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McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor

 
 
McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
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In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
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 left when traveling north. Marker is in the parking lot for the River Mountains Loop Trailhead. 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
2. McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker
<i>Back of</i> McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
3. Back of McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 179 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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