Gaye Canepa

Gaye Canepa, Co-owner, Fred's Auto Repair

Born and raised in Ely, Nevada, Gaye Canepa moved to Reno after completing high school. At the time of her interview, she and her husband, Fred Canepa, owned and operated Fred’s Auto Repair and Supply at 500 East Sixth Street. She was the longtime president of the Reno-Sparks Business Corridor Association (RSCBA), spearheading community efforts to promote redevelopment and resist efforts by the City of Reno to locate a new homeless shelter along East 4th Street. Photo by Patrick Cummings

Full Oral History Transcript

Interviewed in 2011, Gaye Canepa explains the impact of the construction of Interstate 80 on the businesses along Reno's East 4th Street corridor. Recorded by Alicia Barber.


Interview in 2011, Gaye Canepa recalls learning of plans to locate a homeless shelter in the East 4th Street area, which prompted the founding of the Reno Sparks Business Corridor Association. Recorded by Alicia Barber.