How Do the Mountains Get their Names?
Did you know that Nevada is considered to be the most mountainous state in the country? With more than 300 named ranges, Nevada’s topography contains thousands of peaks, valleys, mounts, buttes, bluffs, cutoffs, mountains, points, and more. The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names has been in place since 1985, working to advise the U.S. Board on new name suggestions, research current names of features, and weigh in on controversies when presented. Dr. Christine Johnson from Historic Reno Preservation Society will provide a history of the board, operational procedures, provide a look at why and how features get named, and highlight a few interesting and noteworthy features on the Nevada landscape.
- Sunday, March 1, 2020
- 12:30pm - 2:00pm
- Downtown Reno Library
- Local Interest