Reno, Nevada: Original Reno Arch

Reno's downtown "Biggest Little City in the World" welcome arch has been replaced several times; the earliest one, built in 1927 for the Nevada Transcontinental Highway Exposition, still stands.
Lake St., Reno, NV
Lake St., south of the Truckee River, just north of Mill St.
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Original arch.

Original Reno Arch

The Original Reno Arch is just in the shadow of Harrah's.

[Ohio Tourist, 12/23/2015]

Reno's original welcome arch.

Original Reno Arch

The original Reno Arch was constructed in 1927 and stood in downtown Reno until 1967. It was built to promote the Nevada Transcontinental Highway Exposition. It was moved around until it found a home in 1995 on Lake Street, south of the Truckee River.

[SpicyV, 01/19/2014]

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