Perfectly Nevadian: Joe Conforte, 1925-2019

Aug 25, 2019 486

BY: Andrew Barbano

Joe Conforte deserves his induction among the inaugural six honorees in the Nevada Hall of Fame. Nevada author and publisher David Toll (“The Compleat Nevada Traveler”) announced the lineup last week. Mr. Conforte was the only one of the six still alive. Then came news of his death down in the land of Cariocas and breast reductions.

The only other name you might recognize from Mr. Toll’s freshman class is that of Wovoka, the legendary Native American prophet. All earned their places in Nevada legend and lore but none stands with the world’s most famous brothelmeister. 

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