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Virginia Street and the Reno Arch

TitleVirginia Street and the Reno Arch
Image IDUNRS-P1992-03-879
Image DateCa. 1934
Searchable date1929; 1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939
Summary/DescriptionCaption on image: At night. View of Virginia Street and the Reno Arch at night; postcard. Originally erected on Virginia Street in 1926 to promote the Transcontinental Highways Exposition of 1927, the arch originally included the words "Nevada's Transcontinental Highways Exposition" and the dates of the exposition. After the exposition, the Reno City Council decided to keep the arch as a permanent downtown gateway, and Mayor E.E. Roberts asked the citizens of Reno to suggest a slogan for the arch. No acceptable slogan was received until a $100 prize was offered, and G.A. Burns of Sacramento was declared the winner on March 14, 1929 with 'Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World'.
SubjectReno Arch (Reno, Nev.)
Business districts -- Nevada -- Reno
Casinos -- Nevada -- Reno
LocationReno (Nev.)
Washoe County
Nevada
Electronic PublisherSpecial Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Library
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Date Digital2003
Format Useimage/jpeg
Digitization SpecificationsThese images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 400 dpi, 24-bit from the original.
File NameUNRS-P1992-03-879.tif
Resource TypeImage
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno

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