The New International Encyclopædia/Reno
RE′NO. The largest city of Nevada and the county-seat of Washoe County, 31 miles south of Carson City; on the Truckee River, and on the Southern Pacific, the Virginia and Truckee, and the Nevada, California and Oregon railroads (Map: Nevada, D 2). It is the seat of the Nevada State University, opened in 1886; and among other features are the United States Government Agricultural Experiment Station and the Nevada State Hospital for Mental Diseases. Reno is situated in a section devoted to farming, mining, and stock-raising, and is the most important business and industrial centre in the State. Settled in 1868, Reno was incorporated in 1897, but was disincorporated two years later. It received its present city charter in 1903. Population, in 1890, 3563; in 1900, 4500.