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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...
Women, Children and Family Life in the Nevada Interior, 1900-1930s
Women -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Social life and customs
Although discovery of the Comstock Lode and the subsequent development of Virginia City gave early impetus to Nevada's economy, by 1878 the Comstock was in decline. Nevada entered a twenty-year period...
Lubertha Johnson: Civil Rights Efforts in Las Vegas: 1940s-1960s
African American women -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography; African Americans -- Civil rights -- Nevada; Racism -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Race relations
This oral history with Lubertha Johnson documents one black professional woman's service in the cause of civil rights. From the formative phase of the modern black struggle for equality in the 1940s, through...
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....
Jean Ford: A Nevada Woman Leads the Way
Nevada Women's History Project; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Women -- West (U.S.); Women -- Nevada -- Biography
Jean Ford was born in 1929 into an era of major transformations for women in the United States. During her lifetime doors were opening for a few bold and talented women whose actions changed the roles...
Charlotte Hunter Arley
Women lawyers -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
In the year 1947 Reno's population was a mere 25,000, yet it boasted a total of 175 attorneys, many serving the wealthy eastern divorce trade. In this era of dude-ranch divorcees, only two other women...
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,...
Whatever Will Help! A Woman's Rise to the Top in the Gaming Industry; as Remembered by Jeanne Hood
Hood, Jeanne; Four Queens Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.); Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Gambling industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas; Hospitality industry -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Women executives -- Nevada -- Las Vegas - Biography; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Biography
Gaming as a corporate enterprise is relatively new in comparison to most other industries. Nevada legalized gambling in 1931, and in the first decades, casinos were small by today's standards. They were...
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