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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,...
Minnie P. Blair: Days Remembered of Folsom and Placerville, California; Banking and Fanning in Goldfield, Tonopah, and Fallon, Nevada
Businesswomen -- Nevada -- Biography; Fallon (Nev.) -- Biography
Minnie P. (Nichols) Blair was born in California in 1886. She spent her early years in Folsom and Placerville. She arrived in Nevada in 1909, the bride of Ernest W. Blair, a banker in Goldfield. The Blairs...
Lai King Chew: The Cosmo Club and Reno's Chinese Community
Chinese Americans -- Nevada -- Reno -- History -- Interviews; Reno (Nev.) -- History
Between 1849 and 1876 the population of Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S. swelled to 151,000. Beset by war and famine at home, the Chinese were attracted to the promise of gold in the Western United...
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...
Leslie S. Kofoed: Kofoed's Meanderings in Lovelock Business, Nevada Government, the U. S Marshal's Office, and the Gaming Industry
Businessmen -- Nevada -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada
Leslie S. Kofoed was born in Lovelock, Nevada, in 1909. He received his education in Lovelock schools, and then entered the business world. His early careers led Mr. Kofoed from construction to motel operation,...
Paul A. Leonard: Tales of Northern Nevada - and Other Lies; As Recalled by Native Son, Journalist and Civic Leader
Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; American newspapers -- Nevada
Paul A. Leonard was born in Fallon, Nevada, in 1911. The family moved to Reno in 1919, and Mr. Leonard received most of his education there in the public schools and at the University of Nevada. After...
John R. McCloskey: Seventy Years of Griping: Newspapers, Politics, Government
Mineral County independent-news; Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Hawthorne (Nev.) -- History
John R. "Jack" McCloskey, a native of Goldfield, Nevada, was born in 1911. His parents had left Leadville, Colorado, in the wake of labor violence there. McCloskey attended local schools in Goldfield and...
Warren Nelson: Gaming From the Old Days to Computers
Gambling -- Nevada -- History; Casinos -- Nevada -- Management
Warren Nelson was born in Great Falls, Montana, in 1913. He went to high school and one year of college in Helena, Montana. He started his gambling career, a career that has lasted over forty-five years,...
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...
Silvio E. Petricciani: The Evolution of Gaming in Nevada: The Twenties to the Eighties
Gambling -- Nevada -- History
Silvio Petricciani was born in Reno on December 1, 1917. His parents, John and Julia Petricciani, had emigrated to northern California from Livorgno, Italy, and then to Reno. Soon after their arrival,...
Phyllis J. Walsh: From Lorgnettes to Lariats: In Loving Recollection of the S Bar S Ranch, Where Hard Work Hardened Our Hands While Visitors Lightened Our Hearts
S Bar S Ranch (Nev.); Nevada -- Biography
Phyllis J. Walsh, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born in 1897. She received her education in private schools of the New England area, and began an exciting and varied career that took her...
Thomas Cave Wilson: Reminiscences of a Nevada Advertising Man, 1930-1980, or Half a Century of Very Hot Air, or I Wouldn't Believe It If I Hadn't Been There
Advertising -- Nevada -- Biography; Advertising agencies -- Nevada -- Reno
Thomas Cave Wilson was born in Arizona in 1907. His family moved to Nevada when his father, Frederick Weston Wilson, was offered a position on the University of Nevada faculty. Thomas Wilson's mother,...
Frederick M. Anderson, M.D.: Surgeon, Regent and Dabbler in Politics
University of Nevada, Reno -- History; Physicians -- Nevada -- Biography
Dr. Fred Anderson's career has been an exceptional one, combining major contributions in the fields of medicine and higher education in the state of Nevada. When Fred Anderson retired from the practice...
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...
John F. Cahlan: Fifty Years in Journalism and Community Development
Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography, Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
When John Francis Cahlan first arrived in Las Vegas in 1929 he could legitimately claim that he was older than the sleepy railroad community founded in 1905. A native of Reno, he was born to Albert and...
James W. Calhoun and the Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Museum
James W. Calhoun was born in Philipsburg, Montana, in 1903. His oral history outlines the development of the Nevada State Museum, of which he was director from 1950 to 1973. The museum was founded in 1939,...
Jack's Story: The Life and Times of Jack Douglass, Nevada Gaming Pioneer
Gambling -- Nevada -- History
In 1993-1996 Bill Douglass, founder and head of UNR's Basque Studies Program, tape recorded a family history with his father, Jack. Jack Douglass has been involved in gaming since the 1930s, getting his...
An Interview with William J. Moore
Last Frontier Hotel (Las Vegas, Nev.); Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
William J. Moore, Jr., was born in Lane City, Texas, on July 17, 1913. Within the year his family moved to Oklahoma where Moore was educated. Voted most likely to succeed by his classmates, he was graduated...
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 Vegas (Nev.) -- History
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...
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