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Welcome to the Reno Website of pictures within the World from the Web Home page. Located in western Nevada, this is the 2nd largest city in the state of Nevada and comprises the major metropolitan area in the north western portion of the state.

Known as the "Biggest Little City of the World", Reno is located on the Truckee River, with Lake Tahoe nearby. It is part of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Reno is a busy resort with large gambling casinos. Its proximity to a region of magnificent scenery and outdoor recreation makes it popular with tourists. Reno is the 111th largest city in the U.S. with a population of 180,480 people (2000). The city covers 69.1 square miles, but is part of a much larger metropolitan area. The metro area contains 342,885 people (2000) and includes the cities of Sparks, Virginia City and Carson City. It is at an elevation of 4,498', making it a high mountain city, with desert nearby. The city is serviced by 1 major airport, Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Most of the casinos are located in the downtown area.

Reno is home to the University of Nevada-Reno (1874). Museums include the Nevada Museum of Art, featuring American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, the Nevada State Historical Society Museum, housing items from prehistoric times to the state’s present, the National Automobile Museum and the W. M. Keck Museum, with mining artifacts and a large exhibit on minerals.

Paiute and Washoe Indians inhabited the Great Basin region prior to white settlers moving to the area in 1844. In 1859 the site of present-day Reno was a river crossing. Owned by Myron C. Lake, it was known as Lake’s Crossing. The population of the community grew after a large silver deposit, the Comstock Lode, was discovered nearby in the late 1850s. In 1868 the Central Pacific Railroad reached the town and was renamed for Jesse Lee Reno, a Union general in the American Civil War (1861-1865). It was incorporated as a city in 1903. The city developed in part as a result of its lenient residency requirement and divorce laws, which allowed married people to travel to Reno to secure a quick divorce that laws in their home states made more difficult. Reno for a time was known as the divorce capital of the world. The city continued to grow as a resort after the legalization of gambling in Nevada in 1931. Reno in the mid-1990s experienced further business and population expansion, due to an influx of hotel, manufacturing, and distribution industries that contributed to the area’s balanced economy.

The Reno economy Its proximity to a region of magnificent scenery and outdoor recreation makes it popular with tourists. Reno is also a residential community and a commercial, services, and manufacturing center. Products include building materials, electronic equipment, plastics, and specialized medical software. Nearby Carson City is the capitol of Nevada and houses the state government.

There are also many outdoor areas of tremendous natural beauty within an hour of Reno. The most famous is the beautiful Lake Tahoe, southwest of Reno and easily accessible by car or mass transit (bus). These outdoor locations near Reno are listed and linked near the bottom of this page.

The average temperature in December is 32.5F, in July it is 71.6F. The average highs during the month get into the 90sF, but don't usualy get above 100F. The area recieves only 7.5 inches of rain per year (much of that snow during the winter).


All pictures on this page are from Reno, using various film and digital cameras. See other nearby links by World from the Web, listed below.



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From Virginia near 2nd, the Biggest Little City in the World.
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Harrah Casino From Virginia near 2nd.
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The El Dorado from Virginia and Plaza.
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The Silver Legacy from Virginia and 4th.
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Inside the Silver Legacy, the Dome connects to Circus Circus and the El Dorado.
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Circus Circus from Virginia and 5th.
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The Reno Hilton.
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From the Health Club at the Sands, 17th floor.
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From the Health Club at the Sands, 17th floor.
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From the Health Club at the Sands, 17th floor.
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University of Nevada at Reno.
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Downtown Reno from the University of Nevada.
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Sierra Nevadas from the University of Nevada.
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Please visit Lake Tahoe by World from the Web. This includes numerous ski resorts and Emerald Bay.


Further information can be found at the reno.com website
or Reno NV Guide.
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