Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Around Nevada

The California-Nevada State Line on Tahoe's east shore. Today this site is crowded with casinos on the Nevada side. To the right of the sign is a souvenir shop selling Coca Cola and Chism Ice Cream. To the left is the Nevada Club casino, which in the 1950s morphed into Harrah's.

This nighttime shot shows downtown Reno in the 1960s. At the end of the block is the second Reno Arch. On the east side of the street is Harold's Club, Nevada Club, and Harrah's Club. On the west is the Primadonna, the Horseshoe Club, and a cacophony of other clubs and stores.

The Camp N Town RV Park sits right on North Carson Street, near the intersection with Hot Springs Road. It's a "Good Sampark" and "A good place to park your RV." They offer a swimming pool, arcade, laundry, and of course, liquor and gambling.

This postcard shows the outside of the Nugget as it appeared in the 1960s, as well as several promotional shots from the inside.

The red brick of the Arlington Hotel shines brightly in this color photo of downtown Carson. Here on the west side of Carson, between Spear and Robinson, are the hulking Arlington and the smaller Gray Reid Wright Building next door to the left. In that building is the Western Auto Supply Co., Carl L Cathey proprietor.

For many more great photos and postcards visit The Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Love the photo of Reno; the one time I was there, I was really surprised how empty it was. Nothing like the crowds of Vegas.