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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.
This May marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. We hear about Nevada’s contribution to that endeavor.
This month marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of a railroad that proved to be a big deal for Nevada.
Las Vegas has long been known as a flashy city which made Liberace’s time here a perfect match.
May 16 marks the centennial of the birth of Liberace. He was called Mr. Showmanship. He may have invented the term … or maybe the term was invented for him.
Long-time Las Vegas Attorney, Sam Lionel - recently celebrated his 100th birthday. We look back at his arrival.
Trivia question: how many counties does Nevada have? It’s tricky. We have 17, but one county, Ormsby, was consolidated with Carson City.
It was nearly a century ago that women were given the right to vote, with the passage of the 19th amendment. But some in Nevada attempted to usher in change before that.
If you enjoy learning about the history of Nevada, a collection by Phil Earl could be just the thing.
The formation of White Pine county is linked to the discovery of silver in the area. Here’s Senator Richard Bryan.
From Dams to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Theodore Roosevelt’s influence on Nevada can still be seen.