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Heroes & Villains

Heroes and Villans
Illustration by Chris Morris
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An illustrated look at Nevada's saints and sinners

 

Nevada History has its fair share of heroes and villans. In our fourth edition of Illustrated History, we consider crucial Silver State figures who made headlines for good works or bad deeds - or both.

Sarah Winnemucca

The voice of the Paiutes - and the conscience of America

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Illustration by Celia Krampien

Sen. Pat McCarran

Nevada's very own xenophobic demagogue

Illustration by Matt Rota

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Al Bramlet

The legendary labor leader made Vegas a union town - but did he go too far?

Illustration by Celia Krampien

Craig Titus & Kelly Ryan

A pumped-up couple, a burning car and fevered narratives in a shocking 2005 death.

Illustration by Matt Rota

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Sarann Knight-Preddy

She broke boundaries for black women - and the rest of us.

Illustration by Celia Krampien

Stairway to Heaven

Or an express elevator to (gulp!) you know where... or perhaps a long wait in Purgatory.  Where will Nevada's heroes and villains spend eternity?

Illustration by Chris Morris