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    • Bacon, Jack; Basccom, Jonathan; Bonnenfant, Mark; Borde, Tammy; Carter, Bernie; Christensen, Christian; Christensen, Kasey; Cobb, Neal; Collins, Randy; Doege, Paul; Fenwick, Jerry; Fontana, Ivan; Bonnette, Sadie; Granata, Joe; Hawkins, Jack;...
    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • The Midtown History Project, of which these oral histories are a component, was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. That broader...
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    • Aiazzi, David; Ainsworth, Cindy; Akert, Ben; Avansino, Norm; Belaustegui, Dick; Bullentini, Piero; Canepa, Gaye; Chamberlain, Sharon; Cividino, Paolo; Clark, Casey; Conder, Tim; Deal, Kerry; Durham, Will; Ede, Les; Erreguible, Lorraine; Erreguible,...
    • Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • In 2011, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) initiated a comprehensive study of the entire Fourth Street-Prater Way corridor, intending to improve not only public transportation in the area, but safety and livability. The conjunction of...
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    • Benjamin, Thomas D.
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Thomas D. Benjamin by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Benjamin is a former employee of Stewart Indian School, working there 1973-1975. He acted as an educational aide and coach of the track and cross-country teams....
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Sam, Roger
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Roger Sam by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Roger Sam is a Northern Paiute man from the Pyramid Lake area in northwestern Nevada. He first came to Stewart Indian School as a fourteen year-old, graduated, completed...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Burton, Carlene Jackson
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Carlene (Jackson) Burton by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Carlene is a Western Shoshone woman born in Schurz, Nevada. She attended Stewart Indian School in the late 1950s for one semester, when she was fourteen. Her...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Wopsock, Ron
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Ron Wopsock by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Ron Wopsock is from Fort Duchesne, Utah and is a member of the Uintah and Ouray Ute Tribe. Ron attended Stewart Indian School 1967-1972. Several of his family members...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Peterson, Reynese Montoya
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Reynese (Montoya) Peterson by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Reynese is a Hopi woman from Polacca, Arizona. She attended Stewart Indian School 1955-1962. She came from a large family and when her mother fell ill,...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Abbie, Ruth Pierce
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Ruth (Pierce) Abbie by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Ruth is a northern Washoe-Northern Paiute woman who attended Stewart Indian School for two years in the late 1940s, her sixth and seventh grades. Her parents were...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Nevers, Alida Joann
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Alida Joann Nevers by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Alida is a northern Washoe woman whose parents were employees at Stewart Indian School when she was very young, so she lived at the campus as a toddler. JoAnn (her...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Steele, Rupert
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Rupert Steele by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Rupert Steele is a Goshute man from Ibapah, Utah. He attended Stewart Indian School 1968-1971, when he graduated. While away at Stewart, Rupert missed the natural world...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Clark, Rudy
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Rudy Clark by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Rudy Clark is a Hualapai Indian Tribe member and lives in Peach Springs, Arizona. He attended Stewart Indian School 1972-1974. Rudy was active in sports and a member of...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Allen, Beatrice (Little)
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Beatrice (Little) Allen by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Beatrice attended Stewart Indian School from 1940-1948. She is of Paiute descent and hails from Owyhee, Nevada. She began at Stewart as a fifth-grader and...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Turner, Bill
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Bill Turner by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Bill Turner is from Bishop, California, and attended Stewart Indian School 1975-1976. He was an athletic youth, so when he lost his place on the Bishop High School...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Brown, Rolf
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Rolf Brown by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Rolf Brown is a Shoshone man from Darwin, California, between Owens and Death Valleys. After his mother died, the Inyo County officials took Rolf and his siblings away...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Holley, Delbert
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Delbert Holley by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Delbert is a Western Shoshone man from Owyhee, Nevada, the location of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. He first attended Stewart Indian School when he was nine or...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Willis, Robey
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Robey Willis by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Willis started up the Stewart boxing program that had languished since 1948, and coached some champions in the boxing program who ultimately competed for spots on the...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Cook, Evelyn Sharp
    • Native Americans; Indians of North America--Nevada; Indians of North America--Education
    • Interview of Evelyn (Sharp) Cook by Terri McBride, transcribed by Barbara L. Zeigler. Evelyn is a Northern Paiute woman who attended Stewart Indian School 1943-1947. She enjoyed her classes, teachers and friends at the school. After graduating, she...
    • Stewart Indian School Oral History Project
    • Badt, Milton B., 1884-1966
    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; Elko County (Nev.) -- History
    • Milton B. Badt, associate justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, was a member of a pioneer Nevada family. His father, Morris Badt, was one of the state's early merchants, arriving in Elko County in 1868. At Wells, in Elko County, the elder Badt...
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    • Crowell, Lucy Davis, 1881-1978
    • Nevada appeal; Carson City (Nev.) -- History; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Mrs. Lucy Davis Crowell is the daughter of Nevada historian Samuel Post Davis. She was selected for interviewing because of local interest in her father and his activities. Davis was the editor of the Carson City Appeal in the 1880s and 1890s,...
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    • Gallagher, Charles D., 1887-1977
    • Photographers -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; White Pine County (Nev.) -- History
    • Charles D. Gallagher, born in 1884, is a native of White Pine County. His father, W. C. Gallagher, established a ranch there early in the state's history. The homestead, in the Duck Creek Valley, came to be known as Gallagher's Gap. Charles...
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    • Hardy, Royce Aller, 1886-1974
    • Mining engineers -- Nevada -- Biography; Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- History
    • Roy A. Hardy was born in South Dakota in 1886. Having been raised in mining camps, he went to Tonopah and Goldfield in 1905 during their boom days. There, he knew or met many of the leading figures of the day: Jim Butler, Harry Stimler, Tex...
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    • Bruns, Eugenia M., 1876-1970
    • Extinct cities -- Nevada; Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Educators -- California -- Alpine County -- Biography; Empire (Nev.) -- History; Alpine County (Calif.) -- History
    • Eugenia May Bruns enjoys the distinction of having lived in three Nevada towns that no longer exist. She spent the early years of her life in Empire, a milling town on the Carson River, where she was born in 1877 and attended school. After...
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    • Glass, Alton E., 1893-1966
    • Bankers -- Nevada -- Biography; Banks and banking -- Nevada
    • Alton E. Glass was interested in, or associated with, agriculture nearly all his life. Born in 1893 on a ranch at San Ramon, California, he spent his early childhood on the T. B. Rickey ranch in eastern California. He remembers well the Rickey...
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    • Gulling, Amy J., 1889-1983
    • Republican Party (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Mrs. Amy Thompson Gulling is a member of Reno's oldest family. Her grandmother, then a widow with three children, married the town's founder, Myron Lake. Mrs. Gulling's mother had vivid childhood memories of crossing half the continent from...
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    • Hewes, Claire H., 1896-1984
    • Hofer family; Carson City (Nev.) -- Social life and customs -- History; Nevada -- History
    • Claire Hofer Hewes, the daughter of Theodore R. Hofer and Flora Kingsley Hofer, pioneers of western Nevada, was born in 1898. Theodore Hofer arrived in Nevada to take a position as messenger boy for the U.S. Mint at Carson City. He later became...
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    • Hickey, James E., 1890-1969
    • Justices of the peace -- Nevada; Douglas County (Nev.) -- Biography
    • James E. Hickey has lived nearly all his life in Carson Valley, Nevada, where he was born in the famous hard winter of 1890. He received his education at the Mottsville school, worked on the family ranch, and became active in local business and...
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    • Lougaris, Ioannis A., 1887-
    • Veterans Administration Hospital (Reno, Nev.); Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Emigration to the United States from Greece was chiefly a movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During these decades Greece waged a crusade for the union of Crete, Macedonia, and the Aegean Islands, yet despite the local...
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    • Marean, Stanley R., 1885-1966
    • Newlands Project (U.S.); Reclamation of land -- Nevada; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Stanley R. Marean was born in Washington, D.C., in 1885. He attended the schools of the area, becoming particularly interested in scientific subjects. When he began to consider a career, Marean was offered an opportunity to work at the Newlands...
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    • Miller, Thomas Woodnut, 1886-1973
    • American Legion -- History; Politicians -- United States -- Biography; Delaware -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Thomas W. Miller was born in 1886 in Wilmington, Delaware, a member of one of that state's political families. Miller's own career in politics began when he was still a very young man, and has continued to the present time. Through a combination of...
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    • Wooster, Earl Clinton, 1893-1977
    • Educators -- Nevada -- Biography Education -- Nevada -- History
    • Earl Wooster, born in Oregon in 1893, spent his early years in California. He attended the University of Nevada and prepared himself to become a teacher. Wooster's educational career, which began in Fallon, Nevada, spanned more than forty years. ...
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    • Boyer, Florence M., 1890-1973
    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Clark County (Nev.) -- History
    • A native of Redlands, California, Florence M. Boyer was born in 1890 to Charles P. and Delphine Anderson Squires. When the builders of the San Pedro-Los Angeles-Salt Lake railroad began their promotion of Las Vegas, Nevada, as a stopping place on...
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    • Godbey, Erma O., 1905-1993
    • Boulder City (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Erma O. Godbey was born in 1905 in Colorado, and she spent her early years in the Colorado mining camp of Silverton. After her marriage to Thomas Godbey, she lived in a number of other mining towns, arriving finally in Boulder City, Nevada. At that...
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    • Hawkins, Harry, 1881-1971
    • Washoe Indians; Alpine County (Calif.) -- Biography; Douglas County (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Harry Hawkins was born in Alpine County, California, in 1881. His grandparents were among the earliest settlers in the area of Woodfords, on the property where Mr. Hawkins still resides. His home, which he calls "the castle of mystery," is a...
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    • Riegelhuth, Katharine M., 1876-1973
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Eureka (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Katharine Riegelhuth was born in Germany in 1876. She was taken to the United States when still an infant by her mother, arriving in Eureka, Nevada, during its boom days. There, she grew to young womanhood, attended school, and observed the life of...
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    • Russell, Charles H., 1903-1989
    • Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Governors -- Nevada; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Charles H. Russell was born in Lovelock in 1903. He recounts the details of an active political life in Nevada. He has served Nevada as a member of both houses of the state legislature, a congressman, and a two-term governor. Russell has been a...
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    • Shamberger, Hugh A., 1900-1992
    • Nevada. State Engineer; Engineers -- Nevada -- Biography; Water resources development -- Nevada
    • Hugh A. Shamberger was born in Idaho in 1900. He attended schools in the Payette region and graduated from Stanford University with an engineering degree. He worked at surveying and engineering jobs in California, and when Hoover Dam was in the...
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    • Aplin, Charles W., 1887-1971
    • Nevada. Dept. of Transportation; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Charles W. Aplin arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1905, a young man of eighteen years. At that time, Las Vegas existed mainly as a tent city; the Los Angeles-San Pedro-Salt Lake Railroad had only recently established the site as a station on its...
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    • Rockwell, Leon H., 1888-1968
    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Leon Halliday Rockwell, a native of New York, was born in 1888. He received a grammar school education near Elmira, New York, and then was forced to begin his career. As a very young man, he started west, working at a variety of jobs from railroad...
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    • Sauer, Alice E., 1877-1972
    • Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Alice Edmunds Sauer, a native Nevadan and member of a pioneer western family, was born in 1877. Mrs. Sauer's parents lived and worked in Virginia City, her father as a mining engineer, her mother as a schoolteacher. She remembers a number of events...
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    • Sauer, William F., 1878-1966
    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Washoe Valley (Nev.) -- Biography
    • William F. Sauer's father, Andrew Sauer, was an immigrant from Germany. He took up land for a ranch in Washoe Valley, Nevada, and, with his German wife, raised a large family there. William Sauer was the ninth child, born in 1878. Part of the ranch...
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