Reno's Heyday: 1931-1991

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For 60 years starting in 1931, Reno was unarguably the place where things not possible elsewhere were its hallmarks—gambling, divorce, and uncomplicated weddings. Old promotional campaigns described two Renos—one for gambling and entertainment and one for outdoor activities. For locals, there were two other Renos. One was a beautiful city on a mountain river between towering peaks. It was a community of local businesses where people knew each other and were proud of its university. The other Reno was the city of casinos and top-name entertainment that attracted visitors. For most of those 60 years, the visitors' Reno increasingly crowded out the residents' Reno. But with the decline of the divorce and gambling businesses and the coming of new high-tech industries to Reno's economy, Reno's heyday may be just gearing up for a second wind.
ISBN: 9781467124072
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nevada
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Lowndes moved to Reno in 2007, where he has since been a docent with the Nevada Historical Society; its massive collection of historic photographs was the source of most of the images in this book. The Nevada Historical Society and its staff are among Nevada's treasures and, aided by a dedicated corps of docents, provide a museum, store, research library, and collections of photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts.
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