Fascinating Vintage Photos Show What Reno Looked like in the 1950s

Reno is a city in Nevada’s U.S. state, lies on the Truckee River, near the California border and the Sierra Nevada foothills. Reno’s first settler was C.W. Fuller, who built a toll bridge of logs across the river about 1860. The city was 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. It served primarily as a distribution point, until the beginning of the 20th century.

Reno leaped with the legalization of gambling and the passage of liberal divorce laws. Over 20 casinos in Reno and slot machines are available at the airport, convenience, and grocery stores.

Here are some fascinating historical photos that show what Reno looked like in the 1950s.

#5 Cars driving on Lake Street as the famous Reno sign “Biggest little City in the World!” is off in the distance December, 1958.

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

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