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Laughlin in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 27, 2011
1. Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado Marker
Inscription. 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 across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona. Laughlin saw a possibility, and purchased the motel, saloon and six acres along the Colorado River. His vision was a Las Vegas south, with casinos and hotels lining the river. In 1966, Laughlin opened the Riverside Hotel and Casino, which became the nucleus of a new gaming resort community. When a name was needed for the new post office, postal authorities chose Laughlin. Today Laughlin boasts ten gaming resorts, a population over 10,000 and is a popular destination in southern Nevada.
 
Erected 2011 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 9.985′ N, 114° 34.277′ W. Marker is in Laughlin, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from South Casino Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the south entrance to the Riverside Casino. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 South Casino Drive, Laughlin NV 89029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Bill Kirchner, August 27, 2011
2. Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camels and Commerce (approx. 0.3 miles away); Avenue of Flags (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donald (Don) J. Laughlin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fort Mohave (approx. 0.8 miles away in Arizona); Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park (approx. 1.8 miles away in Arizona); Hardyville Site (approx. 3.3 miles away in Arizona); Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away in Arizona); The GarcÚs Expedition (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laughlin.
 
Also see . . .  Down By the River. An article by A.D. Hopkins on the life of Don Laughlin.
After leaving high school because he was making a bundle of money gambling, a boy from Minnesota founded a town in Nevada that bears his name and his luck. (Submitted on September 1, 2011.) 
 
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Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 27, 2011
3. Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado Marker
Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 27, 2011
4. Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado Marker
Riverside Resort Hotel Casino image. Click for full size.
circa 1966
5. Riverside Resort Hotel Casino
Riverside Resort Hotel Casino image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2011
6. Riverside Resort Hotel Casino
View from intersection of Arizona highways 95 and 68.
Laughlin Casinos image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2011
7. Laughlin Casinos
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 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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