Legalized Prostitution in Nevada
Guy Rocha talked about the history of legalized prostitution in Nevada, which dates back to the mid-1800s and the discovery of the Comstock… read more
Guy Rocha talked about the history of legalized prostitution in Nevada, which dates back to the mid-1800s and the discovery of the Comstock Lode. Nevada is the only state in the U.S. with legalized brothel prostitution. Madam Susan Austin of the Mustang Ranch, which became the state’s first licensed brothel in 1971, talked about day to day life for the people who work and frequent her brothel.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Carson City, Nevada, from July 8-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events and non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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