Reno: The Biggest Little City in the World


Reno, Nevada was founded on May 9, 1868. Since gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931, tourism has been the major industry in Reno, today offering resorts and casinos, among other facilities. As a result of Nevada’s relatively less strict marriage laws, Reno is also well-known as a place where one can get married and divorced quickly.

Despite the national focus on its image as “the biggest little city in the world,” Reno certainly has other aspects of industry to boast of. It serves as a distribution and warehouse center, allows for goods to be stored tax-free, and a variety of products are manufactured and produced in Reno – from concrete to beverage dispensers to clothing accessories. To learn more about Reno, head over to the Reno Topic Page.

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Hot Topic – Las Vegas History

Hot Topic – Nevada History

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