Nevada History

Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

Dick Graves, Gaming Pioneer

DICK GRAVES, NORTHERN NEVADA GAMING PIONEER     Although John Ascuaga has been a gaming innovator in his own right, John has been given credit for many gaming innovation that Dick Graves should be given credit for. Richard “Dick” Graves was a native of Idaho where he owned a slot route, but when Idaho outlawed gambling, Dick moved to Reno and bought a partnership in The...

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Pat McCarran

Pat McCarran

We have named roads and airports in his honor, but most Nevadans don’t know who Pat McCarran was. I have heard and read many stories about Pat McCarran over the years; I hope the stories you are about to read will give you an insight to who and what Pat McCarran was.

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Bing Crosby, A True Nevadan

Bing Crosby, A True Nevadan

Most people knew Bing Crosby as a famous singer and actor, perhaps best remembered for his beautiful version of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” But most don’t know that Bing Crosby was an avid hunter and fly fisherman, and even fewer knew him as an Elko cattle and horse rancher.

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Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

Pyramid Lake’s ‘Stone Mother’

The Stone Mother is crying again, not for herself, but she cries for Nevada that is losing the very thing that attracted people to her in the first place and that is, a people that had respect for themselves, for others and for Nevada. Those days seem to be eroding with every increase in population. Read on to discover the story of the Stone Mother…

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Raquel Welch & Genoa Bar

Raquel Welch & Genoa Bar

The Genoa Bar located in Genoa was established in 1853. It is Nevada’s oldest operating bar and is still one of Nevada’s favorite watering holes. Over the years the bar has been visited by many famous people. Among them, Mark Twain, Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Carol Lombard, Clark Gable, John Wayne and hundreds more.

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Priscilla Joyce Ford

Priscilla Joyce Ford

PRISCILLA JOYCE FORD     On November 27, 1980 my wife Valorie was working at Harold’s Club as a Keno writer, and decided to go outside for her break.  When she walked outside she began to hear screaming, and people running frantically to get out of the way from someone driving a blue car on the side walk. “When it was happening I didn’t know what was really going on, it seemed so...

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