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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Reno

 
 
Reno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 16, 2016
1. Reno Marker
Updated marker.
Inscription. Before the arrival of the European Americans, the Washoe and Paiute people inhabited the Truckee Meadows. The Stevens-Murphy emigrant party passed through the area in 1844, and settlement began in the early 1850s. Charles William Fuller established a river ferry across the Truckee in the fall of 1859 and completed a bridge and a hotel by the spring of 1860. Myron C. Lake acquired Fuller's holdings in 1861, rebuilt the bridge and established Lake's Crossing. In 1868, Lake offered land for a depot to the Central Pacific Railroad and the town was laid out. The community's name honors a Civil War officer, General Jesse Lee Reno.

Reno's transcontinental railroad connection and its rail link to the Comstock Lode helped lay the foundation for the economy, as did the lumber industry and the surrounding ranches and farms.

The community's reputation as a divorce center began in 1906 and gambling was legalized in 1931.
 
Erected by Nevada Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Location. 39° 31.439′ N, 119° 48.734′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virgina Street (Nevada Route 430) south of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map
Reno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2011
2. Reno Marker
Original marker.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washoe County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (about 300 feet away); Lake's Crossing (about 300 feet away); Reno's Beginning (about 700 feet away); The Truckee River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reno.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Reno Marker on the Grounds of the Washoe County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2011
3. Reno Marker on the Grounds of the Washoe County Courthouse.
The Nearby Washoe County World War II Memorial is seen at the far right of this view.
Reno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
4. Reno Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.   2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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