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Wengert Family
Coll #: MS-00192
Date: 1907-1967
Extent: 1.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 2:8:6
The Wengert Family Papers (1907-1967) consists of clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and scrapbooks detailing the lives of Las Vegas, Nevada pioneers Cyril S. Wengert and Lottie Ward Wengert. Much of the material documents Lottie Ward�s life in Iowa before her 1921 marriage to Wengert and ultimate move to Las Vegas. The collection also houses three scrapbooks of family photographs from the 1920s.
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Wheeler, Maria Burston
Coll #: Mss42
Date: 1840 -1933
Extent: 2 folders (containing 127 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of a typescript account of her experiences from her childhood in England, crossing the Atlantic to the United States, and her trek to the West. Significant because of its vivid description of her time at the Mormon Fort in ca. 1854 including the crops planted, relations with the local Paiute Indians, construction of the buildings etc. Her husband was one of the original Mormon settlers called to develop the settlement at Las Vegas.

White Cross Drugstore
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1950
Extent: 1 DBL OVERSIZE box
Location: Roller Shelf 1:4:8
Collection is comprised of an oversize scrapbook documenting the history and mission of the White Cross Drugstore . The White Cross Drug Store was founded in 1918 by Las Vegas pioneer W.E. Ferron; its slogan was "the place to go for the brands you know." The album contains photographs, employee training materials, news clippings, advertisements, displays and some historical narrative and press release material on the history and mission of the store. There is contemporary advertising ephemera/brochures on cosmetic products and perfumes from the early 1960s.

Wilson, James B.
Coll #: T1
Date: 1875-1940
Extent: 3 doc boxes
Location: 1:9:6
Related Materials: 0011
Collection contains the business records-supply invoices for the Sand Stone Ranch - Nevada; Lincoln County - Nevada; Pioche - Nevada; Goodsprings - Nevada; and general family correspondence and the Wilson Family photograph album PARTIAL INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Woodruff Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00455
Date: 1922-1986
Extent: 9.25 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Location: 9:12:2 - 9:12:5
The Robert Woodruff Papers are comprised of materials that document Woodruff's career in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada from 1922 to the 1986. The collection provides insight into Las Vegas' early development as a tourist destination as well as visual documentation of Las Vegas and Henderson from the 1930s to the 1970s. The collection contains publications, photographs, personal correspondence, news clippings, and a number of rare Las Vegas tourist publications dating from the 1930s and 1940s.
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Yount Papers
Coll #: Mss8
Date: 1848 -1976
Extent: 1 folder (containing 6 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of a letter written by Leonard Fayle to John L. Yount, 1976 October 2, and a manuscript [written by Elizabeth Perkins Frederickson?] describing the beginnings of the Manse Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada. Manuscript also gives biographical information about Joseph Yount, Harsha White, Jack Frederickson, and others.

Yount, John L.
Coll #: Mss9
Date: 1873 -1976
Extent: 1 folder (containing 6 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Recollections of John L. Yount, describing the Yount family at Ash Meadows, Pahrump, and Manse Ranch. Contains biographical sketches of Joseph Yount, Harsha White, and others. Includes photocopy of a letter written by Leonard Fayle to John L. Yount, 1976 October 2.

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