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Abraham Van Santvoord Curry Marker and Statue
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Abraham Van Santvoord Curry1815 – 1873 — “A Man with a Vision”
Abraham Curry, the “Father of Carson City”, accomplished more in his 15 year residence than most men hope to in a lifetime. Not only did he purchase the land in 1858 which is now Carson City, but laid out the townsite and built many of . . . — Map (db m20874) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 44 — Carson City
Nevada’s State Capital, one of the state’s oldest communities, was established in 1851 as Eagle Station, a trading post and ranch on the Carson Branch of the California Immigrant Trail, by Frank and Warren L. Hall, George Follansbee, Joe and Frank . . . — Map (db m20911) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Carson CityOriginal Station — Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861
[Front of Marker:] Dedicated April 12, 1996 Carson City Original Station Apr. 3, 1860 - Nov. 20, 1861 by Byron L. & Peggy Clark & Family Bob & Tina McFadden Mae & Jim Thorpe The Bike Smith Betty Young & Erica . . . — Map (db m23038) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 258 — Charles W. Friend House, Observatory, and Weather Station
This is the site of the house and observatory of Nevada’s first weatherman, astronomer, and seismologist, Charles William Friend. Born in Prussia in 1835, Friend immigrated by way of South America to California during the 1849 Gold Rush. In 1867, he . . . — Map (db m20919) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 243 — Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight
On March 17, 1897, at an arena located on this site, Carson City played host to Nevada's first world championship prizefight, a fourteen-round thriller in which the reigning heavyweight titlist, James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, was dethroned by . . . — Map (db m69690) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 77 — Dat-So-La-Lee
“Myriads of Stars shine over the graves of our ancestors.” Dat-So-La-Lee had seen some 96 winters, mostly in Carson Valley, when death came in 1925. She was the last of those Washoe weavers whose ancient art had been practiced by . . . — Map (db m20801) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 76 — Eagle Valley
Centrally located between the first Nevada settlement at Genoa and the precious metal deposits of the Comstock Lode, Eagle Valley, site of present Carson City, was a vital link in land communications. One of the key California emigrant routes, . . . — Map (db m20802) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 1 — Empire and the Carson River Mills1864 - 1964
When the Comstock Lode was discovered in 1859, the problem of reducing the ore from the fabulously rich Virginia City mines had to be solved. Mills were built in Gold Canyon and Six Mile Canyon. In Washoe Valley, at Dayton, and on the Carson River . . . — Map (db m55083) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Empire Cemetery
Empire City was a milling town that was established in 1855. As you read this storyboard you are facing east toward Brunswick Canyon. The City of Empire was located to your right about 1/4 - 1/2 mile. At one time Empire City stretched for 3/4 of a . . . — Map (db m89601) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 194 — Gardner’s Ranch
On this site in the period from 1870 until 1918 stood the ornate two-story home of Mathew Culbertson Gardner, rancher and lumberman. The residence was headquarters for Gardner’s 300 acre ranch in Meadows to the Southward. Here was located, 1870 . . . — Map (db m20926) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 193 — Historic Flume and Lumberyard
Approximately one-half mile south of this point and west of the present highway lay the immense lumberyard of the Carson-Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, the greatest of the Comstock lumbering combines operating in the Lake Tahoe Basin during . . . — Map (db m20804) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City
This block at the historic core of Carson City was the site of many business enterprises since the city's founding in 1858. The longest standing structure was the Odd Fellows Hall. Here for some 95 years the following lodges met at one time or . . . — Map (db m89475) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Isaac Evan JamesJanuary 6, 1830 – January 1, 1887
In March 1868 William Sharon of the Bank of California contracted with Isaac Evan James to construct a railroad from the mines of the Comstock Lode to the stamp mills located on the Carson River. Survey work got underway in December and grading . . . — Map (db m21338) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Kit Carson 1843 – 44
Unveiled June 10, 1989 Artist: Buckeye Blake It was the winter of 1843-44 when Kit Carson along with the John C. Fremont expedition worked his way south from Pyramid Lake looking for an easy route across the Sierra Nevada. Carson, depicted . . . — Map (db m20897) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 71 — Methodist Church of Carson City
Dedicated in 1867, this church serves a congregation that was organized in 1859 and is often referred to as the “Cradle of Nevada Methodism”. Like many other buildings in Carson City, the stone used in its construction was quarried at . . . — Map (db m21240) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 72 — Nevada State Children’s Home
The Nevada Orphan’s Asylum, a privately funded institution, was opened in Virginia City May 1867 by Sister Frederica McGrath and two other nuns of the Sisters of Charity. By 1870, most of its functions were taken over by the Nevada Orphans’ Home at . . . — Map (db m20806) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Nevada Viet Nam Memorial
In memory of our Brothers who Never Returned From Republic of VietNam 1954 – 1975 POW – MIA [Column 1:] Perry Richard Clark – LDCR – Navy – Carlin – 31 Aug. 1967 • Whittemore Frederick H. . . . — Map (db m21348) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 25 — Nevada’s Capitol
Completed in 1871, Nevada’s splendid Victorian Capitol was built of sandstone from the quarry of the town’s founder, Abe Curry. The octagon annex was added in 1907, the north and south wings in 1915. Notable features are its Alaskan marble walls, . . . — Map (db m20812) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — Olcovich-Meyers House
Olcovich-Meyers House Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1874 — Map (db m21395) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 252 — Rinckel Mansion
Completed in 1876, this palatial residence represents one of the finest and best preserved examples of High Victorian Italianate architecture remaining in the American West. Charles H. Jones, a French-schooled designer, constructed the residence . . . — Map (db m21246) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — St. Charles Hotel
One of the oldest continuously operating hotels in the state. It is composed of two hotels. The three story St. Charles and the two story Muller House next door south. Construction of both buildings took place in 1862 with completion in August of . . . — Map (db m23039) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — St. Peter’s Episcopal ChurchCarson City, Nevada — Nevada Historical Marker
Construction of this graceful reminder of the churches of old New England began in October 1867. Work was completed in July 1868 at a cost of $5,500. The church was first occupied by its congregation on Sunday, August 9, 1868, with the Reverend . . . — Map (db m21211) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 91 — Stewart Indian School1890 – 1980
Originally known as the Carson Indian Training School. Stewart Indian School, operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, provided vocational training and academic education for American Indian students from throughout the west for nearly a . . . — Map (db m20796) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 175 — Stewart- Nye Residence
This house was built about 1860 of local sandstone for William Morris Stewart who lived here until 1862. He sold it to the Territorial Governor of Nevada, James W. Nye. The two men served as Nevada's first United States Senators after the territory . . . — Map (db m89422) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 259 — The Governor's Mansion
Reno architect George A. Ferris designed this neo-classical mansion, which cost $22,700. It is the only home ever built for Nevada's highest elected official. In July, 1909, acting Governor Denver Dickerson and his wife Una became the first . . . — Map (db m89516) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada
The original Carson City building is a formal balanced, sandstone block edifice, two stories high with a centrally located, cupola. The sandstone blocks were quarried at the Nevada State prison. On March 3, 1862, Congress passed a bill establishing . . . — Map (db m89543) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 196 — The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada
The original Carson City building is a formal balanced, sandstone block edifice, two stories high with a centrally located, cupola. The sandstone blocks were quarried at the Nevada State prison. On March 3, 1862, Congress passed a bill establishing . . . — Map (db m89438) HM
Nevada (Carson City), Carson City — 21 — V & T, 1869-1950
This building was headquarters for the fabled Virginia & Truckee Railroad. From Carson City rails extended in three directions: To Virginia City in 1870, to Reno in 1872, and to Minden in 1906. The line to Virginia City was abandoned in 1939; The . . . — Map (db m89559) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Austin — 111 — Edwards Creek Valley
This valley was favored by prehistoric Indians for its abundant grass and brush found near its springs and intermittent streams. Shoshonean Indians and their ancestors traveled seasonally to gather wild seeds and small game and settled here in . . . — Map (db m67146) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Austin — 135 — New Pass Station
In 1861, the rocks composing the walls of this stage station and freighter stop were in neat rows and roofed with bundles of willow. It was one part of "Stagecoach King" John Butterfield's Overland Mail & Stage Company Road Systems, which at the . . . — Map (db m67145) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 161 — Churchill County Courthouse
Churchill County was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1861 but attached to Lyon County for judicial and revenue purposes. Churchill County was organized in 1864 and La Plata served as county seat. In 1868, it was moved to Stillwater, where . . . — Map (db m69686) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — Churchill County Courthouse10 W. Williams
In 1903, Senator Warren Williams introduced a bill allowing the county seat to be moved from Stillwater to Fallon. The courthouse was constructed at its present location that same year. The wooden-framed structure of Neo-Classical design was . . . — Map (db m70512) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 202 — Fairview1905 - 1917 — 1-1/2 Miles South
Fairview was part of the renewed interest in mining. Triggered by the strikes in Tonopah and Goldfield. Discoveries in 1905 of a rich silver float led to a boom that lasted through 1906 and 1907. A substantial town that boasted 27 saloons, hotels, . . . — Map (db m67147) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — Fairview Peak Earthquake Faults
When the energy from pressure built up underneath the Earth's thin crust is suddenly released, an earthquake occurs. At first the crust may just bend. But if the stress is great enough, the rocks will break and "snap" to a new position. This usually . . . — Map (db m62121) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 27 — Grimes PointPrehistoric Rock Art Site
Grimes Point, one of the largest and most accessible Petroglyph sites in northern Nevada, contains about 150 basalt boulders covered with Petroglyphs. Nevada Petroglyphs were of magico-religious significance in insuring the success of large game . . . — Map (db m69682) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 215 — Lahontan Dam
Lahontan Dam, completed in 1915, is the key feature of the Newlands Irrigation Project which has turned Lahontan Valley into one of Nevada's most productive farming and ranching areas. With completion of the dam's powerhouse, the electrical energy . . . — Map (db m89515) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — Measuring Earthquakes
Scientists measure the force of an earthquake in several ways. The Richter Scale and the Modified Mercalli Scale are the two methods most often used to gauge an earthquake's strength and magnitude. The Richter Scale provides an . . . — Map (db m62122) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 263 — Oats Park School
The Oats Park School was designed in 1914 by Frederick J. DeLongchamps, Nevada's pre-eminent architect of the period. He was also responsible for the 1921 north and south wing additions. This building is one of his earliest, and perhaps, first, . . . — Map (db m69683) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 271 — Pony Express Route1860 - Sesquicentennial - 2010
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Pony Express was founded by W. H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell, operators of the Overland Stage Line of Leavenworth, Kansas. During a visit to Washington, Mr. Russell was urged by California . . . — Map (db m69681) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 19 — Ragtown
Ragtown was never a town, but the name of a most welcome oasis and hamlet. This mecca on the banks of nearby Carson River received its name from the appearance of pioneer laundry spread on every handy bush around. The Forty-Mile Desert, . . . — Map (db m42290) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 83 — Rock Creek(Cold Springs Station)
In its day, an important stagecoach stop on John Butterfield's (1861-1866) and Wells, Fargo & Company's (1866-1869) Overland Mail & Stage Company's historic line along the Simpson route between Salt Lake City and Genoa, Nevada. Fresh horses, . . . — Map (db m67144) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 10 — Sand Mountain
text from: Nevada State Historic Preservation Office Sand Mountain dominates the Salt Wells Basin and is visible from Mt. Rose peak in the Carson Range 82 miles to the west. The dune is important to off highway vehicle enthusiasts, . . . — Map (db m69653) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — Sand Mountain Pony Express StationA Practical Design
Two small rooms at the southwest end of the station were originally one large room and shared a common wood floor. The wall which now separates the two rooms was built on top of the floor some time later. The center room was probably used for . . . — Map (db m51696) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 1 — The Brothers of E.C.V.
Want it known that in the State of Nevada.... This site is dedicated not for it’s historical significance, but for the significance of the genuine gold diggers of Western history... the working girls who made a man forget the back breaking work . . . — Map (db m90814) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — The Pony ExpressApril 1860 to October 1861
     Competing with time, distance, harsh climate, and hostile Indians, the Pony Express carried important communications from the East and the West across 2,000 miles in only 10 days.      The "Pony," as it was called, is an outstanding . . . — Map (db m67142) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 110 — Wagon Jack Shelter
The ten foot wide flat at the base of the cliff is the site of Wagon Jack Shelter. The name comes from the Shoshone Indian, Wagon Jack, who camped here about 1900, while working on an Eastgate Ranch. He was a leader of Indian rabbit drives in Smith . . . — Map (db m69650) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Fallon — 201 — WonderHistoric Mining Camp — 1906 - 1919
text from: Nevada State Historic Preservation Office Located 13 miles to the north is the camp of Wonder, a major mining center in the early years of the twentieth century. Thomas J. Stroud and several others made the first locations in . . . — Map (db m69651) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Hazen — 178 — Hazen
Hazen was named for William Babcock Hazen, who served under General Sherman in his "March to the Sea." The town, established in 1903 to house laborers working on the Newlands Irrigation Project south of here, included hotels, saloons, brothels, . . . — Map (db m42328) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Lovelock — 147 — A Home of Early Man
Stretching before you are two vast sinks, terminal areas of the Humboldt and Carson River drainage systems. The marshey remnant of Lake Lahontan, between you and the distant Humboldt Range, served as a life sustaining resource of wildlife for . . . — Map (db m67352) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Lovelock — About Your Journey ...
Whichever direction your travels take you, you're going to have a similar experience to what the California-bound emigrants had. You're going to see the same country, except for the towns and the ranch meadows. The big difference, though, is that . . . — Map (db m67359) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Lovelock — 26 — Forty Mile Desert
The 40 Mile Desert, beginning here, is a barren stretch of waterless alkali wasteland. It was the most dreaded section of the California Emigrant Trail. If possible, it was traveled by night because of the great heat. The route was first . . . — Map (db m67348) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Lovelock — Traveling Through Hell
Look at the barren country south of here just beyond this Rest Stop. This is the Forty-Mile Desert--a barren stretch of waterless alkali wasteland. It was the single-most dreaded section of the entire California Trail from the banks of the Missouri . . . — Map (db m67357) HM
Nevada (Churchill County), Middlegate — Middlegate Station
Middlegate was named in 1850 by James Simson as he mapped the route for the Overland Stage Company. In his journal he writes that he thought the cuts in the mountains looked like 'gates' so he named each cut Westgate, Middlegate, and Eastgate to . . . — Map (db m89452) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Blue Diamond — 33 — The Old Spanish Trail1829 – 1850
Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada's first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49ers" and Mormon . . . — Map (db m29218) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — “Hitchin’ a Ride”by L’Deane Trueblood, Aritst
When the government built Boulder City, it didn't plan for children. But, as the Depression drove workers into southern Nevada to build Hoover Dam, workers brought their families with them. The new town and surrounding desert provided an exciting . . . — Map (db m71106) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — “Rag Town Goddess”by Sandra Messina, Artist
Those that came to Boulder City to work on the dam lived in harsh conditions. The oppressive heat of the summers and the unbearable cold of the winters took its toll on many. Even the most mundane chores were difficult in this inhospitable . . . — Map (db m71107) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Alabam
At the height of Hoover Dam construction, more than 7,000 men labored in Black Canyon. Some jobs were glamorous and exciting, such as the high scalers who swung over the canyon on ropes or the cableway operators who kept concrete buckets moving 24 . . . — Map (db m39487) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Bootleg Canyon
Originally a Native American trail, Bootleg Canyon – also called the Hooch Highway was a well-known backdoor into Boulder City and the Hoover Dam construction site during prohibition. Bootleggers brewed illegal alcohol in stills hidden in . . . — Map (db m29324) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Boulder City, Nevada
Originally founded in 1931 as a community for the workers building Hoover Dam, Boulder City was the first planned community in southern Nevada. Designed by Saco Rienk DeBoer, it was a federal reservation. Only workers associated with the building or . . . — Map (db m71903) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Civil Engineering Monument of the MillenniumHoover Dam
One of the finest examples of how civil engineering ingenuity shaped the development of society's quality of life in the 20th century. — Map (db m31900) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Dr. Elwood MeadNamesake of Lake Mead
Born in 1858, Dr. Elwood Mead became a world-renowned water and irrigation engineer. He wrote Wyoming's first water code, the basis for codes throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. He wrote the Carey Act, led . . . — Map (db m31902) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — 6 — Eldorado CanyonHead of Steamboat Navigation in Nevada
Eldorado Canyon runs east from here to the Colorado River and was the site of one of Nevada's mining booms. Prospectors began digging for gold and silver here, about 1859, forming the Colorado Mining District. The three largest mines, the . . . — Map (db m29328) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Frank T. Crowe
[ Front ]: "The Old Man" Francis Trenholm Crowe Born: October 12, 1882 Died: February 26, 1946 World's Outstanding Builder of Dams [ Right Side ]: "We had 5,000 men in a 4000-foot canyon. The problem was to . . . — Map (db m39485) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Hoover Dam
A modern civil engineering wonder of the United States One of seven selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers 1955 — Map (db m13436) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
Since 1935, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead have provided flood control, irrigation, drinking water, and power to communities in the desert. These resources have transformed the southwest into production farmland and thriving communities. The dam was . . . — Map (db m31879) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Hoover Dam Memorial
[ Front ]: They endured the hardships so all of America might prosper This Memorial was contributed by the men and women who built Hoover Dam to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its dedication September 30, . . . — Map (db m39486) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Hoover Dam Turbine Runner
This cast steel turbine runner (water wheel), which is 14.2 feet in diameter and weighs over 34 tons, powered the N-7 generator at Hoover Dam Power Plant from 1944 to 1982. The function of a turbine runner is to convert the force of falling water, . . . — Map (db m29248) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor
In 1930, Michael McKeever set up a small tent house in Hermenway Wash slightly north of Government Survey Camp #1, where he was a government cook. Soon other workers started building homes nearby, and the area became known as McKeeversville. . . . — Map (db m69447) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
May all who cross the canyon on this memorial bridge travel their life journeys with the strength and inspiration found in the high ideals and heroic deeds of these brave humble men. In Memory of these men of heroic sprit who overcame . . . — Map (db m46836) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Puddler's Break
Legend has it there are many workers buried in Hoover Dam. However, due to the manner in which the Dam was constructed, this would have been impossible. "Puddlers" directed buckets of concrete over empty forms, released the concrete, and then used . . . — Map (db m39488) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — Railroad Pass
Named for an 1890's railroad which was never built, Railroad Pass first became a destination after Professor Robert T. Hill discovered alunite in the area in 1908. A mining district was formed, but only small amounts of gold were found. Mines in the . . . — Map (db m39484) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — The Boulder Dam Hotel
The Boulder Dam Hotel has been part of Boulder City history since its opening in 1933. Designed by Mort Wagner the hotel was built by Paul Stewart "Jim" Webb, Raymond Spilsbury, and Austin Clark. It is located in Cardenas Plaza - known today as . . . — Map (db m39502) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Boulder City — TWA Terminal Building
In 1938, Transcontinental and Western Air Lines, later Trans World Airlines, began serving Clark County, flying into Bullock Field in Boulder City. The airline believed that Boulder City would be a more lucrative market than nearby Las Vegas, and . . . — Map (db m46833) HM
Nevada (Clark county), Boulder City — Women Airforce Service PilotsWW II 1942 – 1944
We Salute all WASPS…Y You have shown that you can fly wingtip to wingtip with your brothers — Map (db m46834) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Callville Bay — A Town at the Bottom
About two miles in front of you, the remains of the town of Callville lie buried in silt on the bottom of Lake Mead. Originally developed as a port on the Colorado River to supply goods to Mormon settlements, Callville had long been a desolate ruin . . . — Map (db m3917) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Cal-Nev-Ari — 138 — Cal-Nev-Ari
Originally known as Stage Field, this was an outlying airfield of Camp Ibis, one of the eleven camps established within the Desert Training Center, California-Arizonan Maneuver Area during World War II. Developed by General George S. Patton, Jr., . . . — Map (db m78522) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Goodsprings — Good's Spring
This small spring, first used by Anasazi and Paiute people, also sustained the caravan that pioneered a pack route now known as the Old Spanish Trail. En route to Los Angeles from Santa Fe, trader Antonio Armijo, 60 men and 100 mules camped here on . . . — Map (db m39470) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Goodsprings — 102 — Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957
Ore deposits readily recognized in the faulted and folded limestone deposits of this district remained unworked until 1856, when the Mormons developed a single lead mine at Potosi—probably the oldest lode mine in Nevada. Named for . . . — Map (db m39471) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Goodsprings — The Pioneer Saloon
George Fayle moved to southern Nevada from Calico, California in 1904. He settled at Goodsprings Junction, which was later renamed for his wife Jean. In 1912, he moved to Goodsprings. He built the Pioneer Saloon in 1913, later building the Fayle . . . — Map (db m39472) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Henderson — Alunite"There's Gold In Them Thar Hills". . . Or Is There?
Seeking Pay Dirt In 1908, mining engineer Robert T. Hill staked a claim in Railroad Pass hoping to find gold deposits as rich as those in Goldfield to the north and Searchlight to the south. Hill reasoned that gold could surely be found at . . . — Map (db m46738) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Henderson — 197 — Arrowhead TrailHenderson
The name, "Arrowhead Trail" likely originated from the former San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad's logo, an arrowhead. Prior to 1850, New Mexican trading caravans from Santa Fe en route to Los Angeles used this segment of the Old Spanish . . . — Map (db m69448) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Henderson — 141 — The Old Spanish Trail – Armijo's Route
On January 8, 1830, the first pack train to pass from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Los Angles crossed Las Vegas Valley. Antonio Armijo, a merchant in Santa Fe, commanded the train and roughly sixty men. The successful completion of the journey opened a . . . — Map (db m29247) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Hoover Dam — Dr. Elwood Mead
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, 1924-1936 whose life-time work culminated in construction of the Boulder Canyon project creating Lake Mead, named in his honor. — Map (db m1313) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Hoover Dam — High Scaler
The man depicted on this monument is performing one of the most dangerous yet essential jobs in the construction of the (Boulder) Hoover Dam. Sitting in a bosun’s chair, hundreds of feet in the air, his job was to set charges and clear the loose . . . — Map (db m24317) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Hoover Dam — They Died to Make the Desert Bloom
The United States of America will continue to remember that many who toiled here found their final rest while engaged in the building of this dam. The United States of America will continue to remember the services of all who labored to clothe . . . — Map (db m1311) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Hoover Dam — They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day
In Memory of our Fellowmen who lost their lives in the construction of this dam. — Map (db m1312) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — Jean, Nevada
Founded in 1904 as Goodsprings Junction, a station on the San Pedro, Los Angles, and Salt Lake Railroad, Jean received its current name in 1905 when the post office was opened. It was named in honor of Jean Fayle, the wife of George Fayle who had . . . — Map (db m39464) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — Old Elko Fire Bell
According to the early history of Elko, Nevada, this curfew and fire bell played a vital role for local citizenry. It often rang to signal disastrous fires, deaths of celebrities, and celebrations. Harbinger of both good tidings and bad, the . . . — Map (db m39466) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — 195 — The Last Spike
This site is near where workers drove the last spike which completed the railroad between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Los Angeles, California. It was driven on January 30, 1905. This was the last "transcontinental" line to Southern California and one . . . — Map (db m29367) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Jean — The Last Spike
Track crews constructing west from Salt Lake City met track crews constructing east from Los Angles January 30, 1950 — Map (db m29368) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 13 — "Bugsy"Nevada Celebrates Filmmaking
Flashy end-credit sequence filmed here at the Flamingo Hilton Stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening (1991) — Map (db m53375) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Aladdin's LampCirca 1966 — Neon Museum
Aladdin's Lamp was originally installed in 1966 at the Aladdin Hotel, 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Restored through a generous donation from Richard Schuetz and presented as a gift, with love, to Mayor Jan Laverty Jones and her children: . . . — Map (db m64033) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Auction Site
On May 15, 1905, in this area, The City of Las Vegas was founded with the auction of lots in Clark's Las Vegas Townsite by San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and Las Vegas Land & Water Company, predecessors of Union Pacific Railroad and . . . — Map (db m47732) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Auction Site / First Train Depot
This is a two sided marker Side A: Auction Site At this site on May 15th 1905, the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad auctioned off lots for the creation of the new city of Las Vegas. With 110 degree temperatures scorching . . . — Map (db m47736) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 16 — Biltmore Village1942
This WWII neighborhood was named for the Nevada Biltmore Hotel which opened nearby in 1942. A WWII housing shortage called for the construction of several hundred homes for military personnel and their families. The federal government approved the . . . — Map (db m51057) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 3 — Binion House1942
Colorful Horseshoe Club owner Benny Binion and his family lived here from 1947 to 1989. Originally built in 1942 by service station owner C.A. Morehouse, the home was one of the largest in Las Vegas with three bedrooms, several baths, a large . . . — Map (db m51045) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Block 16
The notorious Block 16, North First Street between Ogden and Stewart Avenues, was the only area in the Las Vegas Townsite, outside of hotels, where liquor could be sold, starting in 1905. The block quickly changed from its original liquor and . . . — Map (db m47859) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Chief Hotel CourtCirca 1940 — Neon Museum
The Chief Hotel Court sign was originally installed around 1940 at the hotel located at 1201 E. Fremont Street. Hotel architect was A. Lacey Worshwick. Loaned and refurbished by the Tiberti Family. Installed as part of the Neon Museum on . . . — Map (db m64031) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 10 — Christensen House "The Castle"1935
This fairy-tale residence reflects the unique family that built it, whose roots stretch back to a pioneering Utah Mormon blacksmith, ranchers in Idaho and Nevada, and railroad workers in Las Vegas. The life of Las Vegas pioneer Lucretia Tanner . . . — Map (db m51052) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — County Courthouses
On May 15, 1905 Senator William Clark's railroad auctioned off lots to found the new town of Las Vegas. Block 20, between Second and Third and Carson and Bridger, was reserved for public purposes. In 1909 when the state legislature created Clark . . . — Map (db m47822) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — El Portal Theatre"The Gateway"
Built • 1927-28 Architect: Charles Alexander MacNelledge Opened June 21, 1928 This building was Las Vegas' cultural center for many years. Its 700 seat auditorium and elegant Spanish motif lobby were used for films, plays, music recitals, . . . — Map (db m47745) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — First Church Built in Las Vegas1905 - 2005
Building Rededication Honoring the 100th Year Anniversary of the First Church Built in Las Vegas presiding Honorable Mayor Oscar B Goodman December 13, 2005 — Map (db m47756) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 170 — First Las Vegas Post Office
John Steele, one of the original L. D. S. missionaries, secured a mail grant for the Las Vegas Mission. The documents to establish the Post Office, and, appointing William Bringhurst Postmaster, were brought from Salt Lake City by Benjamin H Hulse, . . . — Map (db m29294) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — First Water Company
1905 - 1908 City of Las Vegas Diamond Jubilee From within this area flowing artesian springs and wells provided the lifeblood to the valley and it settlers. This abundant supply of water has been the most important asset in the . . . — Map (db m47888) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Fremont Street
This is a two sided marker Side A: Standing on Fremont Street today, it's hard to visualize the canvas tents with hand-painted wooden signs that lined this dusty street and served as hotels, saloons, shops and banks in the early 1900's. . . . — Map (db m47754) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Gaming / Helldorado
This is a two sided marker Side A: Gaming Like most western frontier towns, gambling was prevalent in the backrooms of early Las Vegas saloons and other establishments. From its inception as a railroad town in 1905, the citizens . . . — Map (db m47737) HM
Nevada (Clark county), Las Vegas — Green Shack
Opened around 1931 by Mrs. Mattie "Jimmy" Jones, the Green Shack restaurant was a town landmark at this site. The restaurant opened in a Union Pacific Railroad barracks building that was moved here; in 1934 additions were made to the structure. For . . . — Map (db m47894) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 8 — Harrison Boarding House1933
Black entertainers were not allowed to stay at the Strip hotels where they performed in the 1940s and 1950s. Mrs. Harrison's boarding house offered fine accomodations for many of the era's most famous stars. During one memorable week in . . . — Map (db m51050) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Historic 5th Street School
The following text is from a missing 2005 Centennial Marker. Fifth Street School This graceful Mission-Style complex was built by the federal government in 1936 to replace the Las Vegas elementary school, which burned down in 1934. In . . . — Map (db m48196) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Historic Light StandardHistoric Site
This light standard was placed at the entrance to the Las Vegas Union Pacific Railroad Station in 1937. The Depot was removed in 1970 to make way for the Union Plaza Hotel. Mr. Frank Scott, Chairman of The Board of Union Plaza Hotel preserved this . . . — Map (db m47734) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Historic Preservation
Las Vegas was established as a railroad town in 1905; at the head of Fremont Street, the Mission-style depot represented the railroad's dominance over the economic and social life of the town for several decades. The streets of downtown were laid . . . — Map (db m47860) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 9 — Jackson Street Commercial District1942
Commerce on the Westside was short lived, collapsing in 1905 when rival Las Vegas Townsite opened on the east side of the railroad tracks. In 1942, the Westside defined a new commercial district to serve the ethnic population of the area. The . . . — Map (db m51051) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Jerry's Nugget
This Jerry's Nugget cabinet rotated atop a vertical tower of letters spelling "Nugget", advertising the popular North Las Vegas local's casino. Circa 1970s, the sign incorporates skeleton neon and hand lettering for lively day and night viewing. . . . — Map (db m92471) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 4 — Kim Produce Farm1932
Here in the 1930s and 1940s, Korean immigrant Frank Kim raised melons, tomatoes, and onions. His devoted son, Frank Kim, Jr. became a pillar of the community. From the early days of Las Vegas, Asian [...] considerable skill to make poor desert . . . — Map (db m51046) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 40 — Las Vegas Fort
In 1855 Pres. Brigham Young appointed a company of men under the leadership of William Bringhurst to establish a colony at Las Vegas. The company left Salt Lake May 10 and arrived at Las Vegas June 14, 1855 and camped near this site. William . . . — Map (db m29292) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Las Vegas High School"Las Vegas Academy"
Las Vegas High School "Las Vegas Academy" Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1931 — Map (db m48197) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Las Vegas High School / Las Vegas High School Neighborhood
This is a two sided marker Side A: Las Vegas High School As the population of Las Vegas increased throughout the 1920s and the construction of Hoover Dam was assured, many saw the need for a new high school. Principal Maude Frazier . . . — Map (db m47886) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Las Vegas' Most Historic Hotel & Casino
1906 – 2006 One Hundredth Anniversary Celebration Golden Gate Hotel & Casino One Fremont Street — Map (db m47742) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 13 — Las Vegas Paiute Colony1911
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bought this ten-acre site in 1911 from Helen J. Stewart, former owner of the Las Vegas Ranch, to provide a home for the Southern Paiute Indians living in and near Las Vegas. With this purchase, the government . . . — Map (db m51055) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Las Vegas Springs
The San Pedro, Salt Lake and Los Angeles Railroad bought Helen Stewart's Las Vegas Ranch in 1902, giving it control of the Las Vegas Springs and the water supply needed for the creation of Las Vegas in 1905. The railroad's subsidiary, the Las Vegas . . . — Map (db m50274) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 1 — Las Vegas Springs8000 B.P.
Bubbling artesian springs flowed here until they were exhausted in the middle of the 20th century, over-pumped to serve the city's growing population. These springs and the creek they created gave life to the center of the valley. They erupted . . . — Map (db m51043) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 2 — Lorenzi Park1926
Lorenzi Lake, the dream of pioneer David G. Lorenzi, opened as a private resort in 1926, became the Twin Lakes Lodge in the 1940s, and a public park in 1966. Arriving in southern Nevada in 1911, Lorenzi began building his park on 80 acres of . . . — Map (db m51044) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Mary Dutton ParkGateway to the Historic John S. Park Neighborhood
The City of Las Vegas Mayor and City Council presents An Art in Public Places Project by The City of Las Vegas Arts Commission In celebration of the Las Vegas Centennial Sculpture by Steven Liguori "Breaking Ground" This 14' high . . . — Map (db m47890) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 6 — McWilliams' Townsite1905
Created by J.T. McWilliams in 1905, the Original Las Vegas Townsite was Las Vegas' first business and residential development. J.T. McWilliams (photo top right) was hired to do survey work in and around the Las Vegas Valley for the San Pedro, . . . — Map (db m51048) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 11 — Moody House1939
Herman Moody, Las Vegas' first black career police officer, was raised in this house at 321 Van Buren Avenue, built by his parents (father Henry Moody pictured lower left) who came here in 1939. As first African-American in Las Vegas to make a . . . — Map (db m51053) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 5 — Moulin Rouge1955
The first integrated hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the Moulin Rouge opened in May 1955. It is celebrated as a landmark of racial integration in Las Vegas and the United States. Entertainers from the Las Vegas Strip and Hollywood flocked to its . . . — Map (db m51047) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Neon / Atomic Testing
This is a two sided marker Side A: Neon Neon lighting, introduced in Paris in 1910, offered a brilliant, and efficient, alternative to the incandescent light bulb. In the United States, neon's popularity soared, used to advertise . . . — Map (db m47755) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Nevada MotelCirca 1950 — Neon Museum
Opened in 1937 at 5th Street (Las Vegas Boulevard) and Garces, the Nevada Motel was the first auto court in Las Vegas to identify itself as a "motel". In its last years in business it operated in conjunction with the Sweetheart Wedding Chapel next . . . — Map (db m64028) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Old Betsy
On this site stood "Old Betsy," Las Vegas' first electric generator, which serviced the power needs of the new town. The generator, operated by the Consolidated Power and Telephone company, supplied electricity from 1906-1916. The company evolved . . . — Map (db m47867) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Old Mormon Fort
After founding Salt Lake City in 1847, the Mormon Church expanded its settlement westward. The Las Vegas Mission was established in June 1855 as an outpost roughly halfway between Salt Lake City and Southern California. Built alongside the Las Vegas . . . — Map (db m50273) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 142 — Old Spanish TrailMountain Springs Pass
This portion of the Old Spanish Trail was discovered in January, 1830, by Antonio Armijo during his first trip from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. The spring just north of this marker provided excellent water and fed meadows of luxuriant grass for draft . . . — Map (db m29219) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Old Well Tower #10
Las Vegas Valley Water District Old Well Tower #10 1942 — Map (db m47852) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Padre Francisco Garcés
First recorded white man to enter Nevada. He traveled though Nevada in 1775-6. The small rocks are from the 48 states. — Map (db m69453) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 115 — Potosi
The desire of the Mormon settlements for economic self-sufficiency led to mining by missionaries for lead. In 1856 Nathaniel V. Jones was sent to recover ore from the "Mountain of Lead" 30 miles southwest of the mission at Las Vegas Springs. About . . . — Map (db m29366) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 214 — Rafael Rivera
This historical marker commemorates the valor and service of pioneer scout Rafael Rivera, the first Caucasian of record to view and traverse Las Vegas valley. Scouting for Antonia Armijo's sixty man trading party from Abiquiu, N.M. in January 1830. . . . — Map (db m29167) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Ralph Louis EngelstadJanuary 28, 1930 – November 26, 2002
With gratitude to the Engelstad Family Foundation for its generous contribution to this Liberty Bell monument, and in recognition of the life and achievements of Ralph Louis Engelstad who personified the highest qualities of personal liberty. Just . . . — Map (db m47828) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Silver Slipper Gambling HallCirca 1950s
The Silver Slipper was originally installed on the grounds of the Last Frontier on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Slipper was designed by Jack Larsen and built by Young Electric Sign Company. — Map (db m92469) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 7 — St. James the ApostleCatholic Church 1940
St James has been a vital force in meeting the needs of this underserved, segregated but expanding community. The second Catholic Church in Las Vegas, St. James opened in 1940 in a small concrete building at H and Morgan streets (pictured . . . — Map (db m51049) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The "Bugsy Building"
On this site Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel's original Flamingo Hotel stood from December 26, 1944 until December 14, 1993. The hotel, which housed 77 rooms, including the notorious Mr. Siegel's “Bugsy Suite” or . . . — Map (db m53373) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The "H" Wall
Created in1962 by architects Wayne McCallister and William Wagner and YESCO design staff. The three-story concave panel of interlocking neon "H" elements formed the corner bullnose for the casino's façade on Fremont Street. At the time, the . . . — Map (db m92470) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The First Telephone
At this site the first Telephone was installed in Las Vegas Dedicated during Las Vegas' Diamond Jubilee — Map (db m47744) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Flame RestaurantCirca 1961 — Neon Museum
The Flame Restaurant sign was originally installed in 1961 on the roof of the restaurant at #1 Desert Inn Road. Restored through a generous donation from Rich Travis. Installed as part of the Neon Museum on July 8, 1997 Believed to . . . — Map (db m64029) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Huntridge Neighborhood
Las Vegas' first tract subdivision, the Huntridge neighborhood was erected between 1941 and 1944 on land purchased in the 1920s by international businessman Leigh Hunt. After his death in 1931, Hunt's widow sold off large chunks of land. In December . . . — Map (db m47893) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Las Vegas Mormon FortA Midpoint Way Station on the Mormon Road
In April 1855, Brigham Young, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, called thirty men to leave their families and possessions in the recently settled towns of Utah to serve a mission at the Las Vegas Springs. The verdant . . . — Map (db m1419) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Little Church of the West
Built 1942 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m29215) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 270 — The Morelli House
The Morelli House is a classic example of Las Vegas, mid-century residential architecture. It was built in 1959 by the Sands Hotel orchestra leader, Antonio Morelli, and his wife Helen. Originally located at 52 Country Club Lane in the former Desert . . . — Map (db m69450) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Neon Boneyard Park Sign
Panel one: The Neon Boneyard Park Sign The lettering on a neon sign is often the most memorable design component. The Neon Boneyard Park sign includes hidden reference to this aspect of the grand history of Las Vegas signage. Each letter in . . . — Map (db m71210) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma
The Brahma Shrine is renowned throughout the Far East, to people of all faiths, as a place of prayer which in turn bestows prosperity and good fortune on those who come to visit and make their hopes and wishes known. The casting ceremonies for . . . — Map (db m80192) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
1959 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m29216) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 86 — Tule Springs(Archeological Site)
Tule Springs is one of the few sites in the U.S. where evidence suggest the presence of man before 11,000 B.C. Scientific evidence shows this area, once covered with sagebrush and bordered with yellow-pine forests, had many springs. These springs . . . — Map (db m29960) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Twin Lakes LodgeCity of Las Vegas — 1905 - Diamond Jubilee - 1980
The three buildings on the site were constructed in 1949 as a part of Twin Lakes Lodge, a dude ranch surrounded by stables, a lake, rodeo grounds and a natural springs. The buildings are on a portion of the 80 acre Lorenzi Resort originally . . . — Map (db m69454) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — United States Post Office and Courthouse
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior United States Post Office and Courthouse c.1933 — Map (db m47746) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Von Tobel's Hardware Store
As a founder of one of the pioneer families of Las Vegas, Ed Von Tobel came to the 1905 Las Vegas land auction and purchased a lot. He established a lumber company on Main Street in 1905 and then moved to this site in 1906. The hardware business . . . — Map (db m47879) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 12 — Westside School1923
The first school in West Las Vegas opened with two rooms and two teachers for four grades. From 1904 until 1923, children from McWilliams' Townsite crossed the railroad tracks to get to school in Clark's Townsite. This dangerous situation . . . — Map (db m51054) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 14 — Woodlawn Cemetery1914
Until 1914, when the railroad donated land for a city cemetery, people buried the dead in small family plots or on public land just north of the railroad-owened Las Vegas Ranch, east of Las Vegas Boulevard. In pre-railroad times, the Paiute . . . — Map (db m51056) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — Woodlawn Cemetery1914
Opened in 1914 on ten acres of donated land, the cemetery was the unofficial veterans cemetery until 1989 and is the home of Veterans Memorial Circle Woodlawn Cemetery Is listed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m75589) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — Avenue of Flags
American Legion Post No. 60 Laughlin-Nevada proudly designates this Avenue of Flags in honor of all those who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States, protecting our country and assuring us that our flag will forever wave. . . . — Map (db m37279) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 140 — Camels and Commerce
After the United States government's successful experiment with camels in the west in 1857, entrepreneurs saw possibilities in the ungainly beasts for carrying supplies. In addition to the government's camels, which were sold off by 1864, two . . . — Map (db m78520) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — Donald (Don) J. Laughlin
Pioneer and Founding Father of the Town of Laughlin. His vision in 1966 of the opportunities and growth for this area is what you see today. — Map (db m37278) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — History of the Fort Mojave Tribe
In first times, there was chaos, and from the union of earth and sky was born the Great Spirit Matavilya. Before he could teach his people all they needed to know about their world, he was killed by his sister, Frog Woman. It was then that his . . . — Map (db m40308) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado
During the building of Davis Dam, the Nevada side of the river here became known as Tristate. In 1964, Don Laughlin was looking for an investment opportunity. He had sold his 101 Club in North Las Vegas, and flew over a closed saloon and motel . . . — Map (db m46732) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 104 — The Camel Corps
In 1855 Congress authorized $30,000 for camels as frontier military beast of burden because of their adaptability to desert heat, drought, and food. Lt. Edward F. Beale surveyed the wagon route from Fort Defiance, New Mexico, to the Colorado . . . — Map (db m32822) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 140 — The Garcés Expedition
Seeking to open a land route between the Missions of Sonora and California, Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcés, OFM, a Franciscan Missionary priest and explorer, was the first European to enter the present boundaries of Nevada. He departed Mission . . . — Map (db m84277) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 3 — Abbott Way StationCirca 1917
On this site was one of the first rest-over businesses in the Virgin Valley. Here an early version of an adobe brick house was used as a small grocery store with a separate wash house that had shower and laundry facilities, and a way station . . . — Map (db m46745) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 15 — Abram Woodbury Home and Gas StationCirca 1919
Abram Woodbury, one of the first permanent settlers in Mesquite, built a new home here circa 1919 and opened a mercantile store. He also built overnight cabins for tourists and operated Mesquite's first gas station. Abram purchased gasoline by the . . . — Map (db m46762) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 17 — Charles Arthur Hughes Home
Circa 1901"We lived in a lumber granary and the old rock house. We traded for this lot and built a sixteen-foot square room. I borrowed Jim's team and wagon and worked at the sawmill to get lumber for our first home." It was braced on rocks and . . . — Map (db m46764) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 12 — Charles Hardy HomeCirca 1894
Charles Hardy, one of the first settlers in Mesquite, used lumber he brought back from Mt. Trumbull and local adobe to build the original large central room of his home – the other rooms were added later. The room was used as a bedroom, living . . . — Map (db m46941) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 23 — Dairy BarnCirca 1941
This site was the location of the first commercial dairy in Mesquite, which began operating circa 1941. The barn was used by over twenty families in the community. According to a schedule, they would drive their cows to the barn twice a day to milk . . . — Map (db m46743) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 16 — Drug Store / BakeryCirca 1940
In the 1940's the place to go was Leonard Patty's soda fountain and drug store. This was the first soda fountain in town and served up all the favorites for quenching thirst in those days, including phosphates and sodas of all varieties – . . . — Map (db m46763) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 2 — Egg House / Telephone BuildingCirca 1929
The Egg Association formed circa 1929 as a local cooperative, selling and distributing local eggs to tourist oriented businesses, or to market in Las Vegas. High school boys studying agriculture were part of the enterprise. The Association built a . . . — Map (db m46746) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 18 — Ervin "Casey" Jones HouseCirca 1932
This adobe brick building was built by Deloy Abbott circa 1932. Behind the house was another adobe building used as a chicken coop. Ervin Jones purchased the home in 1941 and lived here until his death. The house was later converted to a business. — Map (db m46741) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — History of Mesquite
Mesquite proved a total failure after several years labor. And today only a few ravines and sand-filled ditches mark the place where the village once stood. —LDS Church Historian Andrew Jensen, 1891. The remoteness of the area, . . . — Map (db m1448) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 10 — John David Pulsipher HomeCirca 1900 / 1901
John Pulsipher purchased the Tent School (Marker #9) and moved it across the street to this location to use as a residence. The following year he built a large adobe brick one-room house with walls three adobes thick. The tent was then converted to . . . — Map (db m46747) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — Mary Jane Leavitt Abbott
July 16, 1873 – November 30, 1956. … from weary travelers to women and their children who would come to visit … she never turned anyone away without feeding them. She would invite you to eat and then say ‘There’s plenty such as . . . — Map (db m1466) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 1 — Museum and Fire House
Library Circa 1941 The museum building started as a library and was one of only two National Youth Administration (NYA) projects in Nevada. Volunteers finished the building when NYA funds were diverted to the war effort. Clark County operated . . . — Map (db m46744) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 11 — Rock HouseCirca 1880
This is the oldest standing house in Mesquite and was continuously used as a residence from 1894 until 2003. The original portion of the house dates from circa 1880 occupation when Mesquite Flats was temporarily settled. The large rocks made the . . . — Map (db m46748) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 9 — School and Gymnasium Block
Public Square, Circa 1894 • Tent Chapel and School, circa 1899. When Mormon settlers came to Mesquite Flats in 1894, they designed the southeast corner of this block as the Public Square. It was a place where the community gathered for many . . . — Map (db m1412) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 31 — The Old Spanish Trail1829 - 1850
Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada’s first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angeles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the “49ers” and . . . — Map (db m1414) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 4 — Tithing Lot
Tithing Lot Circa Late 1890s. The southeast quarter of this block was originally owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was used as a tithing lot. Church members paid tithing in-kind donations of fruit, crops, etc., and . . . — Map (db m1282) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 56 — Virgin Valley
Virgin Valley was traveled by Jedediah Smith in 1826 and by Fremont in 1844. The valley served as the right-of-way for the Old Spanish Trail (1829-1848) and for the Mormon road or southern route of travel to southern California. The areas . . . — Map (db m1279) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — 19 — William Abbott Home/Abbott HotelCirca 1901
This is a two-story adobe building with a rock foundation. The walls are three adobes thick and there are six rooms on each floor. Abbott served as Bishop of the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints for 27 years. His . . . — Map (db m46740) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mesquite — William Elias Abbott
October 16, 1869 – February 19, 1949. It was under William Abbott’s supervision that Mesquite was founded on a firm foundation. —Howard Pulsipher, Mesquite Pioneer. At the age of eight, William journeyed . . . — Map (db m1447) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Moapa Valley — 36 — Moapa Valley
Rich in prehistoric, pueblo-type culture, and noted by the explorer Jedediah Smith in 1826, Moapa Valley is crossed by the Old Spanish Trail. In 1865 Brigham Young sent 75 families to settle the area, to grow cotton for the people of Utah, and . . . — Map (db m46780) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Moapa Valley — Pueblo Grande De NevadaLost City Museum
Existing today as a 30-mile series of adobe ruins, this “Lost City” was once the home of an ancient Anasazi Indian civilization. Beginning with the basketmakers (300 B.C.-A.D.700) & followed by the Pueblos (A.D.700-1150) this valley was . . . — Map (db m62112) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Mountain Springs — 34 — The Old Spanish Trail1829-1850
Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada's first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angeles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49'ers" and Mormon . . . — Map (db m89437) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — Deadly Flash Flood
It looked like a big, black wall of water. There were maybe two or three waves. all carrying something, vehicles upside down. Manuel Cortez, Las Vegas Review-Journal On September 14, 1974, a flash flood roared down Eldorado Canyon . . . — Map (db m92464) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — 6 — El Dorado Canyon
Toward the Colorado River from this point runs El Dorado Canyon where occurred one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history. Gold and Silver mines were developed here about 1859 and soon rich mines were developed. In the 1860's the canyon was . . . — Map (db m29326) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — 6 — El Dorado Canyon
Toward the Colorado River from this point runs El Dorado Canyon where occurred one of the biggest mining booms in Nevada history. Gold and Silver mines were developed here about 1859 and soon rich mines were developed. In the 1860's the canyon was . . . — Map (db m29327) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — 6 — Eldorado CanyonHead of Steamboat Navigation in Nevada
Eldorado Canyon, the site of a mining boom, runs east from here to the Colorado River. Prospectors began digging for gold and silver here, about 1859, forming the Colorado Mining District. The three largest mines, the Techatticup, Wall Street, and . . . — Map (db m92463) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — Queho's Cave
In 1940, Charley Kenyon and Art Schroeder located a cave above the Colorado River, about twelve miles northeast of this spot. In it were the remains of southern Nevada's last great renegade, Queho, who had been dead about six months. Queho had grown . . . — Map (db m29332) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Nelson — Techatticup Mine
The Techatticup Mine, located in 1861, was the most important mine in El Dorado Canyon. It produced millions of dollars in gold ore, and was originally served by steamboats on the Colorado River. The mine's name is taken from two Paiute words . . . — Map (db m29331) HM
Nevada (Clark County), North Las Vegas — 224 — Kyle (Kiel) Ranch
Established by Conrad Kiel in 1875, this was one of the only two major ranches in Las Vegas Valley throughout the 19th century. The Kiel tenure was marked by violence. Neighboring rancher Archibald Stewart was killed in a gunfight here in 1884. . . . — Map (db m22414) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — 168 — Arrowhead Trail1914-1924
Las Vegans claimed to be the originators of this all-weather route between Los Angels and Salt Lake City. From the beginning, the Arrowhead Trail was a "grass roots" effort including promotion by various chambers of commerce and volunteer . . . — Map (db m78741) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Atlatl Rock
An atlatl is a throwing stick or a dart thrower used by ancient tribes to give more force to their darts or spears. It was usually a wooden stick about two feet long with a handhold on one end and a hook on the other end. A slot cut in the tail end . . . — Map (db m72354)
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Beehives
Once part of a sand deposit that covered a vast area, these rocks have been subjected to a relentless attack by harsh winds, rain, heat and cold creating the many unusual formations that make up the Valley of Fire. — Map (db m72357)
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley
During the early 1860's, Brigham Young directed that settlements be built in the area known today as the Moapa Valley. The water from the Muddy River, and the rich soil of the Valley, made the land a prime agricultural area for southern Nevada. . . . — Map (db m47027) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Fay Perkins, Sr.
January 28, 1885—October 10, 1962 Fay Perkins Sr., was born in Overton, Nevada and spent his entire life in Moapa Valley. In 1924, Fay Perkins and his brother John Perkins reported to Governor James G. Scrugham that many ancient Indian . . . — Map (db m4036) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — In Memory of Sergeant John J. Clark — ( Early Valley of Fire Traveler )
John J. Clark was born in Canada in 1844. He enlisted as a private in Company F of the New York Infantry in 1862, serving actively in the Civil War. After being shot in the hand and contracting typhoid fever, he was honorably discharged 6 . . . — Map (db m32812) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Lost City Museum
This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps to display artifacts of prehistoric Native American cultures. — Map (db m4038) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — 275 — Moapa Valley Pioneers
In 1864 Brigham Young called for settlers to colonize the Muddy (now Moapa) Valley. On January 8, 1865, eleven men and three women arrived and began the first settlement at St. Thomas, now covered by the waters of Lake Mead. Later other settlements . . . — Map (db m4039) HM

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