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341. Personal data for Estralita Williams Personal data for Estralita Williams Estralita C. Williams was born (1956) and raised in Las Vegas, a Clark High School graduate. Her parents had relocated from Arkansas before her birth. Estralita describes the neighborhoods and streets...

342. Personal data for Eugene Buford Personal data for Eugene Buford Eugene Buford came to Las Vegas as a child from Birmingham, Alabama. He held a variety of jobs, including washing dishes at the Last Frontier and delivering ice to casinos like the Flamingo and the Stardust,...

343. Personal data for Eugene Williams Personal data for Eugene Williams Buck Ram signed Eugene Williams to the Platters in 1970, and he performed with them for eighteen years. Eugene left the group to focus on his family. Later he returned to music through an ex-Platters group...

344. Personal data for Eva G. Simmons Personal data for Eva G. Simmons Growing up in Somerville, Texas, Eva Goins Simmons never imagined moving to Las Vegas, Nevada—but she moved here twice: Once briefly in 1957 to be with her sister and then again continuously in 1963...

345. Personal data for Eva Whaley Personal data for Eva Whaley Eva Whaley came to Las Vegas from Arkansas in the 1960s. She and her husband were restaurant owners before Eva worked at Nevada Power, and then for the telephone company. Collection items for Eva Whaley...

346. Personal data for Faye Duncan Daniel Personal data for Faye Duncan Daniel Beginning in clerical work at the Nevada Test Site, Daniel rose to become the Assistant Hotel Manager at Union Plaza Hotel and Casino. She established the Hotel Managers Association and the Professional...

347. Personal data for Faye Todd Personal data for Faye Todd Featured in Ebony Magazine in 1979, Faye Todd achieved executive status in the Las Vegas gaming industry, serving as Special Events Coordinator for Desert Inn Hotel and Casino and Entertainment Director/Corporate...

348. Personal data for Flora Jones Personal data for Flora Jones Flora Jones was born in 1953 in Delta City, Mississippi. The family moved to Hollandale, Mississippi, in 1968, and Flora finished high school there in 1971. She helped work the cotton fields and pick tomatoes...

349. Personal data for Gene Collins Personal data for Gene Collins Gene Collins grew up in Lake Providence, Louisiana, and moved to Las Vegas in 1966. While attending college, he worked at the Nevada Test Site and trained to be an electrician. He worked with John Patawski...

350. Personal data for George Simmons Personal data for George Simmons George Simmons designed homes for Sproul Homes in the 1960s, then was hired by the engineering firm Holmes and Narver. He worked for Holmes and Narver on a Department of Defense contract at the Nevada...

351. Personal data for Gertrude Toston Personal data for Gertrude Toston Gertrude Toston was born in Galveston, Texas, and grew up in Austin, Texas. Her parents moved to Seattle, Washington, to provide more opportunities for their children but ended up separating. Trudy's mother...

352. Personal data for Greg McCurdy Personal data for Greg McCurdy Greg McCurdy is a native Las Vegan who was raised in West Las Vegas with his five siblings. Though he was young at the time, he recalls the turmoil of the late 1960s in Las Vegas and reflects on the local...

353. Personal data for Hattie Canty Personal data for Hattie Canty Hattie Canty worked as a hotel maid and was elected president of the Culinary Union during the 1990s. Collection items for Hattie Canty include: interview transcript; audio clip.

354. Personal data for Hazel Gay Personal data for Hazel Gay Hazel and her husband Jimmy Gay moved to Las Vegas in 1946, becoming leaders in the African American community during the civil rights era. Collection items for Hazel Gay include: interview transcript;...

355. Personal data for Hazel Geran Personal data for Hazel Geran Hazel Geran was an employee of the Equal Opportunity Board in 1972, and was still working there at time of this interview. Her first job in Las Vegas in 1948 was as a keno writer at Cotton Club on the...

356. Personal data for Helen Anderson Personal data for Helen Anderson Helen Anderson arrived in Las Vegas from Arkansas in 1962, and eventually became the owner of the popular eating establishment, Hamburger Heaven. Collection items for Anderson include an interview transcript,...

357. Personal data for Hermina Washington Personal data for Hermina Washington Hermina Washington was born, raised and still resides, in West Las Vegas, better known as the Westside. Collection items for Hermina Washington include: transcript and audio clip.

358. Personal data for Ida Bowser Personal data for Ida Bowser Ms. Ida Bowser was born in Tallulah, Louisiana, and in 1955 at the age of ten, she was brought to Las Vegas to join her mother and other family members. The family originally lived on Washington and H...

359. Personal data for Isadore Washington Personal data for Isadore Washington Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Isadore Washington came to Las Vegas with his family in 1942 at the age of eight. He recalls playing with Wayne Newton when they were children and life on the Westside. Washington...

360. Personal data for J. David Hoggard, Sr. Personal data for J. David Hoggard, Sr. J. David Hoggard, Sr. moved to Las Vegas in 1945. He had a career in the military and with the police department. He was active and influential with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...
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