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    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Clarence Ray: Black Politics and Gaming in Las Vegas, 1920s-1980s

    • Ray, Clarence -- Interviews; African Americans -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Nevada -- Politics and government; Nevada -- Race relations; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Las...
    • The oral history of Clarence Ray is the third in a series intended to document the history of the black community in Las Vegas, of which Mr. Ray has been a member since the mid-1920s. The main source of employment for the relatively small black...
    • 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...
    • Lubertha Johnson: Civil Rights Efforts in Las Vegas: 1940s-1960s

    • African American women -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Civil rights -- Nevada; Racism -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Race relations
    • This oral history with Lubertha Johnson documents one black professional woman's service in the cause of civil rights. From the formative phase of the modern black struggle for equality in the 1940s, through the high tide of activism in the 1960s...
    • Playing the Cards that Are Dealt: Mead Dixon, the Law and Casino Gaming

    • Dixon, Mead, 1919- ; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Casinos -- Law and legislation -- Nevada -- History; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • In Playing the Cards That Are Dealt, the reader will encounter forty years of casino gaming history as lived and observed by one of the industry’s most respected figures. L. Mead Dixon began practicing law in Reno in 1950. He quickly became an...
    • Chistera Onena - Craftsman at work

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    • Artisan using a hand tool to weave the bands of wood together to make the basket. The use of the txistéra (chistera) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his...
    • Chistera Onena - Mid-assembly

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    • Workers shown with items in different stages of the manufacturing process. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his...
    • Chistera Onena - Baskets

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    • A completed basket and weaving components in the Gonzalez workshop. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Drying Wood

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    • Pieces of chestnut that will be used in the manufacture process. They are cut during the moon's waning phase to ensure the wood is more flexible before it is allowed to dry. The use of the txistéra (chistera) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai...
    • Chistera Onena - Cesta Ribs

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    • The ribs of the txistéra are what give it shape. The curvature and dimensions of the txistéra are not bound by any regulations; they are shaped by a player's preferences and playing style. A txistéra width of four inches, an inch wider than...
    • Chistera Onena - Cesta Braiding

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    • Rods are cut to the desired width and thickness through the use of a number of hand tools. They are arranged in pairs around a central blade so that they intersect properly during the weaving process. The rods are humidified slightly to increase...
    • Chistera Onena - Work in progress

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    • Two workers making a txistéra. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was traditionally used to pick grapes. ...
    • Chistera Onena - Men with various txistéras

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    • Two men posing in a workshop with various txistéras in different stages of manufacture. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in...
    • Chistera Onena - Finishing Touches

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    • A worker putting the finishing touches on a completed chistera. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Weaving

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    • A worker weaves part of the main body of the wicker basket. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Weaving

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    • A worker weaves part of the main body of the wicker basket. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was...
    • Chistera Onena - Worker with basket

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    • Worker processing a txistéra. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker basket used in his modification was traditionally used to pick grapes. ...
    • Chistera Onena - Chat and Comparison

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    • Workers stopping momentarily to chat and compare the curvature of their product to an existing mold. The use of the txistéra (chistera, cesta) in zesta punta (cesta-punta, jai alai) is attributed to Jean Dithurbide. Prior to 1857, the wicker...

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