The holidays roll around every year, and fortunately we have a set menu for some of the important dinners. This is helpful to those of us who generally fret about meal planning until the very last minute. Of course, on Thanksgiving, turkey's usually the star of the show, but we can't forget all the other dishes on the dinner table. Since Thanksgiving is the American Feast, we tend to believe that everything we eat is American. And certainly many of the foods we have at our annual feast are American.
Last time we talked about UNLV turning sixty and several campus institutions turning fifty. There's another fiftieth anniversary this year: Great Basin College, based in Elko. There are some interesting parallels to the history of UNLV, too. Las Vegans pressed the legislature to create UNLV and then had to raise money locally and hold classes at the local high school. More than a decade after Las Vegas did that, Elko residents did much the same thing.
UNLV is having a celebration. This year marks its sixtieth birthday, as well as the fiftieth anniversaries of the business and hotel colleges, the Special Collections department, and the Barrick Museum of Art.
You've heard it said before that Las Vegas is kind of a crossroads of the universe. Somehow, everything connects with the city never sleeps. Glen Campbell brings that to mind.Campbell died recently at age 81. He had been very open about his battle with Alzheimer's. He even did a farewell tour where he talked about it. Sometimes the disease made it hard for him to remember the words to songs. He dealt with it, and audiences loved him even more for his honesty.
From his debut at the Flamingo to his Labor Day telethons, Jerry Lewis went hand in hand with Las Vegas. Here's Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.Nevada Yesterdays is written by UNLV history professor, Michael Green, and is funded by the Nevada Humanities.
Labor Day means gardeners can survey their yards and take stock of what made it through the heat. Who won in the annual survivor contest in your yard this summer? Norm shares some of the champs from his yard.Support comes from
Over the past few weeks, many people have been telling me just how tired they are of the summer.No wonder.This summer's been pretty dreadful, especially for anyone who'd want to work in their garden, or do anything outside, for that matter. Unless somebody were prepared to be out, starting at five in the morning and finished by about seven, it was more or less impossible to keep on top of gardening.
Norm Schilling didn't like his crepe myrtle so he's not sad it was a casualty of the storm. That and more thoughts on the impact of our summer weather.Purple smoke tree - Cotinus coggygria "Royal Purple"
An army air field in Nevada was fully opened for business when World War II came along. Here's Senator Richard Bryan with Nevada Yesterdays.Nevada Yesterdays is written by UNLV history professor, Michael Green, and is funded by the Nevada Humanities.In 1942, the U.S. had just entered World War II, the Bryan family was relocating to Las Vegas from Washington, D.C., and Tonopah Army Air Field moved into full operation. Seventy-five years later, we think it's worth taking a look back at one of Nevada's most important military installations.