Box 7

 Container

Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Death of Bertha letters expressing sympathy, 1999 November

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2014-13_5_23
Scope and Contents Series 5 includes materials relating to the Nugget's performing elephants. Beginning in 1961, a deal was made to buy Bertha the elephant from a circus museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin for $8,000. Bertha arrived in Sparks the following year in 1962, just in time for the opening of the Nugget's Circus Room. Although the Circus Room featured many top performers including Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and Liberace, Bertha became a staple of entertainment at the Nugget and the de facto mascot...

Press release and supplemental materials regarding the transfer of Angel to zoo in Fort Worth, 1999 November-December

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 2
Identifier: 2014-13_5_24
Scope and Contents Series 5 includes materials relating to the Nugget's performing elephants. Beginning in 1961, a deal was made to buy Bertha the elephant from a circus museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin for $8,000. Bertha arrived in Sparks the following year in 1962, just in time for the opening of the Nugget's Circus Room. Although the Circus Room featured many top performers including Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and Liberace, Bertha became a staple of entertainment at the Nugget and the de facto mascot...

Community petition to send Angel to an elephant sanctuary (includes 263 signatures), 1999 December

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: 2014-13_5_25
Scope and Contents Series 5 includes materials relating to the Nugget's performing elephants. Beginning in 1961, a deal was made to buy Bertha the elephant from a circus museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin for $8,000. Bertha arrived in Sparks the following year in 1962, just in time for the opening of the Nugget's Circus Room. Although the Circus Room featured many top performers including Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and Liberace, Bertha became a staple of entertainment at the Nugget and the de facto mascot...

Correspondence and news regarding the health and status of Angel, 2010-2012

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 4
Identifier: 2014-13_5_26
Scope and Contents Series 5 includes materials relating to the Nugget's performing elephants. Beginning in 1961, a deal was made to buy Bertha the elephant from a circus museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin for $8,000. Bertha arrived in Sparks the following year in 1962, just in time for the opening of the Nugget's Circus Room. Although the Circus Room featured many top performers including Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, Dinah Shore, and Liberace, Bertha became a staple of entertainment at the Nugget and the de facto mascot...

John Ascuaga Distinguished Nevadan Award correspondence, program, and newspaper clipping, 1978 March-May

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 5
Identifier: 2014-13_6_5
Scope and Contents Series 6 includes a 1917 issue of The Billboard Magazine, a plaque and belt buckle dedicated to "Happy" Bill Howard for breaking the flagpole-sitting record, a chef's hat with Ascuaga's name embroidered on the front, various certificates recognizing Ascuaga and his family, license plates from the Ascuaga's Jeep Cherokee, and a small souvenir shovel commemorating the groundbreaking for the east hotel tower construction in 1995. Also present are several...

Certificates of appreciation to the Nugget and Ascuaga, 1990-1994

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Identifier: 2014-13_6_7
Scope and Contents Series 6 includes a 1917 issue of The Billboard Magazine, a plaque and belt buckle dedicated to "Happy" Bill Howard for breaking the flagpole-sitting record, a chef's hat with Ascuaga's name embroidered on the front, various certificates recognizing Ascuaga and his family, license plates from the Ascuaga's Jeep Cherokee, and a small souvenir shovel commemorating the groundbreaking for the east hotel tower construction in 1995. Also present are several...

License plates and registration from Ascuaga family Jeep Cherokee, 1999

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Identifier: 2014-13_6_12
Scope and Contents Series 6 includes a 1917 issue of The Billboard Magazine, a plaque and belt buckle dedicated to "Happy" Bill Howard for breaking the flagpole-sitting record, a chef's hat with Ascuaga's name embroidered on the front, various certificates recognizing Ascuaga and his family, license plates from the Ascuaga's Jeep Cherokee, and a small souvenir shovel commemorating the groundbreaking for the east hotel tower construction in 1995. Also present are several...

Congressional awards and certificates presented to John Ascuaga and family, 2009-2014

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Identifier: 2014-13_6_13
Scope and Contents Series 6 includes a 1917 issue of The Billboard Magazine, a plaque and belt buckle dedicated to "Happy" Bill Howard for breaking the flagpole-sitting record, a chef's hat with Ascuaga's name embroidered on the front, various certificates recognizing Ascuaga and his family, license plates from the Ascuaga's Jeep Cherokee, and a small souvenir shovel commemorating the groundbreaking for the east hotel tower construction in 1995. Also present are several...

Newspaper clippingss, 1963-1980

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 10
Identifier: 2014-13_06_15
Scope and Contents Series 6 includes a 1917 issue of The Billboard Magazine, a plaque and belt buckle dedicated to "Happy" Bill Howard for breaking the flagpole-sitting record, a chef's hat with Ascuaga's name embroidered on the front, various certificates recognizing Ascuaga and his family, license plates from the Ascuaga's Jeep Cherokee, and a small souvenir shovel commemorating the groundbreaking for the east hotel tower construction in 1995. Also present are several...

Jenda Smaha miscellaneous (contains photos), 1963-2008

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 11
Identifier: 2014-13_06_16
Scope and Contents Series 6 includes a 1917 issue of The Billboard Magazine, a plaque and belt buckle dedicated to "Happy" Bill Howard for breaking the flagpole-sitting record, a chef's hat with Ascuaga's name embroidered on the front, various certificates recognizing Ascuaga and his family, license plates from the Ascuaga's Jeep Cherokee, and a small souvenir shovel commemorating the groundbreaking for the east hotel tower construction in 1995. Also present are several...