during the 1940's. The official name for Wendover is West Wendover, but it is often known simply as Wendover, Nevada.

The Army Air Corps built a bomber training base here during World War II. Some of the base has been converted to civilian use, but most of it has just deteriorated over the years. Some of the crews involved in the dropping of the Atomic bombs in Japan were trained here.
The incorporation date of West Wendover: 1991

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West Wendover attractions:

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The Bonneville Salt Flats
This area lies on about 30,000 acres of public land. The salt flats were named for a Captain L. E. Bonneville, an officer and explorer. The Salt Flats are what is left of a huge prehistoric lake which was once 145 miles wide and 346 miles long. It went as deep as 1,050 feet. Some of the ancient shore line is still visable above the salt in the mountain areas. The famous Bonneville Speedway is about 4 miles east of Wendover on the border between Utah and Nevada.

A picture of a truck stop in West Wendover, Nevada.

Pilot Peak
A landmark used by many pioneer travelers as they journeyed to Oregon and California.

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