|Mar 7, 2014 | Test Ban|
Strange as it may seem now, there was a time when detonating a nuclear bomb was healthy for Nevada's image.
|Feb 21, 2014 | Green Felt Jungle|
The pen is mightier than the roulette table? Some books over the years have tested that notion. Fifty years ago, a book about Las Vegas became a best-seller. But not everyone was happy with what the book had to say about the influence of organized crime on Las Vegas casinos.
|Jan 16, 2014 | Martin Luther King, Jr.|
Fifty years have gone by since Martin Luther King, Jr. made his way to Las Vegas, in a visit that had an impact. Local leaders had won the right to patronize once segregated casinos, but they hoped King would reinvigorate the local movement.
|Jan 3, 2014 | Treaty of Ruby Valley|
A treaty that was signed in the territory of Nevada 150 years ago is still raising questions. The Western Shoshone tribe has been offered tens of millions of dollars by the US government, but they say no thanks. In 1974, sisters Mary and Carrie Dann of Beowawe, became symbols of the tribes resistance.
|Dec 5, 2013 | Lon Simmons|
We take a look at how a legendary sports-broadcaster forged a path from Las Vegas to Candlestick Park. Switching from pitcher to broadcaster turned out to be a home run decision for Lon Simmons. Here's Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.
|Nov 20, 2013 | JFK and Las Vegas Connections|
Elements of John F. Kennedy's ties to Las Vegas have been mixed in with the
puzzle-pieces surrounding his death. Las Vegas and Nevada were part of the orbit of the Kennedys, their allies, and their enemies. Senator Richard Bryan connects the dots on Nevada Yesterdays.
|Sep 20, 2013 | Constitution|
How about the great State of Washoe or Esmeralda? When residents of this territory considered statehood 150 years ago, it took more than one attempt to get them to agree on a name and on how much to tax the lucrative gold and silver mines.
|Sep 1, 2013 | Sawyer v. Sinatra|
It was around Labor Day 50 years ago, that Nevada's little black book caused some friction for Frank Sinatra. A mobster who was in the black book was seen in the Cal-Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe and Sinatra was part owner...
|Aug 2, 2013 | Dorothy Gallagher|
Dorothy Gallagher never gave up on access to higher education for people living in rural areas.
|Jul 12, 2013 | A Big Fight|
Some boxing matches in Las Vegas have carried more weight than just a heavyweight title.
|Jun 14, 2013 | Tarkanian, Part II|
UNLV's Runnin' Rebels were coached by a man who was thought to be something of a rebel himself.
|Jun 7, 2013 | Tarkanian, Part I|
To make it into the Basketball hall of fame, Jerry Tarkanian must have done something right.
|May 23, 2013 | The 17th Part II|
There was a time in Nevada when your ballot would not have included contenders for the U.S. Senate.
|May 17, 2013 | The 17th|
The means for putting U.S. Senators in office used to come with plenty of controversy.
|May 3, 2013 | Frank Wright|
Nevada has a colorful past. And getting the facts straight about events that helped shape the Silver state was important to Frank Wright.
|Mar 29, 2013 | Mark Twain|
When two brothers set out for Nevada about 150 years ago, little did they know that one of them would become a literary legend. Senator Richard Bryan has the story...
|Mar 8, 2013 | The Dickersons|
You'll have to go back a century to look at the career of one Nevadan who helped shape the state.
|Feb 22, 2013 | William R. Wilkerson, part 2|
You might not normally hear 'Nevada' and 'Communism' mentioned in the same sentence. But there was a time when it wouldn't have been unusual.
|Feb 1, 2013 | William R. Wilkerson, part 1|
The ties between Hollywood and Las Vegas go back to an interesting time in America.
|Jan 11, 2013 | Houssels|
From horse racing to 'the Showboat' -- one Las Vegan has plenty of stories to tell.