New Exhibit Preserves Nevada's Unique Divorce Trade History

Sep 18, 2015


Many divorce seekers flocked to Reno in the 20th century to take advantage of the state's more lenient divorce laws. Photo from Special Collections at University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.

Reno was infamous as the “divorce capital of the world” for much of the 20th century. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray sits down with a local historian Alicia Barber to learn more about how a new exhibit is preserving this unique part of Nevada’s history.