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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, July 3, 1997 19 Gazette on the street... Since the heavyweight fight last weekend, what are your feelings about pro boxing in general? Newport Beach Pahrump Santa Rosa Pahrump Pahrump LARS LEMMINGE--Business CHARLES SIMMONS -- owner -- "I'm a real boxing fan. I Retired -- "I still think it is a nice think what happened was very sport as long as it stays clean. As disgraceful and think he did itout long as we can geep corruption of frustration, but he should be out of it. It's a good sport." punished." TOM REIER -- Wine salesman -- "I've followed boxing all my life. They need to get rid of Don King. I don't think it's the fault of the boxers. They are highly trained athletes. Management and regulation of boxing is where some government attention should be focused. Tyson is a creep." AMELIA WOOD -- Teacher aid -- "I think there should be tougher referees. There should be tougher rules." JERRY LUCAS -- Retired showbiz -- "It is the biggest joke in this country. If you don't have the fight promoter you never get anywhere." Compiled by Gazette staff photographers i 482-301 6 No to Abuse 751 -111 8 Tonopah 24 Hr. Crisis Line Pahrump qOULD JE 'RE A 1 rgloon,_.. .4m Nevada-then d now Women prospectors focus on new publication by Phillip 1. Earl Nevada Historical Society "g"l here is nothing new in the world but the history we don't know," President I Harry Truman once remarked. What is new now is a book on a subject I heretofore unex- plored, woman prospec- tors: "A Mine of Her Own: Woman Prospectors in the American West, 1850- 1950," by Sally Zanjani. Published by the Uni- versity of Nebraska Press, the book is cur- rently available from the Nevada Historical Soci- ety, 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno, Nev., 89503, at a cost of $32.50 plus $2.50 postageand handling for of many a writer, this one included. Covering the lives of some 13 women who experienced the hardships of life on the mining frontier and making brief men- tion of at least 100 oth- ers for whom there was insufficient material to flesh out a lighter ac- count, the author fo- cuses upon questions which were asked at the time and are of interest to readers today. Who were they? How did they come to take to the deserts and mountains with gold mail orders, pan, pick hammer and She will also be sign- burro? What was their ing her new book at the relationship with men Nevada Historical in the same line ofwork? Society's Ice Cream So- Marital status?Didthey cial and Craft Show Sat- prosper? urday, July 19 at the Reno Chronicling the Cali- museum. Alice "Happy Days" Diminy and her burros in the Nevada desert c.1910, fornia Gold Rush from The author has previ- 1848 and beyond, the ously published a biog- photo by Nevada Historical Society Klondike at the turn of raphy of her father, George Springmeyer, an interpretative work on desert the century and Nevada's Tonopah-Goldfield period, 1900-10, the author sets frontiersman Jack Longstreet and a social history of Goldfield. forth a new paradigm for the study of mining in the West and adds new elements In 1994 The Nevada Historical Society published a collection of her to the ongoing debate on the nature of women's contributions to history. stories and essays, entitled "Ghost Dance Winter and Other Tales of the All future work on this facet of our past will begin with this pioneering study. Frontier." Be sure your library includes a copy. In the present work on women, she again demonstrates a sharp eye for For further information, call the Nevada Historical Society in Reno at (702) detail and a keen ability to bring a character to life, which makes her the envy 688-1191. i iiii