The story of long-gone eateries in Henderson is inseparable from the city's unique origin story.
Rising from humble beginnings, the population exploded during World War II due to the building of the Hoover Dam and an immense magnesium plant. Restaurateurs rushed in to feed the masses at places like the Swanky Club, famous for its smorgasbord, and Nick's Supper Club.
Dante's Drive-In thrived, serving up burgers to hungry locals getting their cars serviced next door, and the Roadhouse was the place to go to unwind after a busy week. Join author Sharon Damon as she brings to life these gone but not forgotten restaurants, diners and casinos beloved by the people who are proud to call Henderson home.
Sharon Damon has been writing since she could hold a pencil and published her first real book of poetry, Raindance, at the ripe old age of forty years.
She has dedicated most of her life to raising her children and teaching in Henderson and her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
She earned her BA, BEd in English, music and early childhood education. Sharon and her husband, Mike, share a passion for history and a love of their home in the Henderson area, which led to the creation of this book.
They have been eating their way through Henderson for more than twelve years now and don't plan to stop any time soon.