"Safe in the living room of her Las Vegas, Nevada, home, Mrs. Jacqueline Buck and her son watch the mushrooming cloud from an atomic test blast some 75 miles away," April 21, 1953

28 Photos to Redefine Your Concepts of History A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953 -

The Bank Club, Reno, Nevada  http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738581859/Early-Reno

On this Day in History, March In an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times of the Great Depression, the Nevada state legislature voted to legalize gambling. In Reno, work began to enlarge the citys biggest casino, the Bank Club.

Piper's Opera House ~ Virginia City, NV

Piper's Opera House in the Virginia City NV

Loading hay on the Dangberg ranch, Carson Valley, Nevada, March 1940.

Loading hay on the Dangberg ranch, Carson Valley, Nevada, March

After an A-bomb test Nevada, 1955

Not originally published in LIFE: After a nuclear weapon test, Nevada, (Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Genoa, Nevada in March 1940.

Genoa, Nevada (March Jim and I were married in a old stone church in Genoa, Nevada, the oldest town in Nevada.

Eldorado Canyon, Nevada - Lawlessness on the Colorado River

For a few years, miners were able to keep their gold find in Eldorado Canyon a secret. That changed in 1858 when the first steamboats began to make their way up the Colorado River.

Diamond Springs Pony Express Station, Nevada. Courtesy of Nevada Historical Society Reno, NV

Courtesy of Nevada Historical Society Reno, NV

Mapes Hotel- Reno Nevada

Historic Reno Hotel was imploded Mapes Hotel- Reno Nevada watched the implosian from the cal-neva parking stadium and bought 1 of the bricks for preserving the memory

Vintage Postcard of The Mint Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Vintage Postcard of The Mint Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada


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