A report on NevadaReno, Nevada and California Trail

The California Trail led to the gold fields.
The exploration of the West by Jedediah Smith
Mexico in 1824. Alta California included today's Nevada.
The Overland Limited at Reno in 1913
John Bidwell
Sculpture representing a steam locomotive, in Ely, Nevada. Early locomotives played an important part in Nevada's mining industry.
Western trails in Nebraska. The Mormon Trail is in blue; the Oregon and California Trails and the Pony Express route in red; an alternate Oregon/California route in dashed red; lesser-used trails in orange. The Platte River is between the Mormon and Oregon/California Trail. Fort Kearny is the black dot.
Nevada territory in 1861
The flag that was used by Reno from 1959 up to the flag change on April 25, 2018
Chimney Rock, Nebraska
Mountains west of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert
Reno Nevada and the Truckee Meadows south west of the Reno Tahoe International Airport has a large herd of mustang horses. These horses nurse and range around the runoff of Steamboat Creek. The mustang is a notable iconic image of the Nevada range land, which includes Reno.
Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
A valley near Pyramid Lake
Dog Valley, west of Reno, an area of active faulting
Trail Ruts, Wyoming
Topographic map of Nevada
Sunset in Reno
The California Trail as it approaches Scotts Bluff from the east.
Little Finland rock formation in Nevada
Map of racial distribution in Reno, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
North Platte, Sweetwater Rivers across Wyoming
Köppen climate types of Nevada, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Downtown Reno, including the city's famous arch over Virginia Street
Independence Rock
The Las Vegas Strip looking South
Silver Legacy Hotel with Downtown Reno in the background
The Sweetwater River at Devil's Gate, 1870
Carson City Mint in Carson City. Carson City is an independent city and the capital of Nevada.
A panorama of downtown Reno in 2012
South Pass facing west toward Pacific Springs
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Calico basin
Night arrival of medical transport helicopter at Renown Regional Medical Center
Green River watershed
Great Basin National Park
Exterior of Nevada Museum of Art
Map of the Bear River
The quartzite of Doso Doyabi in Great Basin National Park
Reno Events Center
Frederick W. Lander
Valley of Fire State Park
Reno Whitewater Festival at the whitewater park in Reno
An encampment on the Humboldt River, 1859. Digitally restored.
Mount Charleston
Virginia Lake is a popular place for people to walk their dog in Reno.
Humboldt River, Nevada
Population density map of Nevada
River rafting on the 4th of July, 2018 on the Truckee River
West Fork of the Carson River, just east of Hope Valley in Alpine County, California
The Winnemucca Sand Dunes, north of Winnemucca
T6s line up for the 2014 Reno Air Races
Map of the Carson, Truckee, Humboldt River drainage system western Nevada
Downtown Reno
An older picture showing part of the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the foreground
Donner Pass in the 1870s showing Dutch Flat wagon route improvements—made by Central Pacific Railroad.
East Las Vegas suburbs
Reno skyline in June 2006
A view of the South Fork of the Yuba River from the North Bloomfield Road bridge.
Nevada quarter
I-80 in Downtown Reno
A waterfall on the South Fork Yuba River in South Yuba River State Park
MGM Grand, with sign promoting it as The City of Entertainment
Reno skyline in September 2014
View of the Sierra Nevada range and Sonora Peak looking northward from Sonora Pass.
Lake Tahoe on the Nevada–California border
Goldstrike (Post-Betze) Mine in the Carlin Trend, the largest Carlin-type deposit in the world, containing more than 35000000 ozt gold
Cattle near the Bruneau River in Elko County
Ranching in Washoe County
State route shield
U.S. Route50, also known as "The Loneliest Road in America"
The Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City
The courthouse of the Supreme Court of Nevada
A map that details the federal land in southern Nevada, showing Nellis Air Force Base Complex and Nevada Test Site
Party registration by county (February 2021):

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".

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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.

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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.

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Its county seat is Reno.

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California National Historic Trail

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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.

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Carson City, Nevada

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Abraham Curry
Illustration of Carson City in 1877
Secret Harbor Beach, Lake Tahoe
Looking south on US 395, just south of US 50 in Douglas County near Carson City
<center>Historic St Charles Hotel in Carson City</center>
<center>Former Carson City Post Office</center>
<center>The Governor's Mansion in Carson City</center>
Paul Laxalt State Building – formerly the U.S. Court House & Post Office, now home to the Nevada Commission on Tourism

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, Nevada

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Elko was settled with the coming of the railroad, which still runs past downtown Elko near the Humboldt River.
View southwest along the Humboldt River from the 9th Street Footbridge in downtown Elko
View of Elko from "E" Mountain
View northeast along Idaho Street (SR 535) in downtown Elko
Goldstrike mine, a large gold mine near Elko
The iconic "White King" at the Commercial Casino in downtown Elko
Elko Hot Hole, a hot spring on the southwest edge of the city
KENV TV studios in Elko
Interstate 80 in Elko
Elko Airport terminal

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.