The lovely, giant elm trees of the University of Nevada, Reno quad were planted in 1908. When the University was in its infancy, it was strictly forbidden for underclassmen to ever set foot on the Quad.
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.
Built in 1913 as the Gibbons Mansion, the home was purchased by up-and-coming Nevada lawyer, judge, and politician Pat McCarran in 1921.
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.
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.
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.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a “forest of stones” carved not by a river but by millions of years of freezing and thawing.
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.
Donner Lake was named after the unfortunate Donner Party, which spent a long and tragic winter near the lake in 1846. A museum on the northeast shore has artifacts from the period.
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).