Guns, Modtorcycles and BMI.
From old sgt.
Yup, then I was at nellis, a young staff sgt and bought a spankin' new truimph (TR6 I think) thunderbird, a 650 cc bike. My first cycle and made many happy miles in the mojave there. Art was a accomodating sort of guy and was a big help with minor troubles and adding accessories here and there. New mufflers and a pillion pad and foot pegs for a passenger. His mother, Ma, worked as counter help and loved her being there too. He had a ariel square 4 then and it was a big monster. There was a young guy that had a tiger cub and art fixed it up so he could burn alcohol.
Harry Mann had a very nice gunshop as you say and I bought a few colts from him and a s&w .22 that I still have and shoot here and there. Hear that he moved the shop into a hotel some place near there. Maybe after they tore the old frontier villiage down.
BMI I recall made magnesium for govt incendiary bombs during the war and maybe metallic magnesuim for aircraft possibly. This I found out later,.
Quite a town then, Benny Binion had a million dollars in plastic hanging in the front window of his fremont st. casino. There was a nice corner diner at fremont and third or fourth st. Stopped there many times for coffee and a bear claw, also at askew drive in across from Art's bike shop, corner of fremont and charleston.
Quite a town, loved it then but would not know it now 60 years later.
Thank you for the comments and since I live in wisconsin it is a long shot here to there.