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The Genesis of Reno: The History of the Riverside Hotel and the Virginia Street Bridge
by Jack Harpster
University of Nevada Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-87417-004-7 | Cloth: 978-1-943859-23-8
Library of Congress Classification F849.R4H37 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.355

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Over 157 years ago—before there was a Reno, Nevada; before there was a state of Nevada; and even before there was a Nevada Territory—there was a bridge over the Truckee River at a narrow, deeply rutted cattle and wagon trail that would one day become Virginia Street. There was also a small rustic inn and tavern occupying a plot of ground at the southern end of the log-and-timber bridge, catering to thirsty cowboys, drovers, and miners. The inn and the bridge were the first two structures in what would one day be a bustling metropolitan area, and to this day they still form the nucleus of the city. The Genesis of Reno traces their history up to the present day. The 111 year-old concrete bridge that was replaced in 2016 by a magnificent new structure was honored for its longevity and unique character with placement on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 

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