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Cooke Family Papers

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Identifier: 2013-20
Abstract Thomas Arthur "Tom" Cooke was a prominent and well-respected lawyer in Reno. He married Martha Patricia "Patty" Herz, while in college at the University of Nevada in the early 1940s. The Cooke family was involved in a variety of environmental, recreational, and historic preservation projects and initiatives that sought to improve northern Nevada. Materials cover some aspects of the lives and careers of members of the Cooke and Herz families. Topics include Democratic politics in Nevada,...
Dates: 1855-2009; Majority of material found within 1940-2000

The life of Honorable Lem Allen, as told by himself

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Identifier: NC308
Abstract

Reminiscences describe Allen's early life before moving to Nevada; the death of his young children; haying and ranching in Churchill County, Nevada; election to public office beginning in 1867 with Justice of the Peace in Fallon; the Nevada legislature and politics; experiences with Nevada Indians, his journey to Nevada, and events in Virginia City, Nevada.

Dates: circa 1910