By Mick AkersPahrump Valley Timesmakers@pvtimes.com The Nye County Sheriff’s Office broke up an alleged embezzlement scheme involving a local brothel employee and an armored truck company employee, police announced Monday. As part of what police deemed, “Operation Red Carpet,” Shiva Zamari, and Jessie Aulelava were arrested in Clark County on separate dates this month in…

Guy Brenkman was born in Illinois in February 1947. He got into the liquor business and over the years owned several night clubs and neighborhood taverns in Peoria, Illinois. A woman whom he knew worked in a strip club in the Peoria area and was having difficulty getting along with its management. After hearing of…

Bobbi Davis was the owner and operator of the Shady Lady Brothel, located about 20 miles north of Beatty in Nye County, until it closed Dec. 14. Davis has a quick mind and considerable insight into human nature and social relations. I conducted an oral history with her in 2011. This is the third column…

Bobbi Davis was the founder and owner of the Shady Lady brothel, located about 20 miles north of Beatty on U.S. Highway 95, till it closed in December. She was raised in California and Texas, and mentioned Nevada spoiled her for humidity. Whilst living in California she operated her own escort service and at one…

Promoting Angel’s Ladies Mack Moore bought Fran’s Star Ranch outdoors Beatty in January of 1997 and obtained his Nye County brothel license in April of that year. Ten years later, he sold it for $ two,143,000. He believes that at its peak, it was “the ideal brothel in Nye County.” He mentioned it compared favorably…

Mack Moore was born in a mobile home in Kinashaw, Oklahoma. Just before finishing higher college he took a job operating on the railroad. He ultimately identified himself living in Oregon exactly where, “for quite a few years” he worked as a timber faller, a forest worker who cuts the trees and bucks them into…

Pahrump Valley Brothel Proposal, 1955 By the mid-1950s, it became evident to some observers there was funds to be created in legal prostitution in Nye County just as close to the Clark County line and Las Vegas as attainable. In summer time 1955, word got about that a man named Jack Jones, who had operated…

Note: In the Nov. 21 edition of the we ran an post speaking about the growth of the brothel sector in Beatty. This week’s write-up is a continuation of that story. Fran’s Star Ranch In 1986, Lieutenant Gus Sullivan of the Nye County Sheriff’s Office was quoted as saying he couldn’t don’t forget Fran’s Star…

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories by historian Bob McCracken on the history of prostitution in Nevada and Nye County. A new feature in the series will come out each Friday for the subsequent several weeks. Nevada became a state in 1864, largely as a result of financial activity triggered…