Reno, Nevada

Reno is located in the north-western part and is the third largest city in the U.S. State of Nevada. The Biggest Little City in the World. Reno is the second largest tourist destination in Nevada and is famous for its casinos. The city has more than 300 sunny days each year and is ranked among the top 10 best places to live. Reno was the gambling capital of the United States, but in the 60's Las Vegas became the gambling capital.

To See And To Do In Reno

  • Gambling
  • Nevada Museum of Art
  • National Automobile Museum
  • Idlewild Park
  • California Avenue
  • Riverwalk
  • Victorian Square
  • Rancho San Rafael Park
  • Wingfield Park
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • West Street Market
  • Meadowood Mall
  • Sierra Summit

History Of Reno - Timeline

In 1833, the area was explored. Around 1850, a few people had settled in the area. In 1859, Charles Fuller built a log toll bridge across the Truckee River and a small hotel. He called it Fuller's Crossing. He charged a fee to those people who wanted to cross the river on their way to Virginia City and the gold and silver that had been discovered there.

In 1861, Myron Lake purchased Fuller's Charles bridge. He renamed it Lake's Crossing and he developed the community with the addition of a grist mill, kiln and livery stable to the hotel and eating house. In 1864, Lake's Crossing was the largest town in the county. In 1868, the town site of Reno was officially established and was named after named after General Jesse Reno, a U.S. Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War, the western frontier, and as a Union General during the American Civil War.

In 1872, the railroad was completed in Reno. In 1885, the University of Nevada moved to Reno from Elko. In 1887, the first electric street lamps were erected in the city. In 1899, the first Reno Arch, an iconic landmark in Reno, was erected.

In 1903, the Vitagraph Theater in Reno opened and was the first movie house in Nevada. In 1910, Reno hosted the famous heavyweight boxing fight between Jim Jeffries and Jack Johnson. The boxing fight was later regarded as the fight of the century. In 1922, the first radio station in the state, station KDZK, was established in Reno.

In 1929, the airport Hubbard Field was built by Boeing Transport Inc. Today's Reno-Tahoe International Airport. In 1953, KOLO, the first TV station in Reno, went on the air. In 1957, explosions caused by natural gas leaking destroyed five buildings in the heart of downtown. Two people were killed and 49 people were injured. In 1961, Reno was the city where Marylin Monroe and Clark Gable made the Misfits.