Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); The Virginia Street Bridges (about 600 feet away); Ginsburg Jewelry Company (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on April 23, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. Photos: 1. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on February 8, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.