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

Boulder City, Nevada

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 18, 2014
1. Boulder City, Nevada Marker
Inscription. Originally founded in 1931 as a community for the workers building Hoover Dam, Boulder City was the first planned community in southern Nevada. Designed by Saco Rienk DeBoer, it was a federal reservation. Only workers associated with the building or operations of the dam could live in the new community. Gaming and alcohol were both banned initially, and today Boulder City is the only incorporated city in Nevada where gaming is not allowed.

The community grew quickly. The post office opened and the rail line was completed to the dam site in 1931. The first airport opened in 1933. With the completion of the Boulder Canyon Project, the town became the home of dam workers and their families.

In 1959, the community was incorporated, with a celebration held on January 4, 1960. The land and buildings owned by the federal government were turned over to the new city. Since then, the community has grown, becoming the gateway to Hoover Dam.
 
Erected 2013 by the Queho Posse Chapter E Clampus Vitus with the cooperation of the City of Boulder City.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 58.806′ N, 114° 50.077′ W. Marker is in Boulder
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By Bill Kirchner, February 18, 2014
2. Boulder City, Nevada Marker
City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Park Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the center of Wilbur Square Park between Nevada Highway and Utah Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boulder Dam Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Puddler's Break (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Hitchin’ a Ride” (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabam (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Rag Town Goddess” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hoover Dam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Boulder City, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 18, 2014
3. Boulder City, Nevada Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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