Las Vegas Sun

September 2, 2014

Voices of Vegas

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Binion, a casino owner, talks about how atomic bomb testing helped Las Vegas.

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Boyd, a casino owner, talks about Nellis Air Force Base being a viable training facility.

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O’Callaghan, former governor, talks about the eccentric Howard Hughes.

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Greenspun, Las Vegas Sun founder, discusses the changes he witnessed in Vegas.


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Denton, an attorney, describes the conditions that Nevada miners had.

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Sawyer, former governor, talks about the Northern and Southern Nevada divide.

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Von Tobel Jr., Vegas businessman, talks about the financial needs Las Vegas had.

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West, a doctor, talks about the treatment of black entertainers on the Strip.


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  • Lucille Bryant, a culinary worker, talks about Las Vegas' dust and weather.
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  • Artemus Ham, a lawyer, talks about the lives of Hoover Dam workers.
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  • Alberta Powell, longtime resident, talks about the Las Vegas community.
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  • Heather Victorson, showgirl, talks about being an early Vegas showgirl.
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