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    • Edwin Cantlon: A Surgeon Cowboy Rides Down Memory Lane

    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography
    • This oral history of Dr. Edwin Cantlon encompasses the life of a fascinating individual, who in his eighty plus years has experienced enormous changes in the social and economic structure of Nevada and the United States, as well as in the essential...
    • World War II Veterans Project: Interviews with Seventeen Nevada Veterans

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography; Veterans -- Nevada -- Biography
    • A 1995 project was a departure from the University of Nevada Oral History Program's customary concentration on the history of Nevada and the Great Basin: the program commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Allied victory in World War II by...
    • War Stories: Veterans Remember World War II

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Oral history; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns
    • World War II was the most violent convulsion in human history. May it forever hold that distinction. Fifty-seven nations were among the belligerents, but the major cost of the conflict was borne by just five Allied and three Axis powers. Combined,...
    • 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...
    • Not Like a River: A Memoir of an Activist Academic

    • Rusco, Elmer R ; College teachers -- Nevada -- Biography ; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Elmer Rusco was professor emeritus of the Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Readers of this memoir will gain insight into the exceptional scope of Professor Rusco’s contributions, and his extraordinary, lifelong...
    • Harry Eugene Claiborne

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Silver Peak: At Work, At Play, and At Home

    • Silver Peak Mining District (Nev.) -- Biography; Silver Peak Mining District (Nev.) -- History
    • While the rest of the nation struggled through the Great Depression of the 1930s, there existed a few isolated oases-towns where a single industry offered jobs and allowed families to remain together, intact and relatively unscathed by economic...
    • James O. Hubbard: Skiing and the Ski Patrol in Nevada 1950s-1970s

    • National Ski Patrol System (U.S.); Skis and skiing -- Nevada -- Reno Region -- Biography; Ski resorts -- Nevada -- Reno Region
    • Jim Hubbard was born in 1933 and began skiing as a teenager in Washington in the 1940s. He first skied the Eastern Sierra slopes above Reno in 1954, after being posted to Stead Air Force Base. Since the mid-1950s, skiing has become an important...
    • Leonard Lowry

    • Veterans Administration Hospital (Reno, Nev.); Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • The culture and lifestyle of the American Indian have undergone tremendous change since the appearance of the first Euro-American settlers. Leonard Lowry's oral history chronicles some of these changes, from the generation of his great-grandfathers...
    • Keston L. Ramsey: Early Skiing in the Mt. Rose Area

    • Skis and skiing -- Nevada -- Reno Region -- History; Sky Tavern Ski Area (Nev.); Mount Rose Ski Bowl (Nev.)
    • Keston Ramsey was born in 1908. He has lived most of his life in the Reno area. Mr. Ramsey was active in the ski industry from 1945 until 1964; during those years he constructed and ran the Sky Tavern Lodge at the Mt. Rose Ski Bowl, which he...
    • Verne Foster and the Nevada Mining Association

    • Nevada Mining Association; Mineral industries -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Biography
    • Verne Foster was born into a mining family in 1902. Her father, Alex Wise, was the son of a prominent Winnemucca, Nevada, mine owner. As a child she lived with her family in Virginia City, Nevada, where her father was the mining engineer for the C...
    • Rufus W. Adams: The Historic Adams Ranch

    • Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Carson River Valley (Nev.); Genoa (Nev.)
    • Rufus W. Adams, a descendant of some of the earliest pioneers of Carson Valley, Nevada, was born in 1914. His grandfather, John Quincy Adams, arrived in Genoa in the 1850s to establish a ranch home that became a valley landmark. Rufus Adams lives...
    • Sonny's Story: A Journalist's Memoir by Rollan Melton

    • Melton, Rollan, 1931-; Journalists -- United States -- Biography; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography
    • In popular myth, anyone can make it to the top in America, no matter how humble his or her origins. That may be true, but few have faced greater challenges along the way than did Rollan Melton. Sonny, as he was called when he was young, was born...
    • 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,...

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