NHS This was Nevada Series Articles
NHS This was Nevada Series
This was Nevada series was created by NHS staff beginning in 1975. The series was very popular and was carried in several local newspapers in the state. The subject matter related to Nevada subjects ranging from people, places and things. Early authors to the series began with NHS Director, John Townley, History Curator Phil Earl, Manuscripts Curator Guy Rocha and an occasional guest writer or two wrote the articles. By late 1981, Phil Earl took over the series completely until his retirement in 1999.
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Clara Dunham Crowell – Nevada’s First Woman Sheriff
Although the involvement of women in law enforcement is becoming increasingly common today, this was not the case a half-century ago when Clara Dunham Crowell became Sheriff of Lander County, the first woman in the state to hold such a position. The daughter of a pioneer Austin family, she was educated in the local schools and worked as a waitress before marrying George D. Crowell, a rancher who later ran a stage-line before being elected Sheriff.
First Woman Elected in Nevada: The Election of 1916
Frances A. Williamson: Pioneering Nevada Suffragist
Dan DeQuille – The Stones of Paharanagat
James P. Beckwourth: Black Pioneer
Christmas in Candelaria
In the mining camp of Candelaria, now erased from the face of the earth by a modern mining operation, the Christmas holidays were eagerly anticipated in 1880. The town was a mere four years of age at that time but was prosperous and booming with some 250 men employed in the mines.
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Things – coming soon