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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.
When one legendary singer helped create the “Nashville Sound” – he brought it to Las Vegas.
The city of Reno got its start with a railroad auction. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.
A recent obituary didn’t get quite the attention we thought it deserved, so we wanted to talk a bit about the recent death of Ed Fike. To a lot of present-day Nevadans, you might say, Who?
Last time, we told you about building the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, incorporated one hundred and fifty years ago. There’s more to the story. A lot more.
A lot has changed for the station that gave Nevada its first glimpse of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.
With the discovery of the Comstock Lode of silver ore in Nevada, there came a need to transport it. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.
A century ago, Elko got its first U.S. senator… but his impact also was big in southern Nevada.
No Nevadan has ever been appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our state has popped up in a few cases over the years, though not many.
Last time, we talked about Becky Harris becoming the first woman to chair the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and only the second woman ever to serve on the board.
It was a sign of the times when Nevada legislators created a control board. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.