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Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition Pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-60
Promotional pamphlet for the Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition, which took place in Reno, Nevada from June 25-July 31, 1927 celebrating the completion of the Transcontinental Highway. Celebration was held in Idlewild Park, which was newly created for the Lincoln Highway event. Information on pamphlet includes an "all roads lead to Reno" map, promotional information about Reno as a vacation destination, and a rendering of the never fully realized Idlewild Park exposition site.

Dates

  • 1927

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Overview

The Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition, a promotional fair, took place from June 25-July 31, 1927 in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the opening of the Lincoln Highway. This was one of many Lincoln Highway events held across the United States. The Reno celebration included building the California Building at Idlewild Park as well as the installation of the iconic Reno Arch. Collection includes a promotional pamphlet for the Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition.

Historical Note

The Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition, a promotional fair, took place from June 25-July 31, 1927 in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the opening of the Lincoln Highway. This was one of many Lincoln Highway events held across the United States. The Reno celebration included building the California Building at Idlewild Park as well as the installation of the iconic Reno Arch.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Rayman Americana in May 2013.

Creator

Title
A guide to the Nevada Transcontinental Highways Exposition Pamphlet
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
August 2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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