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First Las Vegas Post Office

 
 
First Las Vegas Post Office Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
1. First Las Vegas Post Office Marker
Inscription. 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, January 10, 1856. This office was continued until the mission was abandoned in 1857. Mr. Steele acted as postmaster under President Bringhurst.
 
Erected 1951 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 170.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.84′ N, 115° 8.005′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from East Washington Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard North. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Las Vegas Fort (a few steps from this marker); Old Mormon Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Las Vegas Mormon Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neon Boneyard Park Sign (approx. mile away); Silver Slipper Gambling Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "H" Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jerry's Nugget (approx. 0.3 miles away); Biltmore Village (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
First Las Vegas Post Office Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
2. First Las Vegas Post Office Marker
First Las Vegas Post Office and Las Vegas Fort Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
3. First Las Vegas Post Office and Las Vegas Fort Markers
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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