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Silver Peak: Description, Table of Contents, Front Matter
An Interview with Amy Gulling
Republican Party (Nev.) -- History; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
Mrs. Amy Thompson Gulling is a member of Reno's oldest family. Her grandmother, then a widow with three children, married the town's founder, Myron Lake. Mrs. Gulling's mother had vivid childhood memories...
Claire H. Hewes: The Hofer Family of Carson City
Hofer family; Carson City (Nev.) -- Social life and customs -- History; Nevada -- History
Claire Hofer Hewes, the daughter of Theodore R. Hofer and Flora Kingsley Hofer, pioneers of western Nevada, was born in 1898. Theodore Hofer arrived in Nevada to take a position as messenger boy for the...
James E. Hickey: A Pioneer and Justice of the Peace of Carson Valley
Justices of the peace -- Nevada; Douglas County (Nev.) -- Biography
James E. Hickey has lived nearly all his life in Carson Valley, Nevada, where he was born in the famous hard winter of 1890. He received his education at the Mottsville school, worked on the family ranch,...
Dwight A. Nelson: Recollections of My Life and Work in Nevada Education, 1932-1945; and Juvenile Probation and Detention in Washoe County, 1949-1969; A Term as Washoe County Commissioner
Probation officers -- Nevada -- Biography; Juvenile probation -- Nevada; Juvenile corrections -- Nevada
Dwight A. Nelson was born in Carson Valley in 1911. He has been a teacher, restaurant worker, politician, and the chief juvenile probation officer for Washoe County, Nevada. His concern for and interest...
Robbins E. Cahill: Recollections of Work in State Politics, Government, Taxation, Gaming Control, Clark County Administration, and the Nevada Resort Association
Taxation -- Nevada; Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government; Clark County (Nev.) -- Politics and government
Robbins E. Cahill’s career of service to the state of Nevada has been long and distinguished. He has spent nearly his whole life in Nevada as student, businessman, politician, worker for state and local...
Frankie Sue Del Papa: An Oral History of the Nevada Women 's Conference
Nevada Women's Conference (1977 : Las Vegas, Nev.); Women -- Nevada -- Congresses; Women's rights -- Nevada -- Congresses
The Nevada Women's Conference, which was held from June 17 to 19, 1977, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was initiated by the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year at the...
Vernon W. Prigmore: Just an Auxiliarist: Commander, Vice-Commander, Training Officer
United States. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Boats and boating -- Nevada -- Safety measures
Vernon W. Prigmore was born in 1907. He came to Nevada in the middle 1930s and stayed by accident when his car broke down in Ely and the parts couldn't be replaced. Being a jack-of-all-trades, he was able...
Rodney J. Reynolds: A Cold War Politician of Nevada in the Fifties
Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
Rodney J. Reynolds was born on July 31, 1912, in Currie, Nevada. The settlement consisted of a one-room school house, a freight house, and a combination general store, post office, meeting place, and saloon....
Cora Gage Sayre: Memories of Smith Valley
Smith Valley (Nev.) -- Biography
Cora Gage Sayre, a Smith Valley native, was born in 1897. She received her education in the West: in the one-room Smith Valley School; Hamilton School on Geary Street in San Francisco; Carson City; and...
Louise Swesey Schmidt: Memories of Childhood in Gerlach Area: 1910 - 1916
Gerlach (Nev.) -- Biography
Louise Schmidt was born in Troy, Montana, on December 15, 1905; and at the age of six months she moved to Fallon, Nevada, with her parents, Alfred and Nellie Swesey, and her half brother, "Koot" Bronson....
Hale Crosby Thornton: A Nevada DAR from New Hampshire
Daughters of the American Revolution. Sagebrush Chapter; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
A member of a prominent New England family, Hale Crosby Thornton was born on April 15, 1921, in Dover, New Hampshire. She was brought up there on the dairy farm originally purchased by her great-grandfather,...
Paul Gemmill: Recollections of Mining Ventures, Life in Eastern Nevada and the Nevada Mining Association
Mining engineers -- Nevada -- Biography; Mineral industries -- Nevada
Paul Gemmill is a native of California, born in Clearwater in 1907. The family engaged in mining in California, Mexico, and in Lincoln County, Nevada. Gemmill received his education in California and Nevada,...
Ivan Sack: Forester Lost in the Woods, Sailor Lost on Rocks and Shoals: My Careers with the Forest Service and the U.S. Navy
Forest rangers -- Nevada -- Biography; Forest reserves -- Nevada -- Management
Ivan Sack was born in Colorado in 1908. He spent the early years of his life in Iowa, where he attended schools and Iowa State University. His youthful interest in botany and forestry later developed into...
Ert Moore: Experiences of a Pioneer Educator
Educators -- Nevada -- Biography; Teachers -- Nevada -- Biography
Ert Moore was born in Indiana in 1902 and spent his early life there. He recounts his early school years and the requirements for graduation. Early in life he decided that teaching would be his career...
Mary Hill Fulstone, M.D.: Recollections of a Country Doctor in Smith, Nevada
Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Smith Valley (Nev.)
Mary Hill Fulstone is a native of Nevada born in 1892 and is the longest-practicing physician in the state. From her childhood years in Eureka and Carson City to the completion of her studies to be a physician...
Take "No" as a Starter: The Life of Richard L. Graves
Nugget (Casino : Sparks & Carson City, Nev.); Casinos -- Nevada; Restaurateurs -- Nevada -- Biography; Travelers -- Nevada -- Biography
Richard "Dick" Graves was born in Boise, Idaho, on August 23, 1912. An astute businessman, he spent nearly twenty years in the gaming industry in Idaho. When that state banned gambling in 1953, he came...
William F. Harrah: My Recollections of the Hotel-Casino Industry and as an Auto Collecting Enthusiast
Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management; Hotelkeepers -- Nevada -- Biography; Automobiles -- Collectors and collecting -- Nevada
William Fisk Harrah was a native of California, born in 1911. He grew up and received his education in southern California, where his father was an attorney and politician. During his college years, William...
Louis J. Isola: Immigrant: I Made Good in the United States
Meat industry and trade -- Nevada; Animal industry -- Nevada
Louis J. Isola, a native of Lucca, Italy, was born in 1902. He emigrated to the United States following the First World War, arriving in Yerington, Nevada, where he had acquaintances. In the Yerington...
Olephia "Leafy" King: Dust and Desire, Laughter and Tears: Recollections of a Nevada Pioneer Cowgirl and Poet
Women poets -- Nevada -- Biography; Cowgirls -- Nevada -- Biography; Ranch life -- Nevada
Olephia "Leafy" King, a native Nevadan, was born in 1905, and spent her early years in Goldfield and Saulsbury Wash northeast of Tonopah. As a young child, she moved to a ranch in central Nevada, where...
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