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This was the first time that an arena was constructed for one single fight. The battleground was a great octagonal wooden structure, open to the skies and sufficient to accommodate 22,000 persons, including the standees on the top level.

This was the first time that an arena was constructed for one single fight. The battleground was a great octagonal wooden structure, open to the skies and sufficient to accommodate 22,000 persons, including the standees on the top level.

4th of July Parade, Reno 1921 #BiggestLittleCity

4th of July Parade, Reno 1921 #BiggestLittleCity

Grant Wesley http://fineartamerica.com/featured/mapes-hotel-1-of-3-grant-wesley.html

Grant Wesley http://fineartamerica.com/featured/mapes-hotel-1-of-3-grant-wesley.html

Facts about the N above UNR. It is a tradition that is 102 years old. Students first started the annual N painting in 1913

Facts about the N above UNR. It is a tradition that is 102 years old. Students first started the annual N painting in 1913

University of Nevada, Reno campus circa 1900

University of Nevada, Reno campus circa 1900

Rat pack at the CAl Neva who frequently used the secret tunnels.

Rat pack at the CAl Neva who frequently used the secret tunnels.

Trench project.

Trench project.

The Reno Aces will give a hat tip to Reno’s pro baseball history this summer, scheduling a “Silver Sox Weekend” for its series against the Tacoma Rainiers, July 11-12.  Reno’s first professionally affiliated team – the Silver Sox – debuted in 1947 in the old Sunset League as the Class C affiliate of the New York Giants and won the city’s first league championship in 1948.

The Reno Aces will give a hat tip to Reno’s pro baseball history this summer, scheduling a “Silver Sox Weekend” for its series against the Tacoma Rainiers, July 11-12. Reno’s first professionally affiliated team – the Silver Sox – debuted in 1947 in the old Sunset League as the Class C affiliate of the New York Giants and won the city’s first league championship in 1948.

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