Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U.S. state of Nevada, along the Nevada-California border, about 22 mi from Lake Tahoe, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World".- Reno, Nevada
In addition to subsistence farming, these early residents could pick up business from travelers along the California Trail, which followed the Truckee westward, before branching off towards Donner Lake, where the formidable obstacle of the Sierra Nevada began.- Reno, Nevada
About 1000 mi of the rutted traces of these trails remain in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and California as historical evidence of the great mass migration westward.- California Trail
Its county seat is Reno.- Nevada
California National Historic Trail- Nevada
At the Humboldt Sink (about 100 mi northeast of present-day Reno, Nevada) the Humboldt River disappeared into a marshy alkali laden lake that late in some years was a dry lake bed.- California Trail
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Carson City is an independent city and the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada.
The majority of the city's population lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 mi south of Reno.
By 1851, the Eagle Station ranch along the Carson River was a trading post and stopover for travelers on the California Trail's Carson Branch, which ran through Eagle Valley.
Elko (Shoshoni: Natakkoa, "Rocks Piled on One Another") is the largest city in and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States.
Though Elko lies along the route of the historic California Trail, it was first inhabited only in 1868, by white settlers, when it was at the east end of the railroad tracks built by the Central Pacific Railroad (the portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad built from California to Utah).
Elko is the largest city between Salt Lake City and Reno, located along Interstate 80.