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

Old Betsy

 
 
Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
1. Old Betsy Marker
Inscription. On this site stood "Old Betsy," Las Vegas' first electric generator, which serviced the power needs of the new town. The generator, operated by the Consolidated Power and Telephone company, supplied electricity from 1906-1916. The company evolved into the Southern Nevada Power Company in 1930 just before the building of Hoover Dam, and changed its name to Nevada Power in 1961.
 
Erected 2005 by The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
 
Location. 36° 9.864′ N, 115° 9.06′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Garces Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic 5th Street School (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Ralph Louis Engelstad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Von Tobel's Hardware Store (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); First Church Built in Las Vegas (approx. half a mile away); Historic Preservation
Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
2. Old Betsy Marker
(approx. half a mile away); County Courthouses (approx. half a mile away); Las Vegas' Most Historic Hotel & Casino (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Telephone (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
<i>Rear of:</i> Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
3. Rear of: Old Betsy Marker
Photo on Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photo on Old Betsy Marker
Photo Caption:
Company engineers standing in front of "Betsy."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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