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Reno's Little Italy

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A Nevada News article (published by the University of Nevada - Reno) last week by Claudene Wharton highlights Reno's Little Italy. Didn't know Reno had a Little Italy? Apparently you're not alone. 

Wharton writes:

"Anyone who has been in Reno for a short while soon discovers the city’s rich Italian heritage, with many Italian names in our community. What many people don’t know is that the beautiful historic neighborhood located just north of the Truckee River between Keystone and Arlington Avenues was largely built and populated by Reno’s Italian-American community, making it Reno’s own Little Italy."

According to the article, an exhibit titled “An American Dream in Little Italy: Work, Play, and Geography in the Powning Addition,” is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays this month at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno. The public is also invited to a free opening reception of the exhibit 5 to 7 p.m., this Friday, May 7.

The exhibit was cosponsored by the University and the Historic Reno Preservation Society and focuses on the Italian American community that once dominated the neighborhood, which dates back to the 1880s.

The Minetto family, Reno, circa 1905. Photo courtesy George Yori.

Have you been to this neighborhood? Do you know of any other Little Italy's that don't often get recognition?