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    • 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...
    • The Cultural Side of Reno

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    • Through interviews with 30 community members, conducted between 2009 and 2011, “The Cultural Side of Reno” explores the growth and development of Northern Nevada’s cultural and artistic landscape. This project is the product of an innovative...
    • E.R. Smith map of Lake Tahoe & vicinity (1963)

    • Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.) -- Maps; Lake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.) -- Maps
    • col. ; 54 x 41 cm; scale [ca. 1:90, 000]; relief shown by shading and spot heights ; depths shown by soundings; originally copyrighted in 1947; diagram of major highways entering the Lake Tahoe region and descriptive text on verso that discusses...
    • Always Bet on the Butcher: Warren Nelson and Casino Gaming, 1930s-1980s

    • Nelson, Warren, 1913- ; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Casinos -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century
    • At the beginning of the Great Depression of the 1930s, eighteen-year-old Warren Nelson lost his job with the Park Hotel in Great Falls, Montana. Work of any sort was scarce, but Nelson did not long remain unemployed—he used a family connection to...
    • Track and field team, 2006

    • Student Life; Traditions, Ceremonies, and Events;
    • Members of the 2006 Nevada women's track and field team pose around a Nevada huddle for a group photograph. Members are alphabetical listed as follows: Inger Appanaitis, Kali Baker, Hannah Balkenbush, Jen Bauer, Janine Bodo, Amanda Boice, Shanel...
    • Take "No" as a Starter: The Life of Richard L. Graves

    • Nugget (Casino : Sparks & Carson City, Nev.); Casinos -- Nevada; Restaurateurs -- Nevada -- Biography; Travelers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Richard "Dick" Graves was born in Boise, Idaho, on August 23, 1912. An astute businessman, he spent nearly twenty years in the gaming industry in Idaho. When that state banned gambling in 1953, he came to Nevada in 1954 to start over. Though many...
    • 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...
    • A Family Affair: Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered

    • 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...

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