Reno Arch is one of the iconic landmarks and the most recognizable symbol in Reno. The original arch was constructed in 1926 to commemorate the completion of the Lincoln and Victory Highways. The arch is owned and operated by the City of Reno. The arch was built to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental highway. It was made of steel and featured the city's nickname, "The Biggest Little City in the World." The transcontinental highways were important for trade in Nevada and California. Many shows and activities, such as Hot August Nights and marching bands, are held under the arch.