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Padre Francisco Garcés

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
1. Padre Francisco Garcés Marker
Inscription.  
First recorded white man to enter Nevada.
He traveled though Nevada in 1775-6.
The small rocks are from the 48 states.

 
Erected 1953 by Francisco Garces Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 36° 10.827′ N, 115° 11.234′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from West Washington Avenue. Marker is in the rose garden at the northwest corner of Lorenzi Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3333 West Washington Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89107, 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. Twin Lakes Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzi Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Las Vegas (The Meadows) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Las Vegas Springs (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Las Vegas Springs (approx.
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
2. Padre Francisco Garcés Marker
¾ mile away); Binion House (approx. one mile away); Kim Produce Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Water Company (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2013
3. Padre Francisco Garcés Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 28 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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