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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 were talking about the group that built the Union Plaza—Frank Scott, Sam Boyd, Jackie Gaughan, and Kell Houssels, Junior, along with investors like Bill Boyd and Howard Cannon.
This year we mark a golden anniversary: The Union Plaza opened on July 2, 1971. It has quite a history … and so does its location.
This year, there’s a diamond jubilee going on just north of our studios. It’s the seventy-fifth birthday of the City of North Las Vegas, incorporated on May 1, 1946.
Nevada's first capitol building has stood the test of time.
It's been 50 years since a law was passed in Nevada that clarified where prostitution would be allowed, and where it wouldn't.
There was a time when Nevada was the only state without a community college. How that changed.
It was 50 years ago that Nevada fell in line with a Fair Housing Act. We'll hear how that came about - ahead on Nevada Yesterdays.
Phyllis McGuire died at the end of 2020, and with her died a lot of the history of show business, Las Vegas society, and, yes, organized crime.
Neal was Nevada’s first Black state senator, serving for eight terms. He was the first Black major party candidate for governor. He died on New Year’s Eve at age eighty-five..
This year, Nevada and the rest of the country have been commemorating a turning point in our history. A century ago, in 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution.