Owned, before Nevada legalized gambling during the depression, by William 'Bill' and Mabel (Stinson) Kearney; managed by Jean (Stinson) Rawson and Lola (Stinson) Shaw. Source: Terry Johnson, fourth generation, Oscar's branch.

Before most states enacted less stringent laws, Reno was known as the place to go for a divorce. Today, there are far more marriages than divorces in Nevada. 'Bill' Kearney, among other achievements, was a successful divorce lawyer to some movie stars during those years. Source: Terry Johnson, fourth generation, Oscar's branch.