Las Vegas Bibliography

Las Vegas History


Human History


Barney, Gwen Marler. Anson Call – and the Rocky Mountain Prophecy. Salt Lake City: Paragon Press, 2002.

Bartlett, Richard A, and William H Goetzmann. Exploring the American West 1802-1879. Washington, DC: National Park Service Publications, Handbook 16, 1982.

Bouton, Kenneth A. and E. Lyn Bouton. Nevada Trivia. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1999.

Bureau of Reclamation. Reclamation, Managing Water in the West – Hoover Dam. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Interior, 2006.

Carter, William. Ghost Towns of the West. Menlo Park, CA: Lane Publishing Co., 1978.

Chung, Su Kim. Las Vegas – then and now. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2007.

Daughters Utah Pioneers. The Las Vegas Fort. Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1994.

Delaney, Robert W. The Southern Ute People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1974.

Cornett, James W. Indian Uses of Desert Plants. Palm Springs: Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1995.

Doane, Nancy Locke. Indian Doctor –nature’s method of curing and preventing disease according to the Indians. Charlotte, NC: Nancy L. Doane, 1985.

Dobyns, Henry F. and Robert Euler. The Navajo People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1972.

Dobyns, Henry F. and Robert Euler. The Walapai People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1976.

Euler, Robert and Henry Dobyns. The Hopi People. Phoenix: Indian Tribal Series, 1971.

Ettinger, L.J. The Best of Northwest Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Reno: L.J. Ettinger, 2005.

Harrington, Marie. On the Trail of Forgotten People. Reno: Great Basin Press, 1985.

Harrington, M.R. Ancient Tribes of the Boulder Dam Country. Los Angeles: Southwest Museum, Leaflet No. 9.

Hess, Alan. Viva Las Vegas – After Hours Architecture. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993.

Hopkins, A. D. and Kenneth J. Evans. The First 100 – Portraits of the Men and Women who shaped Las Vegas. Las Vegas: Huntington Press, 1999.

Hopkins, Sarah Winnemucca. Life Among the Paiutes. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1994.

Hulse, James W. The Silver State – Nevada’s Heritage Reinterpreted. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1998.

Iliff, Flora Greg. People of the Blue Green Water. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1985.

Land, Barbara and Myrick Land. A Short History of Las Vegas. Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1999.

Lewis, William J. Interpreting for Park Visitors. Eastern National. 2005.

Lyman, Edward Leo. The Overland Journey from Utah to California. Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2004.

Martineau, LaVan. The Rocks Begin to Speak – Understanding Indian Rock Writing. Las Vegas: KC Publications, 2003.

McCracken, Robert D. Las Vegas: The Great American Playground. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1997.

McDonald, Douglas. Nevada Lost Mines and Buried Treasurers. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1981.

Moehring, Eugene P. Resort City in the Sunbelt: Las Vegas, 1930-2000. Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2000.

Moehring, Eugene P. and Michael S. Green. Las Vegas: A Centennial History. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.

Moreno, Richard. The Nevada Trivia Book. California: Gem Guide Books Company, 1998.

Moring, John. Men With Sand – Great Explorers of the North American West. Helena, MT: TwoDot/Falcon Publishing, 1998.

National Park Handbook; 116. Exploring the American West, 1803-1879. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1982.

Nichols, Chris. The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2007.

Paher, Stanley W. Colorado River Ghost Towns. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1976.

________. Las Vegas: As it began – As it grew. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1971.

________. Nevada – Ghost Towns and Mining Camps. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 2006.

Paher, Stanley W. (Editor). Nevada Towns & Tales. Vol. II – South. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications. 1982

________ . Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps. Vol. 2 – Southern Nevada – Death Valley. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications. 1993.

Patera, Alan H.. Goodsprings Nevada. Lake Grove, OR: Western Places, 1999.

________. Rhyolite – The Boom Years. Lake Grove, OR: Western Places, 1994.

Pine II, B. Joseph and James H. Gilmore. The Experience Economy. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. 1999.

Stegner, Wallace. Mormon Country. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.

Stuart, David E. Anasazi America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001.

Thomas, Dan (Editor). Mormons – History, Culture, Beliefs. Salt Lake City: White Horse Books, 2005.

Vanderburg, William O. Mines of Clark County. Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1989.

Whitely, Joan Burkhart. Young Las Vegas, 1905-1931 – Before the Future Found Us. Las Vegas: Stephens Press, 2005.

Wilkerson III, W.R. The Man Who Invented Las Vegas. Beverly Hills: Ciro’s Books, 2000.

Woods, Fred E. A Gamble in the Desert – the Mormon mission in Las Vegas 1855-1857. Salt Lake City: Mormon Historical Sites Foundation, 2005.

Wright, Frank. Desert Airways – A Short History of Clark County Aviation, 1920-1948. Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum Paper #1, 1993.

___________. Nevada Yesterdays. Las Vegas: Stephens Press, 2005.


Natural History

Bugden, Miriam. Geologic Resources of Washington County, Utah. Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Public Information Series 20, 1993.

Chan, Marjorie A. and William T. Parry. Rainbow of Rocks. Salt Lake City: University of Utah, Utah Geological Survey Public Information Series 77.

Chronic, Halka and Lucy Chronic. Pages of Stone. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2004.

Clinesmith, Larry L. and Elsie L. Sellars. Red Rock Canyon Plants. Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association, 2001.

Jones, Florence Lee. Water – A History of Las Vegas. Vol. I. Las Vegas: Las Vegas Valley Water District, 1975.

_________. Water – A History of Las Vegas. Vol. II. Las Vegas: Las Vegas Valley Water District, 1975.

Lanner, Ronald M. The Pinon Pine, a Natural and Cultural History. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1981.

Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert – the American West and its Disappearing Water. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

Slaughter, Mark C, Gregory R. Seymour and Laureen M. Perry (Editors). Beginnings: Proceedings of the 2005 Three Corners Conference. Nevada: The Three Corners Conference, 2006.

Stokes, Wm. Lee. Scenes of the Plateau Lands, and How They Came to Be. Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 2000.

Tingley, Joseph V, et al. Geologic Tours in the Las Vegas Area. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2001.