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Nevada Public Radio presents the latest editions of our popular features: Nevada Yesterdays and Desert Bloom. Refreshes most weekdays. Want the inside dope on Las Legas living? Subscribe to this feed. Refreshes weekly. 4-6 minutes.
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Howard Hughes, Part I
Dec 2 16
Half a century ago, Nevada’s world turned upside down. On November 27, 1966, a Union Pacific train stopped where the tracks cross Carey Avenue in North Las Vegas. A stretcher carried a man to an ambulance. But he didn’t go to the hospital. He went to the Desert Inn Hotel. Howard Hughes had moved to Las Vegas.He would stay four years. His role here would be significant. It also would be misunderstood and become mythical.