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Ed Von Tobel, Jr. tells the story of his father's lumber business - and an account of the 1905 Land auction. He also talks about beating the heat in those early years and struggling with the boom and bust cycles of the early 1900s.

You can download and read transcripts of the entire interviews.

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The First 100 Years - Part I: The Early Years

Historical Las Vegas - Builders of Las Vegas

The Von Tobels at their LV Lumber store 1954 Ed Von Tobel Snr, son Jake, son Ed Jnr. Courtesy of UNLV Library: Jacob von Tobel Collection

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