Near Boulder City in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Head of Steamboat Navigation in Nevada
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Cultural Affairs. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 35° 49.656′ N, 114° 56.184′ 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Eldorado Canyon (a few steps from this marker); Women Airforce Service Pilots (approx. 9.6 miles away); Railroad Pass (approx. 10.1 miles away); Alunite (approx. 10.2 miles away); El Dorado Canyon (approx. 10.2 miles away); Queho's Cave (approx. 11 miles away); Techatticup Mine (approx. 11.1 miles away); a different marker also named El Dorado Canyon (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
Regarding Eldorado Canyon. The original concrete marker that was located here at the intersection of Nevada Route 165 and US Route 95 was severely damaged when US 95 was widened to four lanes. Tony and Bobbie Werly, owners of the Historic Techatticup Mine, salvaged the marker and through their efforts had a replacement marker constructed.
However, by the time the new concrete marker was completed the State of Nevada had determined to use metal markers along roadways and this marker was erected.
The residents of Nelson decided to set up the new concrete marker near the entrance to the Canyon.
Also see . . . New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to this marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on October 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Natural Resources • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on March 11, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on June 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.