Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wedding Rings Thrown Into the Truckee River

http://www.rgj.com/article/20081228/COL17/812280313/1247/NEIGHBORHOODS

Reno Gazette-Journal [NV]
28 December 2008

Getting 'Reno-Vated': The 'ring' of truth

Guy Rocha

[The Nevada state archivist examines the legend that Nevada divorcees celebrate their liberation by throwing their wedding rings into the Truckee River. -- bc]

John Milton Hagen, Holly-Would (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1974), p. 87.

Richard Wallace, director, informs us that the wedding rings thrown into the Truckee River after Reno divorces have been granted are recovered by hoboes.