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Oral History RecordCahlan, John Francis
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Date: 02/18/1975; 07/02/1975; 03/30/1977; 04/10/1978; 02/27/1980
Project: Local Oral History Project-Roske
Content: (1977 interview is transcribed) Journalism in Nevada and Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal, 1940 's, rapid expansion of the 1960 's, Las Vegas history, Organized Crime and Criminals in Las Vegas, Bugsy Siegel; Howard Hughes, United States Department of Air Force, Nellis Air Force Base, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Atomic testing, Prohibition, Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam), Carol Lombard plane crash; Early Las Vegas Entertainment, 1905 - 1930 's Entertainment, Meadows Night Club, "the Strip", Players Club, Bonanza, El Rancho Las Vegas, Last Frontier, Flamingo, Desert Inn, Thunderbird, Apache Hotel, War Memorial Building; Las Vegas Valley Water District, Aviation History, Airlines; Prostitution and Block 16, How Las Vegas was founded, Railroads, Basic Magnesium Plants, Depression and Recession, Oil in Nevada, Chamber of Commerce.