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.)
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. Touch for map
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 15 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 San Jose, California. 4. submitted on February 8, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.