Oral History Record
Chapter, Richard "Dick" T.
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Las Vegas history, 1940s and 1950s. Original hotel-casinos. Changes in the form of hotel-casinos. Transport: roads. Climate and humidity. Crime rate and law enforcement. Recreational activities at Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Wash. Floods (1955) and snow. Expansion of school construction. Atomic testing: “circus blasts.” Expansion of McCarran airport. Reflections on operating a small business. Stewart Ranch.