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  • “Did You Know?” Category

    Did you know…

    … that Florence Murphy became the first woman to hold a pilot’s license in the state of Nevada when she received her commercial pilot’s license in 1944?

    Part of WRIN’s “Did You Know?” series, celebrating the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada.

    Did you know…

    …that the city of Las Vegas passed an ordinance in 1958 banning women as casino dealers that was not repealed until 1970?

    Part of WRIN’s “Did You Know?” series, celebrating the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada.

    Did you know…

    … that the women of Las Vegas came together to create the Mesquite Club in 1911 as a social club committed to improving the young city and worked to pass suffrage?

    Part of WRIN’s “Did You Know?” series, celebrating the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada.

    Did you know …

    … that Helen J. Stewart was the first woman elected to public office in Clark County when voters elected her to the education board in 1916?

    Part of WRIN’s “Did You Know?” series, celebrating the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada.

    Did you know …

    … that Lorraine Hunt Bono, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Nevada and on the Clark County Commission, graduated from Las Vegas High School and became a famous performer and later opened the Bootlegger restaurant in Las Vegas with her parents?

    Part of WRIN’s “Did You Know?” series, celebrating the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada.

    Did you know …

    … that Sue Kim Bonifazio and her sisters were discovered in Korea and soon became celebrities in the United States and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and performed on the Las Vegas Strip?

    Part of WRIN’s “Did You Know?” series, celebrating the centennial of woman suffrage in Nevada.

  • Improving the Lives of Women through Research and Education

  • NEW Leadership Nevada 2017 Keynote Dinner

    Featuring Restaurateur and Philanthropist Jenna Morton
    Blasco Event Wing, UNLV Foundation
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway
    Thursday, June 8, 2017
    Reception at 5:00pm
    Dinner and Program at 6:00pm
    wrin@unlv.edu
    702-895-4931

  • Meet women who have played an integral role in shaping Nevada's history.

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

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