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

Kim Produce Farm


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By Michael Kindig, June 4, 2008
1. Kim Produce Farm Marker
Inscription. 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 soil produce crops. Frank Kim, Sr [...] advertising melons, tomatoes and onions by the crate. Customers could pick them up at his home, the last house on Clark Street (now Bonanza), south of the road near present day Martin Luther King Boulevard. At the same time Kim raised a family of solid citizens.

Frank Kim, Jr. graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1943, joined the Navy in WWII, and became a policeman in 1946. Promoted to Lieutenant, he then was appointed Detective Bureau Watch Commander, served in search and rescue units, and was the first to advocate helicopters for police use. In 1988, the community granted special recognition to Frank Kim, Jr. for his 31 years of service to the Las Vegas Police Department with the dedication of Frank Kim Elementary School.
Erected by Las Vegas Pioneer Trail. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 36° 10.634′ N, 115° 9.998′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of
Kim Produce Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 4, 2008
2. Kim Produce Farm Marker
West Bonanza Road (State Highway 579) and Clarkway Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Bonanza Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1804 West Bonanza Road, Las Vegas NV 89106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Binion House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moulin Rouge (approx. 0.7 miles away); McWilliams' Townsite (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. James the Apostle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harrison Boarding House (approx. one mile away); Jackson Street Commercial District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Twin Lakes Lodge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Padre Francisco GarcÚs (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Pioneer Trail - West Las Vegas
Also see . . .  Pioneer Trail Brochure. The Pioneer Trail is the vision of the West Las Vegas community that wanted to celebrate the history of West Las Vegas and the early pioneers that settled the area and contributed to its culture and heritage. A community group was formed to interview long-time residents and research the history of the area. The result was an extensive oral history collection and access to photographic archives that wove a tale of dreams realized and lost,
Site of Kim Produce Farm image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 4, 2008
3. Site of Kim Produce Farm
civil rights victories, speakeasies and the development of a strong community, ethnically diverse and culturally rich. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
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