Mapes Hotel and Casino: The History of Reno's Landmark Hotel (Paperback)

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Description


The Mapes Hotel played a central role in the lives of Reno's residents from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. The story includes little known information about the owners, the floods and hotel fires, construction and design of the building, as well as descriptions of the furnishings, entertainment, sporting events and gaming offered in the hotel. The book contains 36 photographs and illustrations, and a copy of the original Reno town site map from 1868.


Excerpt

A magnificent building, the twelve-story Mapes Hotel was the tallest building in Nevada and the first major high rise hotel built after World War II in this country. When it officially opened on December 17, 1947, the Mapes family invited everyone in Reno to attend in either full dress or cowboy boots and attire.

About the Author


Patricia (Patty) Cafferata has had a diverse career in politics, law and as an author. She is an attorney and former Nevada State Treasurer (1983-1987), State Assemblywoman (1981-1983) and district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties in Nevada. Cafferata was the first woman elected to constitutional office in Nevada when she was elected state treasurer in 1982. When she was appointed district attorney of Esmeralda County to fill a vacancy, she became the only woman and one of only three people to serve as district attorney of three Nevada counties. Cafferata has authored numerous books including Christmas in Nevada; Lake Mansion: Home to Reno's Founding Families; The Goldfield Hotel: Gem of the Desert; Mapes Hotel and Casino: The History of Reno’s Landmark Hotel; More than a Song and a Dance: The Heyday of Piper's Opera House; Tales of the Biggest Little City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata's Columns on Reno, Nevada; Tales of the Biggest LIttle City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata's Columns on Reno, Nevada, Volume II; and Tales of the Biggest Little City in the World: A Collection of Patty Cafferata's Columns on Reno, Nevada, Volume III. She also coauthored her Mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again, and edited A Walk through Time: the Historic Powning's Addition in Reno, Nevada. Cafferata is a lifelong resident of Reno. Patty and her late husband, Dr. Treat Cafferata, are parents of two daughters, Elisa Cafferata and Farrell Cafferata, and one son, Reynolds Cafferata. Patty is a graduate of Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nevada; Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon; and Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles, California.

Praise For…


"Book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in Reno's history."
—Gloria Mapes Walker.



"Well researched and then presented by a person who was lucky enough to witness history."
—Neal Cobb, Sheriff, Westerners International Nevada Corral.



"Not to be missed stories of the Mapes Hotel standing tall along the Truckee River."
—Toni Harsh, Reno City Council (2002 - 2004).



"Lively, entertaining narrative of historic Mapes Hotel."
—Eric Moody, Curator of Manuscripts, Nevada Historical Society.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780974699622
Publisher: Eastern Slope Publisher
Publication Date: January 1st, 2005
Pages: 79