(Recorded for Newcomers and Neighbors of Reno-Sparks)
Learn about the geological history of Nevada and the people who have lived here. Hear about the non-native peoples who have populated the state, mining, the process of statehood, the development of the counties in the state and the towns in Washoe County. Various industries that have supported the state’s economy from early days up until the 1930s are detailed.

Jim Bonar is a retired math teacher, and State Director of the Lincoln Highway Association. In his spare time, Jim creates lectures on a wide variety of historical topics.

Washoe County Video

Jim Bonar