The Watershed Sculptures along the Carson river near Genoa were created by artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien. The sculptures are designed to address sites in need of environmental remediation.
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.
Easter Sunday dinner at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks is held in the Rose Ballroom, which can host more than 1,000 people at one time.
Concrete snow sheds protected the original route of the Central Pacific Railway across Donner Summit from frequent avalanches. This route was used from 1868 until 1993.
This building was constructed in 1910 as the passenger depot for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, a narrow-gauge line connecting Reno with northern California and southern Oregon.
This lookout point is a beautiful place to take in this scenery. There is also a link to snowsheds that provide another lookout area to view this wonderful place.
Built in 1913 as the Gibbons Mansion, the home was purchased by up-and-coming Nevada lawyer, judge, and politician Pat McCarran in 1921.
In a particularly cold winter Donner Lake might freeze, unlike Lake Tahoe, its much deeper neighbor to the south.
During their 1849 convention representatives from different communities in the state bid for the honor of hosting the state capital. This process took five years, and on February 28, 1854 Sacramento was the final choice.
Ron Bommarito took over the Genoa Antique Shop in 1969. He focuses on all types of historic objects, but is mainly interested in collecting things that represent the history of the West.
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 451-756 (Interactive Media).