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Oral History Record

Christie, Gordon
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Date: 06/30/1975
Project: Local Oral History Project-Roske
Content: Las Vegas history, 1959-1975. Narrator moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in 1959too many people in southern California. Narrator was a carpenter, specializing in the crafting of high end furniture. Worked on the construction of the several high rise casinos including the original MGM hotel, Desert Inn, Frontier, and the Landmark. In the 1950s Las Vegas became a ghost town during the week, once Californians returned to their state. Meeting with Governor OCallaghan. Reflections on atomic testing. Influence of Howard Hughes. Standard of living in Las Vegas. Northern Nevada. Narrators salary in 1959 compared with 1975. Leisure activities: fishing in the Colorado River; hunting in northern Nevada, for example the area around the town of Midas. El Rancho fire.[Interview summary on file]
Transcript: no
Tapes: 1