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Reno Explosion

Reno Explosion

Date of photo: February 5, 1957
Photographer: Unknown

Source: UNR Special Collections

Tags: downtownreno, fire, patersonsmensstore, reno, renoexplosion, sierrastreet, spinasshoestore,

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On February 5, 1957, a gas leak in downtown Reno ignited at the corner of First and Sierra Streets. Several stores, including Spina’s shoe store and Paterson’s Men’s Store, were destroyed in the blast and two people died. The fires burned for hours, destroying several other buildings.

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Date Uploaded: November 30, 2020

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/unrsp198951191

Source: UNR Special Collections

Source URL: https://unrspecoll.pastperfectonline.com/photo/20927036-BC6A-485F-8D77-204676627510


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