Explore the historic route of the Lincoln Highway and U.S. 40 in Reno and Sparks through stories, images, and voices.

A partnership of Nevada Humanities and RTC of Washoe County

From County Road to Busy Thoroughfare

Experience more than a century of corridor history by clicking on the timeframes below.

A Community-Wide Collaboration

The 4th Street | Prater Way History Project was initiated by RTC of Washoe County to research the history of the 4th Street|Prater Way corridor and collaborate with the community to tell its story. Major partners include Nevada Humanities, the Nevada Historical Society, the Special Collections Department of the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, the Historic Reno Preservation Society, Reno Historical, and many generous community members!

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Hear and read firsthand stories about the corridor, its places, and people

Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Depot

Constructed in 1910, the N-C-O Depot designed by Frederic DeLongchamps served freight and passengers for decades. Photo courtesy of Special Collections, UNR Libraries.

325 East 4th Street