The Central Pacific Railroad reached Reno in the spring of 1868. The town’s first railroad station was build the next year.
Snowshoe Thomson was the only person to transport mail on a regular basis between the east side of the Sierra Nevada and the foothill mining communities of California.
The Mackay School of Mines building was dedicated in 1908, along with the Mackay statue by sculptor Gutzon Borglum who would later earn fame with his project at Mount Rushmore.
The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has more than 200 cars with authentic street scenes and sounds.
The Celebrity Showroom at the Nugget has been the Northern Nevada venue for many stars who have graced this stage for the last half century.
At John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel Casino in Sparks, the pool and spa beckon guests. The indoor atrium pool at the John is a relaxing break for the winter months and for cooling off during the summer.
The laundry facility at John Asuaga’s Nugget in Spark features huge machines which can hold over 200 lbs of laundry each load.
Morrill Hall was the first building constructed on the University of Nevada, Reno campus after the University relocated from Elko to Reno in 1885.
Photographs by Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism
Virtual-reality environments created by students from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. The classes working on these projects are JOUR 313 (Photojournalism), and JOUR 451-651 (Interactive Media).