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    • An Interview with Joseph Mosconi

    • Mosconi family; Italian Americans -- Nevada; Verdi (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- History; Truckee (Calif.) -- History
    • Jack-of-all-trades and master of most, Joe Mosconi, who was born in 1899, has been a rancher, dairyman, truck gardener, field hand, buckaroo, laborer, fireman, first aid instructor, construction foreman, logger, timber contractor, ice delivery man...
    • The Free Life of a Ranger: A Forest Service Memoir

    • Murchie, Archie, 1908-; United States. Forest Service -- Officials and employees; Forest rangers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography; Forest reserves -- West (U.S.) -- History
    • Archie Murchie’s action-packed career in the U.S. Forest Service began in 1929, when rangers routinely spent much of their time in the saddle, and ended in 1965 as they were becoming increasingly desk bound. The Free Life of a Ranger is Murchie’s...
    • Nevada Mining Oral History Project

    • Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- History; Gold mines and mining -- Nevada -- History; Silver mines and mining -- Nevada -- History; Mining engineers -- Biography
    • This volume stems from the creation in 1997 of the Nevada Mining Oral History Project (NMOHP), focusing on Nevada’s second largest industry—gold and silver mining. The sixteen chroniclers included here recorded more than 60 hours of firsthand...
    • Jean Ford: A Nevada Woman Leads the Way

    • Nevada Women's History Project; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Jean Ford was born in 1929 into an era of major transformations for women in the United States. During her lifetime doors were opening for a few bold and talented women whose actions changed the roles women would play in our country. Jean's life...
    • The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

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    • The 1930’s CCC program, formed in response to the Great Depression, brought 30,000 young, unemployed men from eastern cities and Midwest farms to work solving ecological problems in Nevada. The state was little affected by the 1929 stock market...
    • Whatever Will Help! A Woman's Rise to the Top in the Gaming Industry; as Remembered by Jeanne Hood

    • 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...
    • Erma O. Godbey: Pioneering in Boulder City, Nevada

    • 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...
    • The Life of Stanley Marean, Reclamationist

    • 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...
    • Woodrow Wilson: Race, Community, and Politics in Las Vegas, 1940s-1980s

    • 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...
    • Cameron M. Batjer

    • 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,...
    • Royce Aller Hardy: Reminiscence and a Short Autobiography

    • 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...
    • Janet C. Inda: Basque Sheepherder's Daughter

    • Shepherds -- Nevada; Basques -- Nevada
    • Janet Carrica Inda was born in Fallon, Nevada, in January of 1945. The daughter of a Basque sheepherder, she spent her childhood years in the small towns of Nevada before settling in Reno. Proud of her Basque heritage (though her mother is...

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