Around the arch
Last updated 10/15/2009 at Noon
The history of the arch in Downtown Reno predates legalized gambling in Nevada.
The current arch has stood since 1987, but the original Reno arch was erected in 1927 to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental highway system which ran through Reno.
The slogan “the biggest little city in the world” was adopted subsequent to the erection of the first arch but is incorporated into the most recent landmark.
Since the original arch wasn’t associated with the casinos, it’s no surprise that northern Reno is more than just casinos.
There are essentially two sections of norther...
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