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Garside, Sherwin (Scoop)
Journalist and photographer Sherwin "Scoop" Garside was born in Tonopah, Nevada in 1915. He was the son of Frank Garside owner of many newspapers, including the Las Vegas Review which became the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 1929. Sherwin Garside moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when his father purchased the Las Vegas Review in 1926. Garside graduated from Las Vegas High School where he earned the nickname "Scoop" writing for the school newspaper, The Desert Breeze. Garside graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and is best known for writing a weekly humorous, political commentary column "Caught on the Run" for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The family sold majority interest in the Review-Journal in 1949 and Garside opened Bonanza Printers with his brother-in-law Raymond Germain the same year. Garside continued writing and taking photographs for Las Vegas newspapers and went on to preside over the Nevada State Press Association. Garside also researched and marked the Old Spanish Trail in southern Nevada, a historic trade route that stretched from northern New Mexico to Los Angeles, California. Garside died in Las Vegas at the age of 70 on May 21, 1986.