Harolds Club or Bust! The Story of ''Pappy'' Smith, Nevada Gaming Pioneer ~ Casino Industry Reno Gambling History ~ by John Wesley Noble


Title: Harolds Club or Bust! The Story of ''Pappy'' Smith, Nevada Gaming Pioneer

Author: John Wesley Noble

Description: Inscribed by Harold Smith Sr.'s daughter Diane, Pappy Smith's daughter Twyila, and by the wife of Reno journalist Rollan Melton (Marilyn) to whom the book is dedicated. Softcover. Very faint wear. Minor pen notations on one page, else clean. 33 pages of photographs. 568 pages. 9 x 6 inches.

The story of Raymond ''Pappy'' Smith (1887-1967), the Nevada gambling pioneer and innovator who came out west after the stock market crash in 1929. In 1936, he and his son Harold moved from California to Reno and established Harolds Club, which was to become the largest in the state.

Binding: Softcover
Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Nevada Historical Society
Place: Reno
Year: 2003

ISBN: 0972877304

Keywords: gambling, casinos, history, Nevada, Reno, Raymond I. Smith, Pappy Smith, gaming industry,

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