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Truckee

(Encyclopedia) Truckee trk´, river, c.100 mi (160 km) long, rising in Lake Tahoe on the Calif.-Nev. line and flowing NE to Pyramid Lake, W Nev. Lake Tahoe Dam of the Newlands project is on the…

Squaw Valley

(Encyclopedia) Squaw Valley, valley, NE Calif., in the Sierra Nevada Mts., NW of Lake Tahoe. A well-known ski and winter recreational resort, it was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Ski lifts…

Tahoe, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Tahoe, Lake tä´h, t´–, 193 sq mi (500 sq km), on the Calif.-Nev. line. It occupies a basin in the Sierra Nevada and is drained by the Truckee River. Lying 6,228 ft (1,898 m) above…

Carson City

(Encyclopedia) Carson City, city (1990 pop. 40,443), state capital, W Nev., in the Eagle valley; inc. 1875. The city is a trade center for a mining and agricultural area. State government is the…

Sierra Nevada

(Encyclopedia) Sierra Nevada sr´ nvä´d, mountain range, c.400 mi (640 km) long and from c.40 to 80 mi (60–130 km) wide, mostly in E Calif. It rises to 14,495 ft (4,418 m) in Mt. Whitney, the…

Reno

(Encyclopedia) Renor´n, city (1990 pop. 133,850), seat of Washoe co., W Nev., on the Truckee River; inc. 1903. Tourism has been the major industry since gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931.…

Sonny BONO, Congress, CA (1935-1998)

BONO Sonny , a Representative from California; born in Detroit, Mich., February 16, 1935; graduated Inglewood High School; restaurateur, entertainer, songwriter, and producer; mayor of Palm…

Sonny Bono

Name at birth: Salvatore BonoSonny Bono first gained fame in the 1960s as part of the singing duo Sonny and Cher, before turning to politics in later years. Sonny and Cher met in the early 1960s and…

Emmett Kelly Biography

Emmett KellyclownBorn: 12/9/1898Birthplace: Sedan, Kansas A clown who made his character of Weary Willie a living character in the circus scene. Through the 1930s, he developed the act with…

Emmett Kelly

Emmett KellyclownBorn: 12/9/1898Birthplace: Sedan, Kansas A clown who made his character of Weary Willie a living character in the circus scene. Through the 1930s, he developed the act with…