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A Family Affair: Harolds Club and the Smiths Remembered
Smith, Raymond I., -1967; Smith, Raymond I., -1967 -- Employees -- Interviews; Smith family; Harold's Club (Reno, Nev.) -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Casinos -- Nevada -- History; Oral history; Gambling -- Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Gamblers -- Nevada -- Biography
A Family Affair is the story of Harolds Club and the remarkable family that owned it. It is also a revealing chronicle of the casino gaming industry’s colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth....
A Liberal Conscience: The Oral History of Ralph Denton, Nevadan
Denton, Ralph L; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Agency (Law) -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
A Liberal Conscience is the life story of a man who wanted to do something for his home state, and did. Ralph Denton is a classic “man behind the scenes.” Although he has practiced law for half a century—first...
Alan Bible: Recollection of a Nevada Native Son: The Law, Politics, the Nevada Attorney General's Office, and the United States Senate
United States. Congress -- Biography; Lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
Alan Bible was born in Lovelock, Nevada, in 1909. He has had a long, distinguished career in state and national politics. A protege of Senator Patrick McCarran, Bible was successively district attorney...
An Interview with Alice Mildred Byrne: A Contribution to a Survey of Life and Structures on the Comstock
Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
Alice Mildred Hinch Byrne, a native of Virginia City, Nevada, was born September 28, 1908, into a mining family that could trace its roots back two generations on the Comstock. She has lived in the Virginia...
Alice Terry: Recollections of a Pioneer: Childhood in Northern Nevada, Work at the University of Nevada, Observations of the University Administration 1922 - 1964, WICHE, and Reno Civic Affairs
University of Nevada, Reno -- Presidents; University of Nevada, Reno -- History
Alice Terry was born in Cortez, Nevada, in 1901. She attended schools in Reno, and began a career in office work that culminated in her becoming executive secretary to many presidents or acting presidents...
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...
Andrew Ginocchio: The Ascent of Reno Iron Works
Reno Iron Works; Industries -- Nevada -- Reno -- History
Andrew Ginocchio was born in the northern Italian community of Comuneglia di Ligure on June 29, 1893. His father, Giovanni Ginocchio, traveled to the United States in 1864 at the age of eighteen, and found...
Arnold R. Trimmer: Reminiscences of the Number One Ranch in Carson Valley, Nevada
Ranchers -- Nevada -- Biography; Genoa (Nev.) -- Biography; Carson River Valley (Nev.) -- History
Arnold R. Trimmer, a native of California, spent nearly his entire life in Carson Valley. His parents moved from Diamond Valley, California, to the historic Frey ranch at the outskirts of Genoa in 1909,...
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...
Berkeley L. Bunker: Life and Work of a Southern Nevada Pioneer: Businessman, Funeral Director, Mormon Church Leader, Legislator, U.S. Senator, and Congressman
Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
Berkeley Lloyd Bunker was a native of Nevada, born in St. Thomas in 1906. The Bunker family pioneered the southern part of what became Nevada as members of an early-day Mormon colonizing effort. Some of...
Bud Beasley: Nevada Educator, Coach, and Athlete
Coaches (Athletics) -- Nevada -- Biography
Bud Beasley's career as an educator in Reno spanned seventy years. Born in New Mexico in 1910, Beasley soon moved to California, where he graduated from Santa Cruz High School. He came to Reno in 1930...
Charles H. Russell: Reminiscences of a Nevada Congressman, Governor, and Legislator
Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Governors -- Nevada; Nevada -- Politics and government
Charles H. Russell was born in Lovelock in 1903. He recounts the details of an active political life in Nevada. He has served Nevada as a member of both houses of the state legislature, a congressman,...
Churchill County Oral History Project: Interviews with Carl F. Dodge, Ira Hamlin Kent, and Myrl Nygren
Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada; Churchill County (Nev.) -- Biography; Churchill County (Nev.) -- History; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography; Fallon (Nev.) -- History
In 1900 Churchill County was Nevada's poorest and least populated county, with fewer than 850 residents. It had no appreciable mining industry, and its arid valleys and basins could not support agriculture....
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...
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...
Clark J. Guild: Memoirs of Careers with Nevada Bench and Bar, Lyon County Offices, and the Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Museum; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
Clark Joseph Guild was born in Nevada in 1887. He is best known for his long career as a district judge and as the founder of the Nevada State Museum. Clark Guild's life was a long, distinguished one....
Cliff Young: Chief Justice, Nevada Supreme Court
Nevada. Supreme Court -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada; Judges -- Nevada -- Biography
This oral history with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cliff Young was completed as part of the Nevada Legal Oral History Project, a cooperative project among the Nevada Judicial Historical Society, the Ninth...
Comstock Memories: 1920s - 1960s Oral Histories with: Tyrus R. Cobb, Edward S. Colletti, John A. Zalac, and Mildred B. Giuffra
Beebe, Lucius Morris, 1902-1966; Tourism -- Nevada -- Virginia City; Virginia City (Nev.) -- Biography; Virginia City (Nev.) -- History
Following the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1869, miners and speculators rushed into the previously unsettled area, and three new towns quickly sprang up: Gold Hill, Silver City, and Virginia City....
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...
Edward A. Olsen: My Careers as a Journalist in Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada; in Nevada Gaming Control; and at the University of Nevada
Nevada. State Gaming Control Board; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- Government policy
Edward A. Olsen, a native of New York, was born in 1919. He spent nearly his whole life in the West, as a youngster in Colorado, and as a newspaperman in Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Mr. Olsen was handicapped...
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