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

Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station

Circa 1919

 
 
Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station Marker
Inscription.  Abram Woodbury, one of the first permanent settlers in Mesquite, built a new home here circa 1919 and opened a mercantile store. He also built overnight cabins for tourists and operated Mesquite's first gas station. Abram purchased gasoline by the drum and hauled it by team and wagon from the train station in Moapa, selling it one gallon at a time. Later a regular tank was put in, and the gas came out by turning a handle.
 
Erected by City of Mesquite. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 36° 48.323′ N, 114° 3.856′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st North and North Sandhill Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on East 1st North. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesquite NV 89027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drug Store / Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Hardy Home
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Arthur Hughes Home (about 400 feet away); John David Pulsipher Home (about 500 feet away); Rock House (about 500 feet away); William Abbott Home / Abbott Hotel (about 500 feet away); Ervin "Casey" Jones House (about 500 feet away); School and Gymnasium Block (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Regarding Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station. The Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station have been replaced by a strip mall.
 
Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
2. Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station Marker
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner
3. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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