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Wright, Johnie B.


Johnie Beatrice Sparkman Wright was born on June 8, 1939 in McNary, Arizona. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1941. Johnie is a retired nurse's aide who received her training at Rose De Lima Hospital in 1968. As a native Las Vegan she recalls stories of her youth: Brownies, dancing at Silver Slipper and not being allowed on Jackson Street. She remembers moving to Berkley Square in 1959 and what it was like to live there.