Candice Bush interviews Lucy Alires, born in Pecos, New Mexico in 1941, about her experiences as a Spanish American who lived in Henderson after moving there with her husband. Alires describes the growth of the city, including Carver Park, and discusses some of the discrimination faced by Latin and African American citizens that she witnessed. She also mentions some of the changes in the Las Vegas Strip over time, including the presence of Latin Americans in the hospitality workforce.
Contributor: Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas
Lucy Alires oral history interview, 1978 March 06. OH-00020. [Transcript]. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d1j38pm3p
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