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Guy Clifton to present and sign new Reno history at Sundance Books Aug. 18

By ThisIsReno


What: Guy Clifton signs and discusses his latest book, “Reno” (Images of America – Arcadia).

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno

When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

About the Book: Reno has always been a small town where big things happen. Long before it adopted the slogan “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno was visited by presidents, the nation’s elite and those drawn to the city’s wide-open, live-and-let live attitude. “The Fight of the Century,” between heavyweight boxers Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries brought Reno worldwide attention in 1910, and the legalization of gambling and liberalization of divorce laws in 1931 made the city a national destination. At the same time, Reno never lost its small-town feel, with generations of families and scores of familiar faces building long-standing businesses and instilling a sense of civic pride.

About the Author: Guy Clifton is a senior reporter and columnist for the Reno Gazette-Journal specializing in stories about Nevada and Nevadans. Clifton grew up in the central Nevada mining community of Gabbs and attended the University of Nevada, Reno to study journalism. He is a former editor of the Gardnerville Record-Courier and Tahoe World. In addition to his newspaper writing, he has written six books: a history of the Reno Rodeo, two volumes of “You Know You’re A Nevadan If…”, “Dempsey In Nevada” about former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey’s days in the Silver State, “Johnson-Jeffries: Dateline Reno,” a look at the 100th anniversary of the famous heavyweight title fight and now “Reno,” a photographic history of Reno for Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America,” series.


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