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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.
We recently talked about the centennial of John Kennedy’s birth and his importance to Nevada.
A lot of people today complain about the two major parties. It isn’t the first time there have been these kinds of complaints about Democrats and Republicans.
Last time, we talked about John Kennedy’s political connections to Nevada during his presidential campaign. May 29 marks the centennial of his birth.
May 29 is the centennial of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s birth. We’re going to take a look at JFK and some of his ties to Nevada. We’ll start with running for president.
Last time, we were talking about World War I. The U.S. declared war a century ago, April 6.
On April 6, 1917, Congress declared war. Woodrow Wilson said it was necessary to make the world safe for democracy. We didn’t entirely succeed at that. We also didn’t entirely fail.
Last time, we talked about the origins of Block 16 … and said we would tell you how it closed.
“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” That’s the classic line in the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. It also applies to history at times.
A day apart, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died. A photo showed Reynolds on stage at the Riviera in 1963 as her six-year-old daughter Carrie watched from a stool just offstage.
January 18, 2017, marks an anniversary. On that day, the Nevada legislature completed the state. If that sounds strange, well, it is.