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

Museum and Fire House

 
 
Museum and Fire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Museum and Fire House Marker
Inscription.
Library
Circa 1941
The museum building started as a library and was one of only two National Youth Administration (NYA) projects in Nevada. Volunteers finished the building when NYA funds were diverted to the war effort. Clark County operated a branch library at this site for about a year.
Hospital
Circa 1943
Due to rationing and the difficulty of travel during Would War II, the building was converted to a hospital and later a medical clinic. It operated under the direction of nurse Bertha Howe until 1977.
Virgin Valley Heritage Museum
1985
After the City incorporated in 1984, the building became City property and was converted to a museum. Mementos and artifacts from the area were generously donated by Virgin Valley residents. In 1991 the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fire House
Circa mid-1950's
The building northwest of the Museum served as the first fire station in Mesquite and was staffed by volunteer firemen. The first fire engine was a four-wheel drive army truck donated by Nellis Air Force Base.
 
Erected by City of Mesquite. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location.
Museum and Fire House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
2. Museum and Fire House Marker
36° 48.246′ N, 114° 4.115′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on West Mesquite Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West Mesquite Boulevard, Mesquite NV 89027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abbott Way Station (here, next to this marker); Virgin Valley (here, next to this marker); The Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Egg House / Telephone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Tithing Lot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Mesquite (about 600 feet away); Mary Jane Leavitt Abbott (about 600 feet away); William Elias Abbott (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Close-Up Photo of Library/Hospital Building Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
3. Close-Up Photo of Library/Hospital Building Displayed on Marker
Close-Up Photo of First Fire Truck Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Close-Up Photo of First Fire Truck Displayed on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the museum and firehouse buildings. • Can you help?
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