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November 19, 2019

Fascinating Color Pics Capture Street Scenes of Reno, Nevada in the 1950s

Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U.S. state of Nevada, approximately 22 miles (35 km) from Lake Tahoe, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World".

Reno is known for its casino industry. It is the county seat of Washoe County and sits in a high desert river valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. The city is named after Union Major General Jesse L. Reno, who was killed in action during the American Civil War at the Battle of South Mountain on Fox's Gap.

Reno is part of Reno-Sparks metropolitan, 2nd most populous in Nevada after Las Vegas-Henderson, both of which are part of the Las Vegas Valley. Greater Reno which consists of Washoe, Storey, Lyon counties and Carson City (the capital of Nevada), is the second largest metropolitan area in Nevada.

Here below is a fascinating photo collection that shows what Reno looked like in the 1950s.

Flying A Service Station

Flying A Service Station

Harolds Club

Harolds Club

Harolds Club

Kentuckey Fried Chicken

Nevada Club

Plaza Shopping Center

Reno - The Biggest Little City in the World

Reno - The Biggest Little City in the World

Reno - The Biggest Little City in the World

Reno - The Biggest Little City in the World

Reno at 1:02 am

Reno at night

Reno at night

Reno at night

Reno at night

Reno street scenes

Reno street scenes

Reno through a steering wheel

The Nugget Casino 

Virginia Street looking north

Young Lady poses with her car, somewhere in Reno, Nevada




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