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  • LC Subject Headings: Las Vegas Nev. -- Biography
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    • Binion, Lester Ben, 1904-1989
    • Horseshoe Club (Las Vegas, Nev.); Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Lester Ben "Benny" Binion, is a native of Texas, born in Pilot Grove in 1904. His family were farmers, stock raisers, and horse traders near El Paso, Dallas, and Sweetwater. In his early teens, Benny Binion developed interests in gambling,...
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    • Ray, Clarence, 1900-1993
    • Ray, Clarence -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Nevada -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Race relations; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las...
    • The oral history of Clarence Ray is the third in a series intended to document the history of the black community in Las Vegas, of which Mr. Ray has been a member since the mid-1920s. The main source of employment for the relatively small black...
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    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1915-1999
    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1915- -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Interviews; Civil rights -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- History; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Race relations -- History
    • Woodrow Wilson was born in a sawmill town in Mississippi in 1915, the son of a mill worker. His mother owned and operated boarding houses, and the family was somewhat more prosperous than the average black family of that area and time. Following...
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    • Cahlan, John F., 1902-1987
    • Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography, Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • When John Francis Cahlan first arrived in Las Vegas in 1929 he could legitimately claim that he was older than the sleepy railroad community founded in 1905. A native of Reno, he was born to Albert and Marion Cahlan in 1902, the youngest of two...
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    • Hood, Jeanne, 1926-
    • Hood, Jeanne; Four Queens Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.); Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Gambling industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Hospitality industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Women executives -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Las...
    • Gaming as a corporate enterprise is relatively new in comparison to most other industries. Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, and in the first decades, casinos were small by today's standards. They were normally owned by one or two people or a...
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    • McMillan, James B. 1917-1999
    • McMillan, James B., 1917-; African American civil rights workers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Civil rights workers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Segregation -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History -- 20th century;...
    • James B. McMillan was born in 1917 in a small town in racially segregated Mississippi. In that year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that ordinances compelling residential segregation of the races were in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment....
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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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    • Moore, William J., 1913-1982
    • Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • William J. Moore, Jr., was born in Lane City, Texas, on July 17, 1913. Within the year his family moved to Oklahoma where Moore was educated. Voted most likely to succeed by his classmates, he was graduated from Oklahoma A & M with a degree in...
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    • Saiger, Morton, 1903-1997
    • Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Morton "Mort" Saiger was born in 1903 and raised in a Jewish ghetto in Poland. He fled the country at the close of 1920 to avoid military service, and came to the United States. Other family members had preceded him several years before, and he...
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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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    • Ullom George L., 1915-1997
    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Clark County (Nev.) -- Politics and government
    • The transformation of Las Vegas from an empty desert landscape into a sprawling metropolis of 700,000 in eighty years is among the most remarkable stories in the history of the American West, but only a few of the city's citizens can claim to have...
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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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    • Johnson, Lubertha, 1906-
    • African American women -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Civil rights -- Nevada; Racism -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Race relations
    • This oral history with Lubertha Johnson documents one black professional woman's service in the cause of civil rights. From the formative phase of the modern black struggle for equality in the 1940s, through the high tide of activism in the 1960s...
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