“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
North Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Kyle (Kiel) Ranch

Kyle (Kiel) Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By M H, September 12, 2009
1. Kyle (Kiel) Ranch Marker
Inscription. 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. Edwin and William Kiel were found murdered on the ranch in October 1900.

The San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad purchased the ranch in 1903 and later sold it to Las Vegas banker John S. Park, who built the elegant white mansion.

Subsequent owners included Edwin Taylor (1924-39), whose cowboy ranch hands competed in national rodeos, and Edwin Losee (1939-58), who developed the Boulderado Dude Ranch here, a popular residence for divorce seekers.

In the late 1950's, business declined and the ranch was sold. In 1976, 26 acres of the original ranch were purchased jointly by the City of North Las Vegas and its Bicentennial Committee as a historic project.
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology, The Kyle Committee for Preservation,. (Marker Number 224.)
Location. 36° 12.183′ N, 115° 8.427′ W. Marker is in North Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Kiel Way and East Carey Way, on the left when traveling north on Kiel Way. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Las Vegas NV 89030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moody House
The southeast corner of Kyle Ranch image. Click for full size.
By M H, September 12, 2009
2. The southeast corner of Kyle Ranch
(approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Christensen House "The Castle" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jackson Street Commercial District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Las Vegas Paiute Colony (approx. 1.3 miles away); Westside School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Harrison Boarding House (approx. 1.5 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The History of Nevada. Click on the second photo to view a photo. (Submitted on September 13, 2009.) 

2. Wikipedia - Article - Kyle Ranch. The history as well as a vintage photo of the mansion mentioned in marker text. (Submitted on September 13, 2009.) 

3. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to this marker for grammar, readability, and content. It is now noted that the elegant white mansion on the property burned in 1991. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
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The south grounds of Kyle Ranch image. Click for full size.
By M H, September 12, 2009
3. The south grounds of Kyle Ranch
Kyle (Kiel) Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
4. Kyle (Kiel) Ranch
Two remaining buildings on the Kyle Ranch. Photo taken from Kiel Way.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.   4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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