Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Roots of Reno

By Al W. Moe

The Roots of Reno is a well-written history of the characters and area around parts of Nevada especially Reno, Nevada known today as The Biggest Little City in the World.

Reno, Nevada was a place of boomtown status along with sites like Carson City, Silver City, and the beginning of wealth for those who had the entrepreneurial spirit and willing to take chances.

The period of The Roots of Reno is the late 1800s through the first decade of the 1900s. A period when fortunes made and lost as boomtowns sprung up, then later abandoned as mines petered out, boomtowns becoming ghost towns. Miners spending their hard earned money on gambling, whiskey, and women. The ones making the real money were the saloon owners and some mine owners who knew how to build empires.

If you live in the area around Reno, or are a history buff, The Roots of Reno is a book for you to read. This reviewer found The Roots of Reno worth the read and recommends The Roots of Reno for readers wanting to escape for a while into another time and place with a skillful writer.

This reviewer is happy to reward The Roots of Reno fur out of five stars.

Robert Medak
Freelance Writer/Blogger/Editor/Reviewer
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