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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 talked about the origins of what is now Nellis Air Force Base.
As diamond jubilees go, this one may not seem to have a lot of jewels. But January marks the 75th anniversary for Nellis Air Force Base … or, more accurately, what is NOW Nellis Air Force Base.
Last time, we were talking about the Rat Pack and the Summit at the Sands. There would be repercussions that affected the life of Frank Sinatra, who was born a century ago, December 12.
Last time, we talked about the life of Frank Sinatra. Nevada in general and Las Vegas in particular were an important part of his life.
Let’s play word association. If I said entertainers and Las Vegas, what combinations come to mind? A lot of them, I’m sure. Liberace, certainly. Siegfried and Roy, of course. Wayne Newton? Sure.
Did you ever see The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance? Remember the line? “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Nevada has many legends.
If you go out to Lake Mead and see that ring visible around it, you might get a little nervous. The water level is low.
September marked the fiftieth anniversary of a big event. The event led to something we largely take for granted.
Last time, we were talking about Kirk Kerkorian. He had built and sold the International and the first MGM Grand.
When he died in July at age 88, Ralph Lamb was remembered as the cowboy sheriff. So he was, but there was so much more to his story.
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