Reno, Nevada

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A city located in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada, very near the border with California, just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Reno was established as a gold and silver mining community in the late 1800s and grew gradually until the 1930s, when Nevada legalized gambling. Reno became known for its many casinos, which offered a popular destination for tourists and gamblers from neighboring states.

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"'Biggest Little City in the World' arch on Virginia Street in Downtown Reno, Nevada, June 25, 2007" by Lvtalon is licensed under Public Domain.

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