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History of Reno, Nevada, USA

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  • 1868 - May 9 - The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.

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  • 1869 - an earthquake shook Reno

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  • News 1879 - RAGING FIRE.
    Reno, Nev. - A fire broke out at Reno last Sunday morning, and in three hours all the business part of the town was in ashes, the only houses...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - A BIG BLAZE. Reno Gets Another Scorching by Fire. Property to the Value of $20,000 Goes Up in Smoke - Insured for About Half.
    This morning about 1 o'clock a fire broke out in or near the tea store of Rother Bros., near the corner of Second and Sierra streets, and in the rear ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Reno
    Reno, a post-village, capital of Washoe co, Nevada, on the Truckee River and on the Central Pacific Railroad, 149 miles N.E. of Sacramento, Cal.,...Read MORE...


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    Center Street, Reno, Nevada
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    Virginia Street, Looking North
  • News 1902 - SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN DERAILED AT RENO
    Reno, Nev, May 21.-The east-bound flyer on the Southern Pacific jumped the frog at Chestnut street crossing in this city. The engine and the baggage...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Reno, a banking post-town, capital of Washoe co., Nev., on the Truckee River and on the Southern Pacific and other railroads, 149 miles NE. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.
    Special to The Washington Post.
    Reno, Nev. Dec. 27.-Had it not been for prompt action by bystanders, the governor of Nevada would have been one of...Read MORE...


  • 1928 - September 13 - KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions

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  • News 1948 - RENO EXPLOSION KILLS 5, INJURES 137 - PANIC AMONG ONLOOKERS INCREASES TOLL.
    Reno, Aug. 16. (AP) - Fire, a shattering explosion and panic among several hundred spectators left a toll of five dead, one missing and 137 injured...Read MORE...


  • 1953 - September 27 - KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1868 - May 9 - The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded.

    historyorb.com
  • 1869 - an earthquake shook Reno

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • News  1879 - RAGING FIRE.
    Reno, Nev. - A fire broke out at Reno last Sunday morning, and in three hours all the business part of the town was in ashes, the only houses... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - A BIG BLAZE. Reno Gets Another Scorching by Fire. Property to the Value of $20,000 Goes Up in Smoke - Insured for About Half.
    This morning about 1 o'clock a fire broke out in or near the tea store of Rother Bros., near the corner of Second and Sierra streets, and in the rear ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Reno
    Reno, a post-village, capital of Washoe co, Nevada, on the Truckee River and on the Central Pacific Railroad, 149 miles N.E. of Sacramento, Cal.,... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN DERAILED AT RENO
    Reno, Nev, May 21.-The east-bound flyer on the Southern Pacific jumped the frog at Chestnut street crossing in this city. The engine and the baggage... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Reno, a banking post-town, capital of Washoe co., Nev., on the Truckee River and on the Southern Pacific and other railroads, 149 miles NE. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.
    Special to The Washington Post.
    Reno, Nev. Dec. 27.-Had it not been for prompt action by bystanders, the governor of Nevada would have been one of... Read MORE...

  • 1928 - September 13 - KOH-AM in Reno NV begins radio transmissions

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  • News  1948 - RENO EXPLOSION KILLS 5, INJURES 137 - PANIC AMONG ONLOOKERS INCREASES TOLL.
    Reno, Aug. 16. (AP) - Fire, a shattering explosion and panic among several hundred spectators left a toll of five dead, one missing and 137 injured... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - September 27 - KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

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