Building the Dam Story

At the end, if there is success, one wonders how. Through this wonder one discovers the story. This blog is dedicated to that discovery.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

E Clampus Vitus- Railroad Pass

Historically, the Railroad Pass Casino deserves to be celebrated. Not for the fact it is the oldest remaining casino in Nevada, established September 1931, but because of why it was established in the first place. As an outlet of recreation and entertainment for those working on the dam.

It seems all work and no play makes the animal, human or otherwise, dull.
And there was nothing dull in 1931 as the dam was beginning to be the entity it would become. Men desired a place to meet women, um, duh. They also wanted a place where their play was not regulated, where a sense of freedom could be found. Not freedom itself, for that would be considered scandalous. No, the sense of freedom, up there near the top of the desolate canyon of the desert the men enjoyed the feeling of being nearly free.