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

Bootleg Canyon

 
 
Bootleg Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
1. Bootleg Canyon Marker
Inscription.  Originally a Native American trail, Bootleg Canyon – also called the Hooch Highway was a well-known backdoor into Boulder City and the Hoover Dam construction site during prohibition. Bootleggers brewed illegal alcohol in stills hidden in draws and arroyos then moved it through the canyon into the dry community of Boulder City and down to the Colorado River. Later, trails in the area were improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the area was used for public picnics and gatherings. Today, Bootleg Canyon is the site of many hiking and mountain biking trails.
 
Erected 2007 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNative AmericansParks & Recreational AreasRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
 
Location. 35° 59.033′ N, 114° 51.727′ W. Marker
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is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Canyon Road, 0.6 miles north of Industrial Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor (approx. 1.1 miles away); TWA Terminal Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hoover Dam Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. 1.4 miles away); “Rag Town Goddess” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alabam (approx. 1.4 miles away); Puddler's Break (approx. 1.4 miles away); “Hitchin’ a Ride” (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Bootleg Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
2. Bootleg Canyon Marker
Bootleg Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
3. Bootleg Canyon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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