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History and folklore of Nevada, written by Associate Professor Michael Green of UNLV, and narrated by former Senator Richard Bryan. Supported by Nevada Humanities and dedicated to the memory of historian Frank Wright. (All segments prior to August 2003 were written by Frank Wright.)Nevada Yesterdays is the collection of essays written by Frank Wright that immortalize the real history of Las Vegas.
Last time, we opened Caesars Palace. August 5 marked the legendary hotel’s fiftieth anniversary. It opened with a bang, and things never seemed to slow down.
Last time, we were talking about Muhammad Ali … before he was actually Muhammad Ali, just starting out as a professional fighter and winning the seventh bout of his career when he fought for the fi
The Thrilla in Manila. The Rumble in the Jungle. The Fight of the Century. Those are the boxing matches for which Muhammad Ali probably will be best remembered.
Last time, we were talking about the Oakland Raiders—not whether they actually will move to Las Vegas, but the time they played in Las Vegas.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about building a new stadium in Las Vegas and the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League moving here to play in it.
Last time, we talked about the origins of the Aladdin Hotel under the leadership of Milton Prell. After he sold it, the trouble started. The next owner, Albert Parvin, had ties to Meyer Lansky.
No fooling. April 1 marks the golden anniversary of the opening of a major and often troubled part of the Las Vegas Strip’s history: the Aladdin. Today it’s the site of the Planet Hollywood.
The feathers may be gone, but the memories remain.
Last time, we had talked about the Las Vegas army gunnery school. The school almost didn’t happen.
Last time, we talked about the origins of what is now Nellis Air Force Base.
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