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  • Douglass, Jack (as told to William A. Douglass)
    TAP DANCING ON ICE: the Life and Times of a Nevada Gaming Pioneer

    Edition: First printing.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Oral History Program, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the early days of Nevada gaming - the home-grown variety which sprung up in the small mining towns after gambling was legalized in 1931. Douglass, who recounted his story to his son, a professor involved in Reno's oral history program, began his career in Tonopah in the 1930's and eventually wound up as owner of the Cal-Neva, so his story spans the development from the simple slot machines (his primary business was the Nevada Novelty Company) to the growth of the large casinos. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 10 black and white photographs, notes, index. xvi, 255 pp. ISBN: 1-564753735.

    Condition: SIGNED by both authors on the half title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32813
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  • THE FIDDLEBACK: Lore of the Linecamp. by Ulph, Owen
    Ulph, Owen
    THE FIDDLEBACK: Lore of the Linecamp.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Salt Lake City: Dream Garden Press, 1981. First edition - Stories of a working cattle ranch.. "The Fiddleback is a cow outfit in central Nevada. It is a brand that does not blotch under the iron and it is one that defies attempts to work it over. Much the same can be said of its owner, Emma Rogers, and the hands who work for her." Illustrated. Glossary (a 'working vocabulary.') 234 pp. ISBN: 0-9604402-59.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 41852
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