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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 talked about the beginnings of the Circus Circus, which turns fifty this year. Now it’s a success story. At first, it wasn’t. Let’s look at its evolution.
It may have plenty of hotel rooms now, but that wasn’t always the case at Circus Circus. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.
From Governor to Senator – Paul Laxalt, who died on August 6th, helped shape the Nevada we know today.
As Nevada’s Governor from 1967 to 1971, Paul Laxalt understood the old ways of the state and helped shape the new.
What started out as the Golden Slipper became the Silver Slipper. But the casino went thru more than just a name change. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan
The Silver Slipper may have slipped into the past – but the stories about it are still around. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.
Historians ponder over James Nye when looking at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.
When looking at the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson 150 years ago, historians ponder the role of Nevada Senator James Nye .
It’s been 150 years since our country’s first presidential impeachment - and Nevada had a role in it.