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Follow tracks for clues to Nevada’s railroad history

Thousands of miles of track once connected Nevada towns with the transcontinental railroads. From territorial days to modern times, at least 70 railroads operated in the state, both standard and narrow gauge. Built to move ore from mines to mills, the lines also carried freight and passengers.

Bookmark: Signings and events

Here is a listing of events designed for book lovers. Information is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Additions or changes to this listing must be submitted at least 10 days in advance of Sunday publication to Bookmark, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. For more information, call 383-0306.

Play some spectacular golf with new ‘Tiger’ game

I bet you didn’t even know there is a new “Tiger Woods” golf game on the market. “Tiger” used to arrive with a roar every year. Now its arrival seems as quiet as a golf gallery.

‘Springtime in Paris’ event benefits Dress for Success

Dress for Success, a group of volunteers committed to helping women along paths to professional and economic independence, raised funds with a reception and silent auction followed by “Springtime in Paris” luncheon and fashion show at Paris Las Vegas on April 5.

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Here are a few items in pop culture that caught our eye last week.

Antiques dealer trafficks in treasures from yesteryear

Sixty-two-year-old Doug Franck studied history in college. Upon graduation from California State University, Northridge, his work life included nearly everything except his original goal: teaching history.

We can work hard, but our starting point influences our fate

The single weightiest and greatest predictor of outcome is the starting point. That’s what all the social scientists say. And they are correct. Statistically and otherwise.

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