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.
Sheep herded through Gardnerville [NV] main street on way to mountains. The first domestic sheep in Nevada traveled with wagon trains on their way to California, as early as 1841. During the gold rush, thousands of sheep were driven from New Mexico to California, across Nevada, to feed the miners.
From 1964 to 1978, there were five tall ladies living on Virgina Street, over the entrance to the Primadonna Club, that announced in no uncertains terms, that you were in the middle of the action in Reno. These lighted ladies standing 20 feet and more in height were for many, as much a landmark as the famous Reno Arch, which lived just a few feet to their left.
Elevate to Reno/Tahoe. In 1856 the first documented Tahoe skier, John "Snowshoe" Thompson, crossed over what is now known as Heavenly Ski resort on his 90-mile mail route from Genoa, Nev. to Placerville, Calif.
Gue Gim Wah lived in Northern Nevada, but there were thousands of Chinese in Nevada during the late 1800's. When the Chinese came to dig irrigation ditches in the 1850s in Genoa and Dayton, Nevada, no one imagined that they would constitute almost nine percent of the state's population by 1880. Many were attracted by mining prospects, the ability to own land, and work in railroad construction projects,and they held a wide variety of jobs, including ranching, sheepherding, logging.