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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.

Nevada Museum of Art opened in May, 2003, the 4-level 60,000 square foot building at 160 West Liberty Street was designed by renowned architect Will Bruder. The torqued exterior and zinc plates are inspired by the unique rock formations of the Black Rock Desert. The Guardian of Eden lotus flower sculpture, originally unveiled at Burning Man, is on permanent display in the Wilbur D. May Sculpture Plaza.

The front door is open in this 1878 photo of Piper’s Corner Bar, one of the many saloons Mark Twain reportedly frequented during his time in Virginia City, Nevada. Samuel Clemens Walks Into a Bar..

Getting "Reno-vated" Washoe County Courthouse. In 1931, the divorce time requirement was cut to six weeks and gambling was legalized. During the 1930s, over 30,000 divorces were granted in the Washoe County Courthouse. In popular culture, Reno became known as the "Great Divide." Getting a Reno divorce was called taking "the cure" and getting "Reno-vated."

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This Is What It Looks Like When 68,000 People Build A Temporary City In The Nevada Desert

Burning Man 2013 - This Is What It Looks Like When 68,000 People Build A Temporary City In The Nevada Desert