The Genesis of Reno - The History of the Riverside Hotel and the Virginia Street Bridge by Jack Harpster
The Genesis of Reno - The History of the Riverside Hotel and the Virginia Street Bridge by Jack Harpster

The Genesis of Reno - The History of the Riverside Hotel and the Virginia Street Bridge by Jack Harpster

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The Genesis of Reno - The History of the Riverside Hotel and the Virginia Street Bridge by Jack Harpster

Description: Over 157 years ago—before there was a Reno, Nevada; before there was a state of Nevada; and even before there was a Nevada Territory—there was a bridge over the Truckee River at a narrow, deeply rutted cattle and wagon trail that would one day become Virginia Street. There was also a small rustic inn and tavern occupying a plot of ground at the southern end of the log-and-timber bridge, catering to thirsty cowboys, drovers, and miners. The inn and the bridge were the first two structures in what would one day be a bustling metropolitan area, and to this day they still form the nucleus of the city. The Genesis of Reno traces their history up to the present day. The 111 year-old concrete bridge that was replaced in 2016 by a magnificent new structure was honored for its longevity and unique character with placement on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 258 pages.

Dimensions: 7.5L x 1W x 10.5H inches

Format: Hardbound

SKU: 8430

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