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    • 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...
    • Arthur Bernard: Nevada Mine Inspector and Prison Warden

    • Prison wardens -- Nevada -- Biography; Prisons -- Nevada -- History; Mine inspection -- Nevada -- History
    • Art Bernard was born in 1910 in Italy to American parents and first came to the United States at the age of five, in 1915. He lived with his mother and stepfather in Utah and learned a variety of languages early in his childhood. By the age of...
    • Robert Faiss: Gaming Regulation and Gaming Law in Nevada

    • Faiss, Robert D; Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996; Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada. State Gaming Control Board; Gambling -- Law and legislation -- Nevada; Gambling -- Government policy -- Nevada; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada --...
    • No attorney has played a greater role in the rise of the casino industry and how it is regulated than has Robert D. Faiss. In this oral memoir, Faiss gives an eloquent, eyewitness account of crucial events and moments in the history of gaming...
    • Women's Athletics at the University of Nevada

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Sports -- History; United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX; Women athletes -- Interviews; College sports for women -- Nevada -- History
    • The Women’s Athletics oral history project began in 2005 with the decision of Pack PAWS—the longstanding booster, fundraising, and watchdog organization for the University of Nevada women’s intercollegiate athletics program—to produce a history of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Through the Glass Ceiling: A Life in Nevada Politics

    • Wagner, Sue, 1940-; Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Women -- Nevada -- Biography; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Oral history; Nevada -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    • Through the Glass Ceiling—A Life in Nevada Politics is the oral history of Sue Wagner, who served in the assembly in the 1970s, in the senate in the 1980s, and was elected lieutenant governor in 1991, serving one term. She became involved in...
    • 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...
    • Varsity men's basketball team, University of Nevada, 1950

    • Basketball players; Coaches (Athletics)
    • Photograph of the 1949 Nevada men's varsity basketball team. The team was coached by Glenn "Jake" Lawlor and managed by Jack Fenkell. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are an unidentified player, #5 Burt Larkins, #23 Buddy Garfinkle, #34...
    • Nick Fazekas, University of Nevada, 2007

    • Basketball players
    • Photograph of Nevada men's basketball player during player introductions prior to the game against the Memphis Tigers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007. Fazekas was a forward for the Wolf Pack for the 2004 through 2007 seasons....
    • Mimi Mungedi, University of Nevada, circa 2013

    • Basketball; Basketball players
    • Photograph of Nevada women's basketball player Mimi Mungedi. Mungedi was a center for the Wolf Pack for the 2012 through 2015 seasons. Over her four seasons at Nevada, Mungedi totaled 614 rebounds and 162 blocked shots. As a senior, Mungedi...
    • 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 the...

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