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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.

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The First 100 Years - Part I: The Early Years

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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