Las Vegas Stories: The Six Week Cure -- Divorce Ranches in Southern Nevada

Lecture 
Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

1/4/2018 • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Clark County location Clark County Library

Room: Jewel Box Theater

In a bold move to counter the effects of the Great Depression, in 1931 Nevada legalized gambling and reduced the residency requirement to obtain a divorce to six weeks. From then on, divorce-seekers from all over the United States, mostly women, thronged to Nevada to obtain a divorce.  The first modern divorce ranch in Las Vegas opened in 1939.  Learn the fascinating history of Las Vegas Valley divorce ranches in this talk by Courtney Mooney.

This monthly series examines the history of Las Vegas, the people, places and things that make Vegas our home.

For more information on this free program, call 702.507.3459.