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    • Ranching in Reno and Sparks

    • Ranch life -- Nevada; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Reno Region; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranches -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • As the twentieth century drew to a close, physical changes rendered the Truckee Meadows nearly unrecognizable to those who had helped build the community. Both Reno and Sparks had experienced major expansion since 1960, largely to accommodate a...
    • Women's Athletics at the University of Nevada

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Sports -- History; United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX; Women athletes -- Interviews; College sports for women -- Nevada -- History
    • The Women’s Athletics oral history project began in 2005 with the decision of Pack PAWS—the longstanding booster, fundraising, and watchdog organization for the University of Nevada women’s intercollegiate athletics program—to produce a history of...
    • John Sanford: Printer's Ink in My Blood

    • Reno evening gazette; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- History
    • John Sanford, a native of Reno, was born in 1906. He received his education in the Reno public schools and at the University of Nevada. His first—and only—career began while he was still in his teens. He became a newspaperman, to follow the...
    • Cora Gage Sayre: Memories of Smith Valley

    • Smith Valley (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Cora Gage Sayre, a Smith Valley native, was born in 1897. She received her education in the West: in the one-room Smith Valley School; Hamilton School on Geary Street in San Francisco; Carson City; and at Berkeley High School. On Nevada deserts and...
    • Dwayne Kling: Luck is the Residue of Design

    • Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • Dwayne Kling's career is a story of hard work, a desire to be the best, and opportunity. Dwayne came to Nevada as a semi-pro baseball player, playing for Harrah's Club, in the summer of 1947. He was between his first and second year of college at...
    • Warren Nelson: Gaming From the Old Days to Computers

    • Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management
    • Warren Nelson was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1913. He went to high school and one year of college in Helena, Montana. He started his gambling career, a career that has lasted over forty-five years, in Montana. Nelson came to Reno at the...
    • Every Light Was On: Bill Harrah and His Clubs Remembered

    • Harrah, William; Harrah, William -- Friends and associates -- Interviews; Harrah, William -- Employees -- Interviews; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th...
    • Casino gambling (or “gaming,” as the industry prefers) was made legal in Nevada by an act of the state legislature in 1931. Early casinos in Nevada were rough-and-tumble businesses still deeply rooted in the frontier ethos from which gaming had...
    • Clarence K. Jones: From Paperboy to Philanthropist

    • 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...
    • Agnes Heidtman

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Biography
    • Agnes Lander Schmith Heidtman retired from the University of Nevada, Reno on June 30, 2001, after fifty-three years of service to the university community. Many of her years of service were in the office of the president, so she has a unique...
    • 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...
    • Harry Hawkins: Douglas-Alpine History

    • 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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