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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.
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.
Our friends in Boulder City—and around Nevada and Arizona and California—are justly proud of
When Kirk Kerkorian was born in 1917, the United States had just entered World War I.
Last week, we talked about the civil rights movement and Nevada’s role in it. Around the time of the march in Selma in March 1965, Nevada’s legislature dealt with civil rights at the local level.
Last time we were talking about Ned Day, who would have been seventy this past April.
In April, Ned Day would have been 70.
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