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A: In 1990, Jan Laverty Jones was elected the first female mayor of the state's largest city.
Q: What was the first high-rise hotel-casino built in Las Vegas?
A: The Apache, which opened on Second and Fremont streets in 1932, was called the first high-rise in the city, standing three stories, with 100 rooms. It boasted the first elevator in Las Vegas. The first modern high-rise was the nine-story Riviera Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, constructed in 1955.
Q: What event in the early 1860s was variously described as the Roop County War, the War of Injunctions and the Sagebrush War?
A: The so-called war was a dispute that erupted in 1863 between California and the Nevada Territory over the boundary line between the states. The matter was finally resolved when both agreed to a joint boundary survey which was accepted by the California legislature on April 4, 1864, and the Nevada Legislature on February 7, 1865.
Q: What was the first municipal streetcar system in Nevada?
A: The Reno Traction
Company built a fixed rail streetcar system in Reno in 1904. The
line operated until 1927, when it was replaced by buses.
Courtesy Richard Moreno