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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.
An army air field in Nevada was fully opened for business when World War II came along. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.
When you take Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and southern California, you’re following a route that has been incredibly important to our history.
You may have seen the film about Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple who ended up suing for the right to marry. In 1967, in Loving v. Virginia, the U.S.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s marriage to Priscilla Beaulieu. And it happened in 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.