Robert Wernick’s Reno

Many who have searched the Web for aspects of Reno history have encountered an entertaining essay by journalist Robert Wernick entitled “Reno: Sin City Revisited,” a light-hearted “outsider” remembrance of Reno during the Divorce Era, which begins: “In those days there were no Interstates, and you could stop by the side of the road almost anywhere to …

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Exciting New Manuscript Collection from Western Shoshone Tribe

The Special Collections Department has received an extensive collection of records, the first from a Western Shoshone Tribal organization, and a grant from the National Historical Records & Publications Commission of more than $77,000 to organize, preserve and make the records available to the public. The department was one of only 15 organizations nationwide to …

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