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Reno Arch dedication

TitleReno Arch dedication
Image IDUNRS-P1992-01-2234
PhotographerNevada Photo Service
Image Date1926
Searchable date1926
Summary/DescriptionPhotograph of the dedication ceremony for the Reno Arch, October 1926; photographic print, 7 x 11 inches. Reno erected its arch, fashioned after California city gateway structures, at the intersection of Commercial Row and Virginia Street to promote the 1927 Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition. The Exposition commemorated the completion of the coast-to-coast motor routes. Designed by Norman W. Prince and erected by the J.L. Stuart Company of San Francisco, the steel arch cost $5, 500. Light bulbs announced the Exposition and the dates, June 25 to August 1, 1927, and blazing lit torches surrounded the word "Reno". Those at the arch dedication on October 23, 1926 included the Nevada and California governors, the Reno mayor and 1, 500 Shriners of the San Francisco Islamic Temple who were accompanied by a 400 man marching unit and an 80 piece band.
SubjectTranscontinental Highways Exposition (1927: Reno, Nev.)
Reno Arch (Reno, Nev.)
LocationReno (Nev.)
Washoe County
Electronic PublisherSpecial Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Library
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Date Digital2003
DonorJames R. Herz
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-P1992-01-2234.tif
Resource TypeImage
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno

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