A city of western Nevada on the Truckee River near the California border. It grew with the construction of the railroad in 1868 and attracted many visitors after the state passed laws permitting gambling and simple divorce in the 1930s.
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(Placename) a city in W Nevada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada: noted as a divorce, wedding, and gambling centre by reason of its liberal laws. Pop: 193 882 (2003 est)
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a city in W Nevada. 155,499.
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