A report on NevadaReno, Nevada and Elko, Nevada

Mexico in 1824. Alta California included today's Nevada.
The Overland Limited at Reno in 1913
Elko was settled with the coming of the railroad, which still runs past downtown Elko near the Humboldt River.
Sculpture representing a steam locomotive, in Ely, Nevada. Early locomotives played an important part in Nevada's mining industry.
View southwest along the Humboldt River from the 9th Street Footbridge in downtown Elko
Nevada territory in 1861
The flag that was used by Reno from 1959 up to the flag change on April 25, 2018
View of Elko from "E" Mountain
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.
View northeast along Idaho Street (SR 535) in downtown Elko
A valley near Pyramid Lake
Dog Valley, west of Reno, an area of active faulting
Goldstrike mine, a large gold mine near Elko
Topographic map of Nevada
Sunset in Reno
The iconic "White King" at the Commercial Casino in downtown Elko
Little Finland rock formation in Nevada
Map of racial distribution in Reno, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Elko Hot Hole, a hot spring on the southwest edge of the city
Köppen climate types of Nevada, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Downtown Reno, including the city's famous arch over Virginia Street
KENV TV studios in Elko
The Las Vegas Strip looking South
Silver Legacy Hotel with Downtown Reno in the background
Interstate 80 in Elko
Carson City Mint in Carson City. Carson City is an independent city and the capital of Nevada.
A panorama of downtown Reno in 2012
Elko Airport terminal
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Calico basin
Night arrival of medical transport helicopter at Renown Regional Medical Center
Great Basin National Park
Exterior of Nevada Museum of Art
The quartzite of Doso Doyabi in Great Basin National Park
Reno Events Center
Valley of Fire State Park
Reno Whitewater Festival at the whitewater park in Reno
Mount Charleston
Virginia Lake is a popular place for people to walk their dog in Reno.
Population density map of Nevada
River rafting on the 4th of July, 2018 on the Truckee River
The Winnemucca Sand Dunes, north of Winnemucca
T6s line up for the 2014 Reno Air Races
Downtown Reno
An older picture showing part of the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the foreground
East Las Vegas suburbs
Reno skyline in June 2006
Nevada quarter
I-80 in Downtown Reno
MGM Grand, with sign promoting it as The City of Entertainment
Reno skyline in September 2014
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".

- Reno, Nevada

Elko (Shoshoni: Natakkoa, "Rocks Piled on One Another") is the largest city in and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States.

- Elko, Nevada

Elko is the largest city between Salt Lake City and Reno, located along Interstate 80.

- Elko, Nevada

Its county seat is Reno.

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Amtrak's California Zephyr train uses the Union Pacific's original transcontinental railroad line in daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California, serving Elko, Winnemucca, and Reno.

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The University of Nevada, Reno is the oldest university in Nevada and Nevada System of Higher Education. In 1886, the state university, previously only a college preparatory school, moved from Elko in remote northeastern Nevada to north of downtown Reno, where it became a full-fledged state college. The university grew slowly over the decades, but it now has an enrollment of 21,353, with most students from within Nevada. Its specialties include mining engineering, agriculture, journalism, business, and one of only two Basque Studies programs in the nation. It houses the National Judicial College. The university was named one of the top 200 colleges in the nation in the most recent U.S. News & World Report National Universities category index.

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The California Trail led to the gold fields.

California Trail

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Emigrant trail of about 1600 mi across the western half of the North American continent from Missouri River towns to what is now the state of California.

Emigrant trail of about 1600 mi across the western half of the North American continent from Missouri River towns to what is now the state of California.

The California Trail led to the gold fields.
The exploration of the West by Jedediah Smith
John Bidwell
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.
Chimney Rock, Nebraska
Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Trail Ruts, Wyoming
The California Trail as it approaches Scotts Bluff from the east.
North Platte, Sweetwater Rivers across Wyoming
Independence Rock
The Sweetwater River at Devil's Gate, 1870
South Pass facing west toward Pacific Springs
Green River watershed
Map of the Bear River
Frederick W. Lander
An encampment on the Humboldt River, 1859. Digitally restored.
Humboldt River, Nevada
West Fork of the Carson River, just east of Hope Valley in Alpine County, California
Map of the Carson, Truckee, Humboldt River drainage system western Nevada
Donner Pass in the 1870s showing Dutch Flat wagon route improvements—made by Central Pacific Railroad.
A view of the South Fork of the Yuba River from the North Bloomfield Road bridge.
A waterfall on the South Fork Yuba River in South Yuba River State Park
View of the Sierra Nevada range and Sonora Peak looking northward from Sonora Pass.

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.

The severely water-challenged Hastings Cutoff trail across the Great Salt Lake's salt flats rejoined the California Trail about 7 mi west of modern-day Elko, 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.

The California Zephyr rounds a curve along the Colorado River near McCoy, Colorado

California Zephyr

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The California Zephyr rounds a curve along the Colorado River near McCoy, Colorado
The California Zephyr in 1970
An EMD FP7 and two EMD SDP40Fs pull the eastbound San Francisco Zephyr through the Yuba Gap in 1975.
Amtrak California Zephyr (interactive map)
Westbound Zephyr stopped in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
The westbound California Zephyr at Colfax

The California Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area (at Emeryville), via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno.

The train uses the route of the former City of San Francisco, along the Overland Route (First Transcontinental Railroad), between Elko, Nevada, and Sacramento.

Nevada: Elko, Winnemucca, Reno