During the mid-1800s, Charles Fuller established the first bridge to cross the Truckee River in Reno. Shortly after, settlers took residence, built a vibrant community, and called the banks of the Truckee River home. From the booming Comstock Lode and the expansion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Reno was a town of growth. By the mid-1900s, Reno showcased some of the state’s most historic structures and had become known as the divorce capital of the country. The area of Reno now recognized as the Riverwalk District faced reckless floods, storms, and devastating fires, and yet its rich history and culture has prevailed for more than 98 years.
About the Author
The Riverwalk Merchants Association is an energetic group of local business owners that strives to preserve the rich culture and heritage of the city’s most historic district. Courtney Rhiana and Christopher Ryan Meredith are Nevada-born residents who have a deep passion for the history of the region and actively work with the Riverwalk Merchants Association and the Riverwalk District. The images in Images of America: Reno’s Riverwalk District illustrate the Riverwalk from its early beginnings to what is now a beautiful and exciting attraction of Reno.
Table of Contents
1 Crossing The Truckee 11
2 Faith, Education, and Clubs 25
3 Building a Residence 45
4 Structures of the Ages 59
5 20th-Century Divorce Capital 89
6 Casinos and Gaming along the Riverwalk 95
7 Fires and Floods 103
8 Forming of the Riverwalk 115