Sources: The Duel at Big Hat

Beyond the Mafia: Italian Americans and the Development of Las Vegas, By Alan Balboni, 1996.

Index of Nevada Gambling Establishments 1931-1981, by Harvey J. Fuller, 2008.

Nevada State Journal, “Shooting Ends Oldtime Feud in Vegas Bar,” March 27, 1948.

Nevada State Journal, “Casino Owner Admits Firing Fatal Shots,” March 28, 1948.

Nevada State Journal, “Baker Fined $50 for Carrying Gun,” May 12, 1948.

Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.), “Owner Cleared in Club Slaying,” April 7, 1948.

The Yuma Weekly Sun, “Las Vegas Casino Owner Claims Self Defense in Killing,” March 26, 1948.