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The establishment of a State University is specifically provided for in Article XI of Nevada's State Constitution, adopted September 7, 1864--notably, not a typical component of state…

Like countless cities in the American West, Reno was founded because of the establishment of nineteenth-century railroad networks. However, Reno's network did much more than simply inaugurate the…

During its first few decades, Reno was justifiably proud of the schools and libraries that served its growing population. The town's schools were often at the vanguard of its architectural…

Assembled on the occasion of Reno's 146th birthday—May 9, 2014—this tour offers a taste of historic Reno, centered along the Truckee River corridor. All sites are within walking distance, and the…

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Reno Historical is a free mobile app that puts Reno history at your fingertips, allowing you to explore the people, places, and moments that have shaped the city’s history. Learn about the history of Reno through layered, map-based, multimedia presentations, use social media to share your stories, and experience curated historical tours of the city. It is a work in progress, so be sure to check in frequently for new tours and stories.