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    • Shearing sheep

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    • Photograph of Ed Wyatt and his son Vernon Wyatt shearing sheep for William Dressler; from the Frederick H. Dressler Collection; photographic print, 5 x 7 inches
    • 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...
    • Leslie Moren: Fifty Years an Elko County Doctor

    • Moren, Leslie, 1914- -- Interviews; Physicians -- Nevada -- Elko County; Physicians -- Nevada -- Elko County -- Biography; Elko County (Nev.) -- History; Elko County (Nev.) -- Biography
    • Intervention by federal and state governments, the growth of corporate practice, and astonishing technical advancements have contributed to increasing impersonalization in medical care. It was not always thus. In 1938, when Dr. Leslie Moren began...
    • Fighting Back: A Life in the Struggle for Civil Rights

    • McMillan, James B., 1917-; African American civil rights workers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Civil rights workers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Segregation -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- History -- 20th century;...
    • James B. McMillan was born in 1917 in a small town in racially segregated Mississippi. In that year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that ordinances compelling residential segregation of the races were in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment....
    • 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...
    • Warren d'Azevedo: By Dead Reckoning

    • Anthropologists -- Nevada -- Biography; Washoe Indians -- Great Basin
    • On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Great Basin Anthropological Conference in Reno, Brian Wallace, Chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, proclaimed October 15, 2005 officially "Warren d'Azevedo Day" in recognition of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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‚Äôs contributions, and his extraordinary, lifelong...
    • Silver Peak: Never A Ghost Town

    • Silver mines and mining -- Nevada -- Silver Peak Range Wilderness -- History; Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- Silver Peak Range Wilderness -- History; Silver Peak Range Wilderness (Nev.) -- History; Nevada -- History -- 20th century
    • This is the story of Silver Peak, a small mining community in Esmeralda County, Nevada. As with many towns tied to mining, it has suffered the booms and busts that are inherent in the industry, but the difference with Silver Peak is that it has...
    • Surprised by Persistence: Ethnographers Among the Washoe

    • Anthropologists -- Nevada -- Biography; Washoe Indians; Washoe Indians -- Biography; Washoe Indians -- Great Basin; Indians of North America -- Great Basin;
    • Ten ethnographers, whose combined field work among the Washoe people of Nevada and California span nearly 30 years (1937-1965), share their life histories and reflect on the discipline of anthropology and what inspired them to become ethnographers,...

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