28 Photos to Redefine Your Concepts of History A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953 -
On this Day in History, March In an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times of the Great Depression, the Nevada state legislature voted to legalize gambling. In Reno, work began to enlarge the citys biggest casino, the Bank Club.
Piper's Opera House in the Virginia City NV
Loading hay on the Dangberg ranch, Carson Valley, Nevada, March
Not originally published in LIFE: After a nuclear weapon test, Nevada, (Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Genoa, Nevada (March Jim and I were married in a old stone church in Genoa, Nevada, the oldest town in Nevada.
For a few years, miners were able to keep their gold find in Eldorado Canyon a secret. That changed in 1858 when the first steamboats began to make their way up the Colorado River.
Courtesy of Nevada Historical Society Reno, NV
Historic Reno Hotel was imploded Mapes Hotel- Reno Nevada watched the implosian from the cal-neva parking stadium and bought 1 of the bricks for preserving the memory