About the 4th Street | Prater Way History Project

The 4th Street | Prater Way History Project was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2011 to research the history and culture of the 4th Street | Prater Way corridor and collaborate with the community to tell its story.

Other project components include historical displays at RTC 4TH STREET STATION and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA, digital tours for the Reno Historical website and smart phone app and Sparks NV Historic Tours app, and designs for historically themed bus shelters to be constructed along the corridor.   

Major Project Partners: Nevada Humanities, the Nevada Historical Society, the Special Collections Department, UNR Libraries, the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, the Historic Reno Preservation Society, and Reno Historical.

History Project Director, Researcher, and Writer: Dr. Alicia Barber

Digital Project and Program Manager, Nevada Humanities: Dr. Karen Wikander

Program Assistant, ONE: Tess Maples

Oral History Interviewers: Jeff Auer, Alicia Barber, Paul Boone, Matt Fearon, Alexandra Horangic, Catherine Magee, Emerson Marcus, Imanol Murua, Amanda Roberts, Edan Strekal, Will von Tagen, Bethany Underhill, Laura Wilhelm

Portrait Photographer: Patrick Cummings

Special Thanks To: Cindy Ainsworth, Jim Bonar, Max Chapman, Neal Cobb, Amy Cummings, Dick Dreiling, Steve Ellison, Jerry Fenwick, Philip Galbraith, Lee Gibson, Mella Harmon, Christina Leach, Michael Moreno, Dave Van Hulsteyn, Barbara Young.

A Note on Rights and Reproductions
Images appearing on this site are used with the expressed permission of their creators or copyright owners, as cited in the captions for each image. For further information about images, including requests for distribution or reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. For information regarding oral histories appearing on this site, please contact the Special Collections Department, UNR Libraries at (775) 682-5665 or specoll[at]unr.edu.