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    • 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...
    • Clarence. J. Thornton: Entrepreneur: Agriculture, Business, Politics

    • Nevada State Fair (Reno, Nev.); Agriculture -- Nevada -- History; Fairs -- Nevada -- Reno
    • Since World War I Clarence J. Thornton has been a participant and spectator in the life of northwestern Nevada. Born in 1898 in San Francisco, he eventually became involved in Nevada ranch work through his father's employment by the Pyramid Land...
    • Andrew D. Crofut: Diamond Valley Dust

    • Nevada -- Biography; Diamond Basin (Nev.)
    • Andrew D. Crofut is a Nevadan in the true sense. What does this mean? Crofut was born in 1889 and grew up on a ranch in Diamond Valley at the juncture of Eureka and Elko counties. The ranch provides the focus for a major portion of this memoir. The...
    • Albina Redner: A Shoshone Life

    • Redner, Albina, 1924- -- Interviews; Shoshoni Indians; Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada -- Interviews; Indians of North America -- Great Basin
    • Albina Redner is a Shoshone Indian from central Nevada. Mrs. Redner's mother, grandfather, and uncles were Indian healers, and in this oral history she describes many of their practices and ceremonies. Her grandfather, "Bronco Jim," was an...
    • E.M. “Al” Gunderson

    • Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Elmer Millard “Al” Gunderson was born August 9, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His oral history skips around in time and place as he bounced from high school to high school, finally obtaining a GED; starting and stopping college; serving in the...
    • Barbara Bennett: Mayor of Reno and Community Activist

    • Politicians -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- Politics and government -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • Barbara Bennett was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. Her oral history begins with a heartbreaking description of her early years there. Despite poverty, ill-treatment and neglect she survived and became more resilient, independent and strong....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Victor Kral

    • Mining engineers -- Nevada -- Biography
    • Victor Kral was one of the last of his breed, a true miner in body, mind, and spirit. His mining career spanned from the Great Depression until his death in May 2004. Vic was born in Pasadena, California, to parents who were tailors. As a teenager,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Peter I. Breen

    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Peter I. Breen, born November 8, 1939, is a third-generation lawyer and judge, named after his grandfather, Peter Breen, and his father, Peter Breen. Born in Reno and raised in Goldfield and Tonopah, where his father practiced law and sat as a...

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