b'Battle Born Nevada achieved statehood in 1864 during the American Civil War and just four years later, the original transcontinental railroad crossed into Nevada. The Central Pacific reached Reno on June 19, 1868, and Elko early the next year, finally joining the westward pushing Union Pacific on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah.A reliable source of fresh water allowed Las Vegas to become a water stop, first for explorers and wagon trains, then the Union Pacific railroad on the route between Salt LakeCityandLosAngeles.Throughacquisitions,theUnionPacificconsolidated all Nevada railroadsCentral Pacific, Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, Carson & Colorado and Virginia & Truckee. Today, Union Pacific dominates Nevada railways. Much as the Union Pacific pioneered Nevada railways and provides statewide service, the Richard Harris Law Firm is Nevadas largest and highest rated plaintiff practice, recognized for over 35 years of successfully representing injured and disabled people. Our professional success could be measured by our significant verdicts and settlements in many of Nevadas largest personal injury cases. But we are most proud to know each of our clients personally and that their case, large or small, is individually handled by our team of professionals.As we celebrate the richness of our great State and its people, we want to thank our clientspast, present and futurefor placing their trust and confidence in us. We have the most service oriented, hardworking law firm in the State of Nevada. When you have been injured or disabled, or lost a loved one in an accident, the lawyer you choose makes a difference. We are here to help.412015 REACHINGOUT-CURRENT.indd 39 12/10/15 10:44 AM'