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

“Hitchin’ a Ride”

by L’Deane Trueblood, Aritst

 
 
“Hitchin’ a Ride” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 29, 2013
1. “Hitchin’ a Ride” Marker
Inscription. When the government built Boulder City, it didn't plan for children. But, as the Depression drove workers into southern Nevada to build Hoover Dam, workers brought their families with them. The new town and surrounding desert provided an exciting playground for the children, who hiked the hills, caught lizards and snakes, or built little dams in their sandy backyards. On Saturday afternoons, children rode their bikes on brand new sidewalks to the Boulder Theatre for a Three Stooges matinee, down to Delmar’s Drugstore for a nickel Coke, or around the park under the newly planted trees.
 
Location. 35° 58.66′ N, 114° 50.259′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Nevada Highway near Avenue B, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Nevada Highway, Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Puddler's Break (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boulder Dam Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alabam (about 500 feet away); “Rag Town Goddess” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoover Dam Turbine Runner
“Hitchin’ a Ride” image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 29, 2013
2. “Hitchin’ a Ride”
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoover Dam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boulder City, Nevada (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Boulder City.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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