Former Las Vegas divorce ranches featured on the Travel Channel

Posted: April 18, 2015 in This 'n That
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Brochure for the Boulderado Ranch, circa 1940s. (Courtesy Nevada Historical Society)

Brochure for the Boulderado Ranch, circa 1940s. (Courtesy Nevada Historical Society)

Two former Las Vegas divorce ranches were featured in the Travel Channel’s new series, Time Traveling

The new series premiered on April 20, 2015 and the first episode featured the Boulderado Ranch and Tule Springs Ranch.

In 2014, Bill and I were contacted by the producers, who were seeking information on former Las Vegas divorce ranches of the 1940s and ’50s.

Though our book, The Divorce Seekers – A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler, is focused on Reno-area divorce ranches – where Nevada’s six-week divorce business began – we do include how and when Las Vegas got into the divorce business years after Reno.

We gladly sent the producers a copy of our book.

In an April 2015 interview for the Las Vegas Sun, Brian Unger of the Travel Channel told Robin Leach, “a book fell into the hands of someone in the home office, and they thought this would be a great story.” We bet that book was The Divorce Seekers. 

In our opinion, the first episode was a disappointment. Reno’s role in the history of Nevada’s unique divorce ranch business was omitted completely. In fact, the program claimed Las Vegas where the town where Nevada’s divorce ranch business began. Shame, shame.

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