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~Home of the Reno Air Races~

The first settlers were the Martis who inhabited this area over 4,000 years ago. They were a nomadic people who survived according to the seasons. The Martis people moved in around 500 AD and who were able to prosper due to the abundance of rivers and creeks plentiful of Salmon and Steelhead. The Martis settled villages according to the seasons and the abundance of acorns and deer herds.

Yet, sadly as so many other Native American tribes their numbers dropped dramatically due to exposure of disease from white settlers as well in the killings due to prejudice. Now, the only thing left behind of Martis, are the beautiful petroglyphs.
Miners migrated in this area around the 1850’s due to gold, but the discovery of silver in 1859 the Comstock Lode settlers came in droves. Then in 1863 the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) tracks were laid from Sacramento, California and later making connection with the Union Pacific Railroad making migrating here much easier for new settlers.

The 1920’s brought the Reno Arch and the highway and the 1930’s brought in legal gambling along with easy divorces. Like so many other cities Reno has experiences its ups and downs. Reno is know to be “The Biggest Little City in the World!”

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  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Interesting page, particularly the Hurrah Car Collection, would be nice to see.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    It was a real nice city when we got there long time ago. If the fires keep away, we hope to get there again, and this time see what you saw. Good job

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2011 at 6:03 AM

    Usel tips for a future to my Cousin in Reno ~ Airshow seems like a good overlap time ;-)))

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Bringing back some memories of Reno-Tahoe....home for me for almost 25 years... Ann, TS

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Hi Dee, My Brother and his family now live in Reno from Incline Village at Lake Tahoe. Big difference. Reno makes me put my boots on. Larry

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    More to Reno than gambling! Looks nice- love the Lake Tahoe tip. The air show sounds exciting.Good page & pics, Dee

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    A fine new page on Reno. I like the way you are always on the lookout for interesting historical markers. On my one visit to Reno I won 20 cents on the slot machines and then quit while I was ahead.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    nice new page - always thought reno was a desert. love river walks. always an enjoyable education in history to visit your material.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Nice page Dee.

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2010 at 6:05 AM

    Beautiful Reno Riverwalk along Truckee River corridor looks as beautiful as San Antonio Riverwalk, I think. - Glad mail made in time, and you liked.


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