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Oral History RecordCaldwell, Richard F. Sr.
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Project: Local Oral History Project-Roske
Content: General history of Las Vegas between 1931 and 1980, particularly in relation to the city’s development. Comparisons between pre- and post-casino Las Vegas. Migration from the South (Louisiana). Labor at and construction of Boulder (Hoover) Dam [interviewee worked on the dam project]. Atomic test site [interviewee worked at the test site between 1952 and 1978]. Women’s contribution to the test site and Boulder Dam. Las Vegas Casinos. Opinion on prostitution in Las Vegas. Hunting in Las Vegas. Wild horses and other wildlife in southern Nevada. Mining. Westside. Black entertainers.