About ONE

The Online Nevada Encyclopedia is a project of Nevada Humanities, a publicly funded non-profit organization dedicated to engaging Nevadans in the intellectual, cultural, and civic life of the communities in which they live, and to preserving and making accessible Nevada’s rich and unique history and heritage.

Thanks to the generous financial support of project sponsors, ONE is available to anyone, anywhere with Internet access.

ONE is an authoritative source of information thanks to the editors, contributors, and project partners who have generously shared their archival collections and expertise.

Copyright 2007-2024 by Nevada Humanities. All rights reserved.

ONE Staff

Tess Maples, Program Assistant

Emeritus Staff
Drew Gerthoffer, Program Assistant
Scott Goodin, Program Assistant
Dr. Karen Wikander, Digital Project and Program Manager


Mary Calvez, Copyeditor
Deborah Fant, Copyeditor
Susan Aaron, Copyeditor

Editorial Advisors

Peter Brussard
Jeff Burbank
Barbara Cloud
Stephen Davis
Doris Dwyer
Jerome Edwards
Catherine Fowler
Cheryll Glotfelty
Peter Goin
Howard Goldbaum
Joanne Goodwin
Andrea Graham
Michael Green
Marcia Growdon
Mark Hall-Patton
Ronald James
John Marschall
James McCormick
Dennis Myers
Jane Pieplow
John Reid
Paul Starrs


The State of Nevada U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Education
National Endowment for the Humanities
Twelve Horses
The L.J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation
Clark J. Guild Jr. Charitable Foundation
Gannett Foundation
Citibank (Nevada) N.A.
Las Vegas Centennial Commission
AT&T Nevada
Sierra Pacific
Estipona Group

Project Partners

Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
Nevada Historical Society
UNLV Special Collections Library
Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Historic Preservation Office
Reynolds School of Journalism Center for Advanced Media Studies