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    • Applewhite, Patricia; Beasley, Rosalie, 1923-2004; Bergmann, Harry J., 1922-2009; Bletcher, Mary; Brown, Margaret Ellen, 1916-2003; Cable, David, 1919-; Chiatovich, Cleo Della Quadri; Clifford Jr., Charles F., 1931-; Davis, Ruth Yonne "Todd",...
    • Smith, Raymond I., -1967; Smith, Raymond I., -1967 -- Employees -- Interviews; Smith family; Harold's Club (Reno, Nev.) -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada --...
    • A Family Affair is the story of Harolds Club and the remarkable family that owned it. It is also a revealing chronicle of the casino gaming industry’s colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth. Nevada’s legislature legalized casino...
    • Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered
    • Denton, Ralph, 1925-2012
    • Denton, Ralph L; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Agency (Law) -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • A Liberal Conscience is the life story of a man who wanted to do something for his home state, and did. Ralph Denton is a classic “man behind the scenes.” Although he has practiced law for half a century—first in Elko, Nevada, from 1951 to 1955,...
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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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    • Ginocchio, Andrew, 1893-1988
    • Reno Iron Works; Industries -- Nevada -- Reno -- History
    • Andrew Ginocchio was born in the northern Italian community of Comuneglia di Ligure on June 29, 1893. His father, Giovanni Ginocchio, traveled to the United States in 1864 at the age of eighteen, and found work in San Francisco with the Central...
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    • Trimmer, Arnold R., 1904-1985
    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Genoa (Nev.) -- Biography; Carson River Valley (Nev.) -- History
    • Arnold R. Trimmer, a native of California, spent nearly his entire life in Carson Valley. His parents moved from Diamond Valley, California, to the historic Frey ranch at the outskirts of Genoa in 1909, when he was a child of four. Mr. Trimmer...
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    • Bennett, Barbara J., 1923-1993
    • Politicians -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- Politics and government -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • Barbara Bennett was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. Her oral history begins with a heartbreaking description of her early years there. Despite poverty, ill-treatment and neglect she survived and became more resilient, independent and strong....
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    • Thompson, Bruce R., 1911-1992
    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The Honorable Bruce R. Thompson, born July 31, 1911, is a native Nevadan. In his oral history, he describes growing up in Reno on one acre on the Truckee River with cows, chickens, and a vegetable garden. Thompson graduated with a B.A. in...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • Beasley, Bud, 1910-2004
    • Coaches (Athletics) -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Bud Beasley's career as an educator in Reno spanned seventy years. Born in New Mexico in 1910, Beasley soon moved to California, where he graduated from Santa Cruz High School. He came to Reno in 1930 where he enrolled in the University of Nevada...
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    • Vernon, Clarence William "Judge", 1884-1981
    • Water-supply -- California -- Tahoe City; Tahoe City (Calif.) -- Biography
    • William (Judge) Vernon was born in 1884 in Iowa, and grew up in Lake Elsinore. He went to Lake Tahoe Tavern in 1909 to play his cornet in a band. In 1923, he, his wife and two daughters moved to Meeks Bay on Lake Tahoe. In 1927, they moved to Tahoe...
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    • Batjer, Cameron McVicar, 1919-2011
    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Justice Cameron McVicar Batjer of the Nevada Supreme Court was the native Nevadan son of a pioneer family. Born August 24, 1919 on his grandparents’ ranch in Smith Valley, Nevada, Batjer grew up in a ranching family. His mother, Mary Belle Batjer,...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • 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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    • Becker, Patricia; Bible, Paul; Bible, William (Bill); Bybee, Shannon; Cunningham, Gerald; Curran, William (Bill); DuCharme, Steve; Goldwater, Bert; Gomes, Dennis; Hannifin, Phillip (Phil); Jacka, S. Barton (Bart); Lewis, Bob; Marshall, Arthur;...
    • Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada;
    • Through interviews with 21 individuals with a wide range of firsthand experiences, this oral history project illuminates the evolution of gaming regulation in Nevada. The elimination of organized crime from the state’s casinos might have happened...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Dodge, Carl F., 1915-2006; Kent, Ira Hamlin, 1910-2000; Nygren, Myrl, 1924-1995
    • Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada; Churchill County (Nev.) -- Biography; Churchill County (Nev.) -- History; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography; Fallon (Nev.) -- History
    • In 1900 Churchill County was Nevada's poorest and least populated county, with fewer than 850 residents. It had no appreciable mining industry, and its arid valleys and basins could not support agriculture. Two federal projects would eventually...
    • Churchill County Oral History Project
    • Jones, Clarence K., 1909-1995
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Benefactors; Reno evening gazette; Nevada state journal; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • As student, alumnus and benefactor, Clarence K. Jones has participated in the evolution of the University of Nevada from a small, rustic college into the respected state university that it is today. He was a freshman in the fall of 1927, received...
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    • Thornton, Clarence J., 1898-
    • Nevada State Fair (Reno, Nev.); Agriculture -- Nevada -- History; Fairs -- Nevada -- Reno
    • Since World War I Clarence J. Thornton has been a participant and spectator in the life of northwestern Nevada. Born in 1898 in San Francisco, he eventually became involved in Nevada ranch work through his father's employment by the Pyramid Land...
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    • Young, Cliff C., 1922-
    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
    • This oral history with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cliff Young was completed as part of the Nevada Legal Oral History Project, a cooperative project among the Nevada Judicial Historical Society, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, and...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • Cobb, Tyrus R., 1915-1997; Colletti, Edward S., 1917-1988; Zalac, John A., 1917-; Giuffra, Mildred B., 1915-
    • Beebe, Lucius Morris, 1902-1966; Tourism -- Nevada -- Virginia City; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography; Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
    • Following the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1869, miners and speculators rushed into the previously unsettled area, and three new towns quickly sprang up: Gold Hill, Silver City, and Virginia City. Virginia City was formed around the numerous...
    • Comstock Memories: 1920s - 1960s
    • Gunderson, E.M. "Al", 1929-2010
    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Elmer Millard “Al” Gunderson was born August 9, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His oral history skips around in time and place as he bounced from high school to high school, finally obtaining a GED; starting and stopping college; serving in the...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • 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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    • Pine, Edward L., 1914-1996
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Isbell Construction Company
    • Edward L. Pine was born in 1914, and he is a member of pioneer Nevada mining and business families. He lived as a child in Nevada mining camps of Rawhide, Rochester, and Broken Hills, and later in Hawthorne and Reno. For a time, he was a resident...
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    • Parsons, Edward S., 1907-1991
    • Architects -- Nevada -- Biography; Historic buildings -- Nevada -- Conservation and restoration
    • Edward Shier Parsons was born in Tonopah, Nevada, in 1907. He attended schools in Salt Lake City and Reno. Interested in an architectural career from a very early age, Parsons studied his profession at the University of Southern California and...
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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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    • Moore, Ert, 1902-2001
    • Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Ert Moore was born in Indiana in 1902 and spent his early life there. He recounts his early school years and the requirements for graduation. Early in life he decided that teaching would be his career goal. After getting the minimum requirements...
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    • Miles, Evelyn Madsen, 1911-
    • Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography; Austin (Nev.) -- History
    • Born of Danish immigrant parents in 1911, Evelyn Madsen Miles has spent most of her life in Reno, Nevada. Because her parents stressed the importance of education, she graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1932 with a B.A. degree and a...
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    • Anderson, Frederick M., 1906-2003
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Dr. Fred Anderson's career has been an exceptional one, combining major contributions in the fields of medicine and higher education in the state of Nevada. When Fred Anderson retired from the practice of medicine in 1983, he left behind a long...
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    • Adamian, Paul S., 1930-2010; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Doherty, John Reid, 1948-; Harvey, David Lee Frank, 1936-; Howard, Anne B., 1927-; Hug Jr., Procter R., 1931-; Hulse, James Warren, 1930-; Maher, Fred W., 1933-;...
    • University of Nevada, Reno -- History -- 20th century; College students -- Nevada -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Nevada; Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
    • The word "Vietnam" signifies a country, a war, and for many, a historical marker for a period of cultural revolution. In the spring of 1970, the force of the larger antiwar movement came to Reno. The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) faced weeks of...
    • Governor's Day 1970
    • Thornton, Hale Crosby, 1921-
    • Daughters of the American Revolution. Sagebrush Chapter; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • A member of a prominent New England family, Hale Crosby Thornton was born on April 15, 1921, in Dover, New Hampshire. She was brought up there on the dairy farm originally purchased by her great-grandfather, and she was educated and married in New...
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    • Sawyer, Frank Grant, 1918-1996
    • Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 ; Governors -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • The impression most people have of Nevada is limited to Las Vegas’s Strip and Glitter Gulch (Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas). Nevada’s image is persistently and overwhelmingly negative because of the perception that the state is controlled by...
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    • Gorman, Harold S., 1903-
    • Bankers -- Nevada -- Biography; Banks and banking -- Nevada
    • Harold S. Gorman was born in Carlin, Nevada, in 1903. He moved with his family to Reno as a child. There, he attended local schools and trained for a profession in banking. His parents were prominent members of the community, his father being...
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    • Claiborne, Harry Eugene, 1917-2004
    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • The life of Harry Eugene Claiborne, born July 2, 1917, had many chapters, from a rural childhood in McRae, Arkansas, to the neon lights of Las Vegas, Nevada; it was a varied life that would eventually put him in the crosshairs of a federal Strike...
    • Nevada Legal Oral History Project
    • 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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    • Atkinson, Harry Hunt, 1881-1968
    • Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Harry Hunt Atkinson was raised in the Salt Lake City area where he was born in 1881. He had fond memories of surveying the Utah desert and of his excellent schooling in the gentile schools of that preponderantly Mormon city. Mr. Atkinson later went...
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