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McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor

 
 
McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
1. McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker
Inscription. In 1930, Michael McKeever set up a small tent house in Hermenway Wash slightly north of Government Survey Camp #1, where he was a government cook. Soon other workers started building homes nearby, and the area became known as McKeeversville. McKeeversville was considered a squatters' camp, and as soon as homes were available in the new Boulder City residents were strongly encouraged to move.

By 1940, only five residents remained. Local authorities tried to close down the settlement, but World War II brought new families looking for housing and the small camp grew again. When Boulder City was incorporated in 1960, the federal government turned over control of the land to the new city. The bill allowing the transfer included language which allowed residents in McKeeversville to buy their own lots. Later the name of the area changed to Lakeview, though some remnants of the 1930's camp still stand.
 
Erected 2012 by Queho Posse Chapter of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 59.051′ N, 114° 50.586′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on U.S. 93 0.4 miles north of Industrial Road, on the
McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
2. McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker
left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot for the River Mountains Loop Trailhead. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner (approx. half a mile away); Puddler's Break (approx. half a mile away); “Hitchin’ a Ride” (approx. half a mile away); Boulder City, Nevada (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Boulder Dam Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alabam (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Rag Town Goddess” (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
3. Back of McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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