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The Ruvo Room is Back!

A former Carson City denizen informs me that the brass “Larry Ruvo” lettering above the entrance to the auxiliary building next door to the Governor’s Mansion that former Gov. Jim Gibbons had painted over four years ago has had the paint stripped off and Mr. Ruvo’s name is prominently displayed once again.

Ruvo’s name was affixed to what is now called the Nevada Room in gratitude for his efforts at the turn of the century to raise millions of dollars, much of which he kicked in out of his own pocket, to completely remodel and modernize the mansion, adjacent buildings and grounds under former Gov. Kenny Guinn. I’m told two additional plaques the Gibbons’ had removed from the grounds have also been returned.

An insult rightfully corrected; an honor rightfully restored.


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