This completely revised and updated edition of "A Short History of Reno" provides an entertaining and informative account of Reno s remarkably colorful history. Richard Moreno discusses Reno s efforts, from its early beginnings in the 1850s to the present day, to reinvent itself as a recreation, entertainment, education, and technology hub. Moreno looks at the gamblers, casino builders, and performers who helped create the world-famous gaming industry, and he considers the celebrities who came to end unhappy marriages, back when Reno was the divorce capital of the world.
Moreno brings the city s history up-to-date with coverage of the businesspeople and civic leaders who helped make Reno an attraction that still lures millions of visitors each year. Today s travelers and residents explore Reno s flamboyant heart and scenic wonders, topics the author examines in an accessible and lively fashion.
A Short History of Reno
University of Nevada Press