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

Las Vegas Springs

 
 
Las Vegas Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 4, 2008
1. Las Vegas Springs Marker
Inscription. 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 Land and Water Company, regulated water use. Early delivery to residents was inconsistent, often due to the use of redwood pipes. The valley was dotted with artesian wells; unfortunately many were unmonitored, contributing to the depletion of the water table. The building of Hoover Dam and the formation of Lake Mead n the 1930s eventually provided a permanent, stable water supply for the valley. The Las Vegas Land and Water company sold the facilities and rights to the Las Vegas Valley Water District in 1954. In the mid-1950s, Lake Mead water began to flow into Las Vegas. Water has been a key factor in the evolution of Las Vegas and will continue to play a critical role in the sustainability of our community.
 
Location. 36° 10.217′ N, 115° 11.54′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of South Valley View Boulevard and Meadows Lane, on the right when traveling north on South Valley View Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Springs
Springs Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 4, 2008
2. Springs Preserve
Preserve. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 South Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas NV 89152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Las Vegas Springs (here, next to this marker); Lorenzi Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Water Company (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Well Tower #10 (approx. ¾ mile away); Padre Francisco Garcés (approx. ¾ mile away); Twin Lakes Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Binion House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Kim Produce Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
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Pioneer Trail Banner image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 4, 2008
3. Pioneer Trail Banner
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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