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Knowing Nevada: Secrets hidden below downtown Reno

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During the mid-1960s, bomb shelters were common additions to homes and buildings under construction.

Several still exist throughout Reno, including underneath the downtown Washoe County Library.

What is not a common sight, however, is the World War II submarine engine found well below Harrah's Reno.

In 1962, Bill Harrah needed a backup generator to power his hotel-casino and he wanted something that no other gaming property had.

The engine still sits below Second and Center streets and is still the backup generator for the building.

Watch Ryan Kern's report to see the full look at these two sites.

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