- /ree"noh/, n.a city in W Nevada. 100,756.
* * *City (pop., 2000: 180,480), western Nevada, U.S. It is located on the Truckee River, near the California border, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada foothills.Until 1900 it was primarily a distribution point, but, after several well-known people were granted divorces or were quickly married there under liberal state laws, it became famous as a busy divorce and marriage centre. It is also a year-round vacation centre. When gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931, Reno began to attract tourists to its many casinos.
* * *city, seat (1871) of Washoe county, western Nevada, U.S. Although it is one of Nevada's largest cities, its traditional nickname is “The Biggest Little City in the World.” The city lies on the Truckee River, near the California border and the Sierra Nevada foothills, amid magnificent and varied scenery. Adjacent to Reno is the city of Sparks. Reno's first settler was C.W. Fuller, who built a toll bridge of logs across the river about 1860. The site was acquired by M.C. Lake in 1863 and was called Lake's Crossing. When the Central Pacific Railroad reached the site in 1868, a land auction was held, and homes were built almost overnight. The town was renamed for Gen. Jesse Lee Reno of Virginia, a Union officer who was killed at the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland, in the American Civil War.Until 1900 Reno served primarily as a distribution point, but, after several well-known people were granted divorces or were quickly married there under liberal state laws, the city became famous as a busy divorce and marriage centre. Close to the Sierra Nevada range and Lake Tahoe, Reno is a year-round vacation centre. Not far from the city is a portion of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and skiing, hunting, and fishing are available nearby. When gambling was legalized in Nevada (1931), Reno began to attract tourists to its many casinos. There are some small manufacturing plants in the area, and Reno is an important warehousing and distribution centre because of Nevada's Free Port Law, under which merchandise moving in interstate commerce may be stored and assembled in transit free of taxation.The University of Nevada (Nevada, University of) (1874) was moved from Elko to Reno in 1885, with the first classes being taught in 1887. The W.M. Keck Museum at the university has exhibits of the area's mining history. Reno is the seat of the Nevada Historical Society. Inc. 1879. Pop. (2000) city, 184,202; Reno-Sparks MSA, 342,885; (2007 est.) city, 214,853; Reno-Sparks MSA, 410,272.
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