In the Midst of Cowboys Crooners and Gangsters Recollections of the Las Vegas Glamour Era

When Elaine Cali McNamara came to Las Vegas as a teenager, she had no idea what a blessing Las Vegas would be for her.

Author: Elaine Cali McNamara

Publisher: Total Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1937829472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Neon lights, high-rollers, and celebrities behaving badly are some of the images people envision when they think of Las Vegas. But before Vegas became known as "Sin City," it was a small town in the desert where everyone knew each other. It was a place not unlike many communities across the country with its homes, churches, schools, and community events. In the Midst of Cowboys, Crooners, and Gangsters is the first person account of a woman who did not realize she was a part of the history of this once charming town. When Elaine Cali McNamara came to Las Vegas as a teenager, she had no idea what a blessing Las Vegas would be for her. Her life in the "Golden Age" began when she was chosen as queen of a float in the Helldorado parade, which at the time was the most highly attended annual community event in Las Vegas. After this honor, she quickly established herself as one of the city's leading models. Elaine's career spanned over twenty years and included modeling in designer shows and conventions, appearances in print advertising and teaching in a modeling school. Elaine McNamara's story is not a tell-all about the gangsters and Hollywood Stars who have dominated the legends of Las Vegas, nor is it a commentary about the "good old days." Instead, Elaine shares memories and stories of a side of Las Vegas that most visitors never see and what a fabulous city Las Vegas was to grow-up in. InTheMidstOfCowboysCroonersAndGangsters.com
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In the Midst of Cowboys Crooners and Gangsters

" Instead, Elaine shares memories and stories of a side of Las Vegas that most visitors never see and what a fabulous city Las Vegas was to grow-up in.

Author: Elaine Cali McNamara

Publisher: Lifestories

ISBN: 1935043307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Neon lights, high-rollers, and celebrities behaving badly are some of the images people see when they think of Las Vegas. But before Vegas became known as "Sin City," it was a small town in the desert where everyone knew each other. It was a place not unlike many communities across the country with its homes, churches, schools, and community events.Elaine McNamara's story is not a tell-all about the gangsters and Hollywood stars who have dominated the legends of Las Vegas, nor is it a commentary about the "good old days." Instead, Elaine shares memories and stories of a side of Las Vegas that most visitors never see and what a fabulous city Las Vegas was to grow-up in.
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In the Midst of Cowboys, Crooners, and Gangsters: Recollections of the Las
Vegas Glamour Era. Las Vegas: Stephens Press, 2011. Moehring, Eugene P.
Resort City in the Sunbelt: Las Vegas, 1930–2000. Reno: University of Nevada
Press, ...

Author: Michael S. Green

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874179743

Category: History

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Nevada: A History of the Silver State has been named a CHOICE Outstanding Title. Michael S. Green, a leading Nevada historian, provides a detailed survey of the Silver State’s past, from the arrival of the early European explorers, to the predominance of mining in the 1800s, to the rise of world-class tourism in the twentieth century, and to more recent attempts to diversify the economy. Of the numerous themes central to Green’s analysis of Nevada’s history, luck plays a significant role in the state’s growth. The miners and gamblers who first visited the state all bet on luck. Today, the biggest contributor to Nevada’s tourist economy, gaming, still relies on that same belief in luck. Nevada’s financial system has generally been based on a “one industry” economy, first mining and, more recently, gaming. Green delves deeply into the limitations of this structure, while also exploring the theme of exploitation of the land and the overuse of the state’s natural resources. Green covers many more aspects of the Silver State’s narrative, including the dominance of one region of the state over another, political forces and corruption, and the citizens’ often tumultuous relationship with the federal government. The book will appeal to scholars, students, and other readers interested in Nevada history.
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Hello Baby

Carlos Murphy, a grey cockatiel, brought the McNamara family joy for 29 years.

Author: Elaine Cali McNamara

Publisher: Total Publishing and Media

ISBN: 1633021432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Carlos Murphy, a grey cockatiel, brought the McNamara family joy for 29 years. The antics of this funny bird will make you and your children smile as we learn from Carlos Murphy to: Live life fully, Have a sunny attitude, Exercise and play outdoors, Dream your dreams, Greet everyone with a smile and a "Hello".
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himself , a tribute which In the midst of the ... They waited while seven to free
Gangster Frank Nash , and in which primaries are a cowboy crooner and a boot ...

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In the midst of the discussion came pregnant words from cargo - advocate Grover
Loening . ... Showman and Scholar in Idaho The two Idaho Democrats fighting for
the Senatorial nomination in next week ' s primaries are a cowboy crooner and a
scholarly country doctor . ... the gunfight in which " Pretty Boy " Floyd and his
gang tried to free Gangster Frank Nash , and in which four officers were killed .

Author: Briton Hadden

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007110872

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