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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)

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Time Traveling premieres on the Travel Channel. 

The first episode in the new series features a visit to the sites of two former Las Vegas divorce ranches, Boulderado Ranch and Tule Springs Ranch. 

In spring 2014, Bill and I were contacted by the producers who were seeking information on Las Vegas divorce ranches of the 1940s and ’50s. Our book, The Divorce Seekers — A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler, is set in Northern Nevada, specifically the Reno area, where Nevada’s divorce business began. However, we do write about how Las Vegas got into the act years after Reno, and sent the producers a copy of our book.

In April 2015, in an 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’re betting that book was The Divorce Seekers. 

What did we think of the first episode? We have to say, it was a disappointment. To our surprise, Reno’s role in the history of Nevada’s unique divorce ranch business was omitted completely. In fact, the program claimed Las Vegas as the town where Nevada’s divorce ranch business began. Shame, shame.

 

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