Raymond I. Smith Biography
Scope and Contents
They Raymond I. Smith Biography contains an anecdotal biography by an unknown author of Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith. It describes Smith's personality, Reno and the gambling industry in the 1930s-1960s, Harold's Club clientele, and Smith's personal life.
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Biographical / Historical
Raymond Ingraham "Pappy" Smith was born on April 30, 1887 to Laura B. (Ingraham) and Edson J. Smith in Addison, Vermont. Smith and his son, Harold, came to Reno, Nevada in 1935 where gambiling was legal. They opened Harolds Club, which operated until 1970 under the Smith family and until 1995 under other owners.
Smith died in Reno on May 24, 1967.
0.21 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith (1887-1967) owned the Harold's Club in Reno, Nevada. The collection contains an anecdotal biography by an unknown author that describes Smith's personality, Reno, and the gambling industry in the 1930s-1960s, Harold's Club clientele, and Smith's personal life.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from an unknown source in 1999.
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