Historic Aerial Photography of the Reno and Carson City Area, Nevada

These photos are part of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) historic air photo collection. They were scanned at original size, some were 9" by 9" prints and others were enlargements. The original prints can be viewed at the NBMG Information and Publication Sales Office. A viewing fee of $20 per site will be charged.

More recent imagery can be viewed on the Web at Google Maps, or Microsoft Virtual Earth (BING maps), or on MapQuest. A variety of maps and georeferenced imagery can be found on the W.M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mining Research Center Web site. The USGS Store has several types of topographic and image maps available online.

The list below identifies the area covered, year, image scale, agency, and image identification information.

If you have any questions or comments about these images please contact Ron Hess, 775-784-6692, email rhess@unr.edu or David Davis, email ddavis@unr.edu.

Carson City Area
Carson City, 1953, scale approximately 1-to-37,400, GS-VAD 1-157.
West Carson City, 1953, scale approximately 1-to-37,400, GS-VAD 1-158.
Carson City and South Washoe Lake, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-420.
West Carson and South Washoe Lake, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-421.
Carson City, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-125.
West Carson City, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 2-22.
Central Carson City, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-28.
North Carson City, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-24,000, NAPP DOQ.
South Carson City, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-24,000, NAPP DOQ.
Northeast Carson City, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-24,000, NAPP DOQ.
Southeast Carson City, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-24,000, NAPP DOQ.
Central Carson City, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-42.
East Carson City, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-59.
Southwest Carson City, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-44.
South Carson City, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-57.

Area South of Carson City
South Carson City, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-719.
Hot Springs Mtn. 1954, scale approximately 1-to-37,400, VEV 1-185.
Jct. of 395 and 50, 1972, scale approximately 1-to-18,000, Slemmons LSA 429.
North Carson Valley, 1977, scale approximately 1-to-31,200, NDOT 1179 34-6.
North Carson Valley, 1974, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, UAG 1-151.
Prison Hill, 1954, scale approximately 1-to-37,400, GS-VEV 1-186.
South of Jct. 395 and 50, 1972, scale approximately 1-to-18,000, Slemmons LSA 428.
South Stewart, 1964, scale approximately 1-to-16,800, NDOT 355 21-1.
Stewart, 1964, scale approximately 1-to-16,800, NDOT 355 20-1.

Reno, Sparks, Verdi, and Sun Valley Areas
Reno Airport, 1962, scale approximately 1-to-16,800, NDOT NHD 235 10-3.
Reno Airport North, 1962, scale approximately 1-to-16,800, NDOT NHD 235 9-3.
Reno Airport South, 1962, scale approximately 1-to-16,800, NDOT NHD 235 11-3.
South Reno and Airport, 1977, scale approximately 1-to-31,200, NDOT NHD 1179 17-3.
Reno Airport, 1984, scale approximately 1-to-24,000, NDOT NHD 1179 17-3.
Central Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-23.
Central Reno, 1939, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-23.
Central Reno, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-159.
Central Reno and Sparks, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 7385-226.
Central Reno and Sparks, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-31.
East Reno and Sparks, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-86.
East Sparks, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-85.
Lockwood and area north of Truckee River, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS_VBMQ 1-102.
Lockwood and area south of Truckee River, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-100.
Northeast Sparks, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-103.
Northwest Reno, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 7385-211.
North Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-22.
North Reno, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-103.
North Reno and Sparks, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-139.
North Virginia St., Reno and Sun Valley, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-157.
North Reno, Sparks, and Sun Valley, 1966, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-139.
North Virginia Street and Sun Valley, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-158.
Peterson Mountain, 1980, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, Bell low sun angle 1-973.
Pleasant Valley and Little Washoe Lake, 1948, scale approximately 1-to-37,400, GS-HF 1-80.
Pleasant Valley and Little Washoe Lake, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-131.
Pleasant Valley and Little Washoe Lake, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 7385-232.
Pyramid Mining District, color infrared image, 1980, scale approximately 1-to-58,000, NHAP 177-200.
Reno, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-88.
Reno, 1972, no scale.
Reno, color infrared image, 1980, scale approximately 1-to-58,000, NHAP 151-155.
Reno Airport, 1984, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-15,000, NDOT?
Reno Airport and Sparks, 1984, scale approximately 1-to-15,000, NDOT?
Reno, late 1960's oblique photo, no scale.
Reno Sparks, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-87.
Reno Sparks, 1946, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-87.
Reno Sparks, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-230.
Reno Sparks, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-137.
Reno Sparks, 1980, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, Bell LSA 1-598.
Reno Stead, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-128.
Southeast Sparks, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-105.
Southwest Reno, 1984, scale approximately 1-to-15,000, NDOT?
Southwest Reno, 1984, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-15,000, NDOT?
South Central Reno, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-160.
South Central Reno, 1966, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-160.
South Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-25.
South Reno, 1948, scale approximately 1-to-37,400, GS-HF 1-45.
South Reno, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-434.
South Reno, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-160.
South Reno, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 7399-19.
Southwest Reno, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 7399-20.
South Reno, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-33.
Southeast Reno, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-69.
South Reno and Airport, 1984, scale approximately 1-to-15,000, NDOT?
South Southwest Reno, 1984, scale approximately 1-to-15,000, NDOT?
Sparks, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-86.
Sparks, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-138.
Sparks, 1972, scale approximately 1-to-12,000, Slemmons LSA 465.
Sun Valley and part of Reno, 1994, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 7385-224.
Sun Valley and part of Reno, 1999, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 11547-29.
Truckee River east of Reno, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-84.
Truckee River west of Reno, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-90.
Truckee River West of Reno, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 2-82.
Part of the Truckee River west of Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 17-38.
More of the Truckee River west of Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 17-58.
Verdi, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-92.
Verdi, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 2-54.
Verdi, 1993, scale approximately 1-to-40,000, NAPP 6311-243.
Verdi and east toward Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 16-91.
Verdi and east toward Reno, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-91.
Verdi and the area to the north, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 2-52.
Verdi and the area to the west, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 16-67.
West Central Reno, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 1-159.
West Reno, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-89.
West Reno, 1946, 2nd copy, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-89.
West Reno, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-232.
West Reno, 1966, scale approximately 1-to-30,000, GS-VBMQ 2-114.

Reno Stead Airport Area
South Stead, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 17-49.
Raleigh Heights, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-15.
Panther Valley, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-18.
Panther Valley West, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-19.
South of Panther Valley, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-20.
North Reno, 1939, scale approximately 1-to-20,000, CDJ 18-21.
Reno Stead, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-128.
Southeast Stead, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-113.
South Stead, 1946, scale approximately 1-to-51,000, GS-CV 2-114.
South Stead and Sun Valley, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-501.
Southwest Stead, 1956, scale approximately 1-to-50,000, AMS 160-503.

GS - U.S. Geological Survey; NAPP - National Aerial Photography Program; DOQ - Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle; NHAP - National High Altitude Photography; NDOT - Nevada Department of Transportation; LSA - Low Sun Angle Photography

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Ron Hess, 1/20/10