2016: An End of the Year Roundup

2016 was a busy year for the Special Collections and University Archives department. We’d like to take a moment now as we prepare for 2017 to thank our donors and give a little recap of some of our 2016 achievements. In 2016, we made available a grand total of 15 manuscript and archival collections: Charles Greenshaw …

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Snow, Snow, and More Snow

Winter in northern Nevada this year has been underwhelming to say the least. The lack of precipitation has been almost as striking as years where the area is pummeled by extreme weather. As shown in this post on Operation Haylift, some winters stick in the memory more than others. 1931-1932 was another memorable winter. At …

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REPUBLICAN VICTORY IN NEVADA IS COMPLETE

Reno Evening Gazette, Wednesday, November 9, 1910 NIXON–ODDIE–ROBERTS ELECTED BY HANDSOME AND SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITIES Democratic Machine Is Shattered by Voters of Nevada Who Administer a Crushing Defeat to the Dickerson-Pittman-Sprague Combination _________ Tasker Oddie becomes the New Governor, Senator George S. Nixon is re-elected, and E.F. Roberts is elected as Nevada’s sole Representative in the …

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Voter Statistics

From the Nevada State Journal, October 25, 1910 CALIFORNIANS ARE VERY NUMEROUS HERE       Interesting statistics regarding voters in this city and district are being compiled by Sol Hilp, who has been assisting Justice of the Peace Davis with the registration for the election.        Already he has found that there are as many voters …

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Indecent Pictures or Parisian Art?

From the Reno Evening Gazette, Oct. 22, 1910 PICTURES REMOVED Attorney Hartson saw what he believed to be indecent and suggestive pictures in a cigar and stationery store on Virginia street yesterday and ordered the same taken from the window. The proprietor did as ordered but claims that the pictures are neither suggestive nor indecent. …

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Sparks Railroad Shops Booming

From the Reno Evening Gazette, October 17, 1910 OCTOBER PAYROLL WILL BREAK RECORD        All departments of the shops are now running full nine hours and everybody is rushed. Assistant Superintendent Hickey forecasts that the October payroll will be a record breaker. The September wage will be scattered broadcast on the 21st and will amount …

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September Deaths and Births

From the Reno Evening Gazette, October 12, 1910        During the month of September, according to the report of Dr. A.L. Rice, health officer, there were fifteen deaths in this city, eight males and seven females.        Of these twelve were residents and three non-residents, eight married, five single, one widowed, and one unknown. All …

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Tex Rickard’s Automobile

The Nevada State Journal on October 6, 1910 reported that Tex Rickard’s “big 70 h.p. Thomas touring car” and his chauffeur, Joe Marcure, would be impressed into service to take Governor Dickerson and his fellow democratic candidates around the state while Rickard was away in the east for several weeks. “The car was taken primarily for the reason …

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