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    • An Oral History of the Midtown District, Reno, Nevada

    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- History;
    • The Midtown History Project, of which these oral histories are a component, was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. That broader...
    • 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...
    • A World Away

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); acrylic paintings (visual works); portraits
    • The theme of Erik Burke's mural, A World Away, relates to Mexican culture and the restaurant upon which it is painted: Miguel's. The entire mural consists of four different walls (two west facing, one south facing, and one north facing), each with...
    • A World Away

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); acrylic paintings (visual works); portraits
    • The theme of Erik Burke's mural, A World Away, relates to Mexican culture and the restaurant upon which it is painted: Miguel's. The entire mural consists of four different walls (two west facing, one south facing, and one north facing), each with...
    • A World Away

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); acrylic paintings (visual works); portraits
    • The theme of Erik Burke's mural, A World Away, relates to Mexican culture and the restaurant upon which it is painted: Miguel's. The entire mural consists of four different walls (two west facing, one south facing, and one north facing), each with...
    • Royce Aller Hardy: Reminiscence and a Short Autobiography

    • Mining engineers -- Nevada -- Biography; Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- History
    • Roy A. Hardy was born in South Dakota in 1886. Having been raised in mining camps, he went to Tonopah and Goldfield in 1905 during their boom days. There, he knew or met many of the leading figures of the day: Jim Butler, Harry Stimler, Tex...
    • Edward S. Parsons: Charrette! The Life of an Architect

    • Architects -- Nevada -- Biography; Historic buildings -- Nevada -- Conservation and restoration
    • Edward Shier Parsons was born in Tonopah, Nevada, in 1907. He attended schools in Salt Lake City and Reno. Interested in an architectural career from a very early age, Parsons studied his profession at the University of Southern California and...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Florence M. Boyer: Las Vegas, Nevada: My Home for Sixty Years

    • Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography; Clark County (Nev.) -- History
    • A native of Redlands, California, Florence M. Boyer was born in 1890 to Charles P. and Delphine Anderson Squires. When the builders of the San Pedro-Los Angeles-Salt Lake railroad began their promotion of Las Vegas, Nevada, as a stopping place on...
    • Ranching in Reno and Sparks

    • Ranch life -- Nevada; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Reno Region; Ranch life -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranches -- Nevada -- Washoe County; Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • As the twentieth century drew to a close, physical changes rendered the Truckee Meadows nearly unrecognizable to those who had helped build the community. Both Reno and Sparks had experienced major expansion since 1960, largely to accommodate a...
    • Unknown [Aquatic Elements: Mural for Stingray Tattoo]

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
    • This under-the-sea-themed mural was painted by artist Vaka on the exterior of Stingray Tattoo, where he works as a tattoo artist. Several dark blue stingrays swim throughout the mural that wraps around two adjacent walls on the northeast side of...
    • Unknown [Face, Stars, Cheetah]

    • mural paintings; street art; paintings (visual works); acrylic paintings (visual works)
    • The face depicted in this mural by artist Bryce Chisholm was painted using a stencil (a technique the artist is known for) and purple, magenta, salmon, green, aqua-blue and dark-blue paint. Mint-green rays of light with birds flying through and...
    • Unknown [Aquatic Elements: Mural for Stingray Tattoo]

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
    • This under-the-sea-themed mural was painted by artist Vaka on the exterior of Stingray Tattoo, where he works as a tattoo artist. Several dark blue stingrays swim throughout the mural that wraps around two adjacent walls on the northeast side of...
    • Unknown [Aquatic Elements: Mural for Stingray Tattoo]

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
    • This under-the-sea-themed mural was painted by artist Vaka on the exterior of Stingray Tattoo, where he works as a tattoo artist. Several dark blue stingrays swim throughout the mural that wraps around two adjacent walls on the northeast side of...
    • Unknown [Aquatic Elements: Mural for Stingray Tattoo]

    • mural paintings; street art; spray painting; paintings (visual works); signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
    • This under-the-sea-themed mural was painted by artist Vaka on the exterior of Stingray Tattoo, where he works as a tattoo artist. Several dark blue stingrays swim throughout the mural that wraps around two adjacent walls on the northeast side 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...

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