Nevada in Film

Over the years, Nevada has been a popular place for the filming of motion pictures. UNR, specifically, has been featured in a number of films. During the 1940s-1950s, the charming, traditional ‘academic’ style of campus buildings made the University of Nevada an ideal location for filming movies with campus settings. In that time, eight Hollywood …

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Mother Nature’s Fury, or Mazuma, Nevada and the Cloudburst that Ended the Town

Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying“If you don’t like the weather in New England just wait a few minutes.” This quote could easily be changed from New England to Nevada and be just as accurate. Weather in Nevada is known to be extreme. We’ve written a couple of posts about the frigid temperatures winter …

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From River Crossing to Biggest Little City in the World

Reno. The city of my birth and that I hold very dear. It’s a city of possibility, long famous for easy divorce and, more recently, a bustling humanities and startup scene. Nestled under Mount Rose, Reno has stood watch over the Truckee Meadows for 146 years. Officially founded on May 9, 1868 when the Central …

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The Myth of Morrill Hall

One myth I’ve heard around campus is that Morrill Hall was moved from Elko, the location of the original university site. I’m not talking about the intellectual entity housed in Morrill Hall, but the physical building that is Morrill Hall. I’m here to set this straight. Morrill Hall was built where it stands; although the …

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Nevada, Fossils, and the 1893 World’s Fair

During the course of my day, I look at a lot of photographs, both in print and digital format. Some of them catch my attention more than others. A few weeks ago, I reviewed a photograph, already digitized, titled “Human footprints being removed for World’s Fair.” This image immediately caught my interest. I had to …

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