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

Railroad Pass

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
1. Railroad Pass Marker
Inscription. Named for an 1890's railroad which was never built, Railroad Pass first became a destination after Professor Robert T. Hill discovered alunite in the area in 1908. A mining district was formed, but only small amounts of gold were found. Mines in the area included the Alunite, Bean Pot, Lucky Dutchman, Ouo Vadis, Spearhead, and Vincent. The short-lived mining boom ended by 1910.

With the advent of the Great Depression, tent cities sprang up in the pass with names like Texas Acres and Oklahoma City. The Railroad Pass school district was organized in 1932, with a one room school just above this site, which operated until absorbed into the Henderson School District in 1942. The patented Alunite Mine site was acquired because of its proximity to the Boulder Canyon project. A bar and casino was built, which opened in 1931. This casino, originally known as Railroad Pass Club, holds gaming license #4 issued by the State of Nevada, and is the oldest continually operating casino in the state.
 
Erected 2009 by the Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus, in cooperation with the Railroad Pass Casino.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 58.316′ N, 114° 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
2. Railroad Pass Marker
54.696′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Highway (U.S. 93) 1.3 miles west of U.S. 95, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is just north of the traffic light, as you enter the parking lot of the casino. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alunite (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bootleg Canyon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Arrowhead Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); TWA Terminal Building (approx. 3 miles away); McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hoover Dam Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. 4 miles away); Women Airforce Service Pilots (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Categories. EntertainmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Railroad Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
3. Railroad Pass Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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