Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City

Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City

by Alicia Barber
     
 

Chronicles the creation and transformation of Reno's reputation from backward railroad town to a nationally known "Sin Central." The author shows how Reno civic leaders, in their never-ending quest for tourist dollars, dramatically altered the economy and physical appearance of the city.See more details below

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Chronicles the creation and transformation of Reno's reputation from backward railroad town to a nationally known "Sin Central." The author shows how Reno civic leaders, in their never-ending quest for tourist dollars, dramatically altered the economy and physical appearance of the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615940
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Becoming "The Biggest Little City"

1. "In the Middle of a Frightful Plain": THe Quest for a Reputation

2. "A Frontier Post of Civilization": Chasing Modernity in the Progressive Era

3. Selling Reno in the Consumer Age

4. "City of Sinful Fun": Reno Hits the Mainstream

5. Big City Struggles in the Biggest Little City

6. A New Reno for the New Millennium

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Bibliography

Index

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