“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Clark County, Nevada

Clickable Map of Clark County, Nevada and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Clark County, NV (180) Lincoln County, NV (34) Nye County, NV (73) Mohave County, AZ (100) Inyo County, CA (115) San Bernardino County, CA (299)  ClarkCounty(180) Clark County (180)  LincolnCounty(34) Lincoln County (34)  NyeCounty(73) Nye County (73)  MohaveCountyArizona(100) Mohave County (100)  InyoCountyCalifornia(115) Inyo County (115)  SanBernardinoCounty(299) San Bernardino County (299)
Las Vegas is the county seat for Clark County
Adjacent to Clark County, Nevada
      Lincoln County (34)  
      Nye County (73)  
      Mohave County, Arizona (100)  
      Inyo County, California (115)  
      San Bernardino County, California (299)  
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1Nevada, Clark County, Blue Diamond — 142 — Old Spanish TrailMountain Springs Pass
This portion of the Old Spanish Trail was discovered in January, 1830, by Antonio Armijo during his first trip from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. The spring just north of this marker provided excellent water and fed meadows of luxuriant grass for draft . . . Map (db m213760) HM
2Nevada, Clark County, Blue Diamond — Spring Mountain Ranch
James B. Wilson, a gold miner and veteran of the Civil war, arrived in southern Nevada in 1869. He first started a ranch near the original Las Vegas Rancho, but sold that property. In 1876 he homesteaded the Sandstone Ranch on this location with . . . Map (db m205214) HM
3Nevada, Clark County, Blue Diamond — 33 — The Old Spanish Trail1829 – 1850
Stretching for 130 miles across Clark County, this historic horse trail became Nevada's first route of commerce in 1829 when trade was initiated between Santa Fe and Los Angles. The trail was later used by the wagons of the "49ers" and Mormon . . . Map (db m29218) HM
4Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — “Hitchin’ a Ride”by L’Deane Trueblood, Aritst
When the government built Boulder City, it didn't plan for children. But, as the Depression drove workers into southern Nevada to build Hoover Dam, workers brought their families with them. The new town and surrounding desert provided an exciting . . . Map (db m71106) HM
5Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — “Rag Town Goddess”by Sandra Messina, Artist
Those that came to Boulder City to work on the dam lived in harsh conditions. The oppressive heat of the summers and the unbearable cold of the winters took its toll on many. Even the most mundane chores were difficult in this inhospitable . . . Map (db m71107) HM
6Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Alabam
At the height of Hoover Dam construction, more than 7,000 men labored in Black Canyon. Some jobs were glamorous and exciting, such as the high scalers who swung over the canyon on ropes or the cableway operators who kept concrete buckets moving 24 . . . Map (db m39487) HM
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7Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Bootleg Canyon
Originally a Native American trail, Bootleg Canyon – also called the Hooch Highway was a well-known backdoor into Boulder City and the Hoover Dam construction site during prohibition. Bootleggers brewed illegal alcohol in stills hidden in . . . Map (db m29324) HM
8Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Boulder City, Nevada
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 . . . Map (db m71903) HM
9Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Civil Engineering Monument of the MillenniumHoover Dam
One of the finest examples of how civil engineering ingenuity shaped the development of society's quality of life in the 20th century.Map (db m31900) HM
10Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Dr. Elwood MeadNamesake of Lake Mead
Born in 1858, Dr. Elwood Mead became a world-renowned water and irrigation engineer. He wrote Wyoming's first water code, the basis for codes throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand. He wrote the Carey Act, led . . . Map (db m31902) HM
11Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — 6 — Eldorado CanyonHead of Steamboat Navigation in Nevada
Eldorado Canyon runs east from here to the Colorado River and was the site of one of Nevada's mining booms. Prospectors began digging for gold and silver here, about 1859, forming the Colorado Mining District. The three largest mines, the . . . Map (db m29328) HM
12Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Frank T. Crowe
[ Front ]: "The Old Man" Francis Trenholm Crowe Born: October 12, 1882 Died: February 26, 1946 World's Outstanding Builder of Dams [ Right Side ]: "We had 5,000 men in a 4000-foot canyon. The problem was to . . . Map (db m39485) HM
13Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Heroes of Hoover
The building of Hoover Dam was a ray of hope for a nation struggling with hard times. Newsreel images of the high-scalers who worked the canyon walls ignited public interest in the project. "Scaling" is the process of removing loose rock . . . Map (db m111191) HM
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14Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Hoover Dam
A modern civil engineering wonder of the United States One of seven selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers 1955Map (db m13436) HM
15Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
Since 1935, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead have provided flood control, irrigation, drinking water, and power to communities in the desert. These resources have transformed the southwest into production farmland and thriving communities. The dam was . . . Map (db m31879) HM
16Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Hoover Dam Memorial
[ Front ]: They endured the hardships so all of America might prosper This Memorial was contributed by the men and women who built Hoover Dam to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its dedication September 30, . . . Map (db m39486) HM
17Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Hoover Dam Turbine Runner
This cast steel turbine runner (water wheel), which is 14.2 feet in diameter and weighs over 34 tons, powered the N-7 generator at Hoover Dam Power Plant from 1944 to 1982. The function of a turbine runner is to convert the force of falling water, . . . Map (db m29248) HM
18Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — McKeeversville, Boulder City's Predecessor
In 1930, Michael McKeever set up a small tent house in Hermenway Wash slightly north of Government Survey Camp #1, where he was a government cook. Soon other workers started building homes nearby, and the area became known as McKeeversville. . . . Map (db m69447) HM
19Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
May all who cross the canyon on this memorial bridge travel their life journeys with the strength and inspiration found in the high ideals and heroic deeds of these brave humble men. In Memory of these men of heroic sprit who overcame . . . Map (db m46836) HM
20Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Puddler's Break
Legend has it there are many workers buried in Hoover Dam. However, due to the manner in which the Dam was constructed, this would have been impossible. "Puddlers" directed buckets of concrete over empty forms, released the concrete, and then used . . . Map (db m39488) HM
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21Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — Railroad Pass
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 . . . Map (db m214462) HM
22Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — The Boulder Dam Hotel
The Boulder Dam Hotel has been part of Boulder City history since its opening in 1933. Designed by Mort Wagner the hotel was built by Paul Stewart "Jim" Webb, Raymond Spilsbury, and Austin Clark. It is located in Cardenas Plaza - known today as . . . Map (db m39502) HM
23Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — The Dog Who Owned a Dam
The Hoover Dam mascot only acted like he owned the dam, but without a doubt, he owned the hearts of its workers. The dog wandered freely around the job site; up ladders, over catwalks and through tunnels. He even rode the open-air elevator . . . Map (db m111204) HM
24Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — The Hoover Dam Construction MascotThe Dog Who Owned the Dam
The Hoover Dam construction crew’s mascot was found as a puppy by workers at the construction camp. This dog traveled to and from the dam site with them and spent his days visiting the many work areas. On February 21, 1941, the life of this . . . Map (db m111203) HM
25Nevada, Clark County, Boulder City — TWA Terminal Building
In 1938, Transcontinental and Western Air Lines, later Trans World Airlines, began serving Clark County, flying into Bullock Field in Boulder City. The airline believed that Boulder City would be a more lucrative market than nearby Las Vegas, and . . . Map (db m46833) HM
26Nevada, Clark county, Boulder City — Women Airforce Service PilotsWW II 1942 – 1944
We Salute all WASPS…Y You have shown that you can fly wingtip to wingtip with your brothersMap (db m46834) HM
27Nevada, Clark County, Callville Bay — A Town at the BottomLake Meade National Recreation Area — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
About two miles in front of you, the remains of the town of Callville lie buried in silt on the bottom of Lake Mead. Originally developed as a port on the Colorado River to supply goods to Mormon settlements, Callville had long been a desolate . . . Map (db m3917) HM
28Nevada, Clark County, Cal-Nev-Ari — 138 — Cal-Nev-Ari
Originally known as Stage Field, this was an outlying airfield of Camp Ibis, one of the eleven camps established within the Desert Training Center, California-Arizonan Maneuver Area during World War II. Developed by General George S. Patton, Jr., . . . Map (db m78522) HM
29Nevada, Clark County, Goodsprings — Good's Spring
This small spring, first used by Anasazi and Paiute people, also sustained the caravan that pioneered a pack route now known as the Old Spanish Trail. En route to Los Angeles from Santa Fe, trader Antonio Armijo, 60 men and 100 mules camped here on . . . Map (db m39470) HM
30Nevada, Clark County, Goodsprings — 102 — Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957
Ore deposits readily recognized in the faulted and folded limestone deposits of this district remained unworked until 1856, when the Mormons developed a single lead mine at Potosi—probably the oldest lode mine in Nevada. Named for . . . Map (db m39471) HM
31Nevada, Clark County, Goodsprings — The Pioneer Saloon
George Fayle moved to southern Nevada from Calico, California in 1904. He settled at Goodsprings Junction, which was later renamed for his wife Jean. In 1912, he moved to Goodsprings. He built the Pioneer Saloon in 1913, later building the Fayle . . . Map (db m39472) HM
32Nevada, Clark County, Henderson — Alunite"There's Gold In Them Thar Hills". . . Or Is There?
Seeking Pay Dirt In 1908, mining engineer Robert T. Hill staked a claim in Railroad Pass hoping to find gold deposits as rich as those in Goldfield to the north and Searchlight to the south. Hill reasoned that gold could surely be found at . . . Map (db m46738) HM
33Nevada, Clark County, Henderson — 197 — Arrowhead TrailHenderson
The name, "Arrowhead Trail" likely originated from the former San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad's logo, an arrowhead. Prior to 1850, New Mexican trading caravans from Santa Fe en route to Los Angeles used this segment of the Old Spanish . . . Map (db m212309) HM
34Nevada, Clark County, Henderson — 141 — The Old Spanish Trail – Armijo's Route
On January 8, 1830, the first pack train to pass from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Los Angles crossed Las Vegas Valley. Antonio Armijo, a merchant in Santa Fe, commanded the train and roughly sixty men. The successful completion of the journey opened a . . . Map (db m29247) HM
35Nevada, Clark County, Hoover Dam — "High Scaler"
The man depicted on this monument is performing one of the most dangerous yet essential jobs in the construction of the (Boulder) Hoover Dam. Sitting in a bosun’s chair, hundreds of feet in the air, his job was to set charges and clear the loose . . . Map (db m24317) HM
36Nevada, Clark County, Hoover Dam — Dr. Elwood Mead
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, 1924-1936 whose life-time work culminated in construction of the Boulder Canyon project creating Lake Mead, named in his honor.Map (db m1313) HM
37Nevada, Clark County, Hoover Dam — They Died to Make the Desert Bloom
The United States of America will continue to remember that many who toiled here found their final rest while engaged in the building of this dam. The United States of America will continue to remember the services of all who labored to clothe . . . Map (db m1311) HM
38Nevada, Clark County, Hoover Dam — They Laboured that Millions might see a Brighter Day
In Memory of our Fellowmen who lost their lives in the construction of this dam.Map (db m1312) HM
39Nevada, Clark County, Jean — Jean, Nevada
Founded in 1904 as Goodsprings Junction, a station on the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad, Jean received its current name in 1905 when the post office was opened. It was named in honor of Jean Fayle, the wife of George Fayle who had . . . Map (db m129575) HM
40Nevada, Clark County, Jean — Old Elko Fire Bell Reported missing
According to the early history of Elko, Nevada, this curfew and fire bell played a vital role for local citizenry. It often rang to signal disastrous fires, deaths of celebrities, and celebrations. Harbinger of both good tidings and bad, the . . . Map (db m201468) HM
41Nevada, Clark County, Jean — The Arrowhead Trail Highway
The first automobile road to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas was the Arrowhead Trail Highway. Planned, promoted and built beginning in the second decade of the twentieth century, this was one of the named interstate highways of the Good Roads . . . Map (db m103380) HM
42Nevada, Clark County, Jean — The Last Spike
Track crews constructing west from Salt Lake City met track crews constructing east from Los Angles January 30, 1950Map (db m29368) HM
43Nevada, Clark County, Jean — 195 — The Last Spike
On January 30, 1905, near this site, workers drove the last spike that completed the railroad between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Los Angeles, California. This was the last "transcontinental" line to Southern California and one of the last lines . . . Map (db m156462) HM
44Nevada, Clark County, Jean — The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad
Built in 1911, The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad was a twelve and a half mile long narrow gauge railroad connecting the town of Goodsprings with the Union Pacific Railroad here in Jean. The railroad was built using materials from the defunct . . . Map (db m107085) HM
45Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Aladdin's LampCirca 1966 — Neon Museum —
Aladdin's Lamp was originally installed in 1966 at the Aladdin Hotel, 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Restored through a generous donation from Richard Schuetz and presented as a gift, with love, to Mayor Jan Laverty Jones and her children: . . . Map (db m64033) HM
46Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Auction Site Reported missing
On May 15, 1905, in this area, The City of Las Vegas was founded with the auction of lots in Clark's Las Vegas Townsite by San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and Las Vegas Land & Water Company, predecessors of Union Pacific Railroad and . . . Map (db m47732) HM
47Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Auction Site / First Train Depot Reported missing
This is a two sided marker Side A: Auction Site At this site on May 15th 1905, the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad auctioned off lots for the creation of the new city of Las Vegas. With 110 degree temperatures scorching . . . Map (db m47736) HM
48Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 16 — Biltmore Village1942 Reported missing
This WWII neighborhood was named for the Nevada Biltmore Hotel which opened nearby in 1942. A WWII housing shortage called for the construction of several hundred homes for military personnel and their families. The federal government approved the . . . Map (db m51057) HM
49Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 3 — Binion House1942
Colorful Horseshoe Club owner Benny Binion and his family lived here from 1947 to 1989. Originally built in 1942 by service station owner C.A. Morehouse, the home was one of the largest in Las Vegas with three bedrooms, several baths, a . . . Map (db m51045) HM
50Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Birth of Downtown Las Vegas
1905 Railroad Land Auction Creates City of Las VegasMap (db m145500) HM
51Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Block 16
The notorious Block 16, North First Street between Ogden and Stewart Avenues, was the only area in the Las Vegas Townsite, outside of hotels, where liquor could be sold, starting in 1905. The block quickly changed from its original liquor and . . . Map (db m47859) HM
52Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Bow & Arrow Motel
The Bow & Arrow Motel was originally installed in Downtown Las Vegas on Wyoming Avenue. The Allied Arts Council donated the Bow & Arrow Motel sign to The Neon Museum in 2001.Map (db m145470) HM
53Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Chief Hotel CourtCirca 1940 — Neon Museum —
The Chief Hotel Court sign was originally installed around 1940 at the hotel located at 1201 E. Fremont Street. Hotel architect was A. Lacey Worshwick. Loaned and refurbished by the Tiberti Family. Installed as part of the Neon Museum on . . . Map (db m64031) HM
54Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 10 — Christensen House "The Castle"1935
This fairy-tale residence reflects the unique family that built it, whose roots stretch back to a pioneering Utah Mormon blacksmith, ranchers in Idaho and Nevada, and railroad workers in Las Vegas. The life of Las Vegas pioneer Lucretia Tanner . . . Map (db m51052) HM
55Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — County Courthouses
On May 15, 1905 Senator William Clark's railroad auctioned off lots to found the new town of Las Vegas. Block 20, between Second and Third and Carson and Bridger, was reserved for public purposes. In 1909 when the state legislature created Clark . . . Map (db m47822) HM
56Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — El Portal Theatre"The Gateway" — 310 Fremont Street —
Built • 1927-28 Architect: Charles Alexander MacNelledge Opened June 21, 1928 This building was Las Vegas' cultural center for many years. Its 700 seat auditorium and elegant Spanish motif lobby were used for films, plays, music recitals, . . . Map (db m47745) HM
57Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — First Church Built in Las Vegas1905 - 2005
Building Rededication Honoring the 100th Year Anniversary of the First Church Built in Las Vegas presiding Honorable Mayor Oscar B Goodman December 13, 2005Map (db m47756) HM
58Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 170 — First Las Vegas Post Office
John Steele, one of the original L. D. S. missionaries, secured a mail grant for the Las Vegas Mission. The documents to establish the Post Office, and, appointing William Bringhurst Postmaster, were brought from Salt Lake City by Benjamin H Hulse, . . . Map (db m29294) HM
59Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — First Water Company
1905 - 1908 City of Las Vegas Diamond Jubilee From within this area flowing artesian springs and wells provided the lifeblood to the valley and it settlers. This abundant supply of water has been the most important asset in the . . . Map (db m47888) HM
60Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Fremont Street
This is a two sided marker Side A: Standing on Fremont Street today, it's hard to visualize the canvas tents with hand-painted wooden signs that lined this dusty street and served as hotels, saloons, shops and banks in the early 1900's. . . . Map (db m47754) HM
61Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Gaming / Helldorado
This is a two sided marker Side A: Gaming Like most western frontier towns, gambling was prevalent in the backrooms of early Las Vegas saloons and other establishments. From its inception as a railroad town in 1905, the citizens . . . Map (db m47737) HM
62Nevada, Clark county, Las Vegas — Green Shack
Opened around 1931 by Mrs. Mattie "Jimmy" Jones, the Green Shack restaurant was a town landmark at this site. The restaurant opened in a Union Pacific Railroad barracks building that was moved here; in 1934 additions were made to the structure. For . . . Map (db m47894) HM
63Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 8 — Harrison Boarding House1933
Black entertainers were not allowed to stay at the Strip hotels where they performed in the 1940s and 1950s. Mrs. Harrison's boarding house offered fine accomodations for many of the era's most famous stars. During one memorable week in . . . Map (db m51050) HM
64Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Historic 5th Street School Reported missing
The following text is from a missing 2005 Centennial Marker. Fifth Street School This graceful Mission-Style complex was built by the federal government in 1936 to replace the Las Vegas elementary school, which burned down in 1934. . . . Map (db m48196) HM
65Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Historic Light StandardHistoric Site Reported missing
This light standard was placed at the entrance to the Las Vegas Union Pacific Railroad Station in 1937. The Depot was removed in 1970 to make way for the Union Plaza Hotel. Mr. Frank Scott, Chairman of The Board of Union Plaza Hotel preserved this . . . Map (db m47734) HM
66Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Historic Preservation
Las Vegas was established as a railroad town in 1905; at the head of Fremont Street, the Mission-style depot represented the railroad's dominance over the economic and social life of the town for several decades. The streets of downtown were laid . . . Map (db m47860) HM
67Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — History of the "Senior Squares"
The tradition of “Senior Squares” was created one night in 1941 when two students pulled a prank and painted one of the cement slabs in front of the main steps of the original Las Vegas High School. Expressing innocence the next morning when called . . . Map (db m203381) HM
68Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 9 — Jackson Street Commercial District1942
Commerce on the Westside was short lived, collapsing in 1905 when rival Las Vegas Townsite opened on the east side of the railroad tracks. In 1942, the Westside defined a new commercial district to serve the ethnic population of the area. The . . . Map (db m51051) HM
69Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Jerry's Nugget
This Jerry's Nugget cabinet rotated atop a vertical tower of letters spelling "Nugget", advertising the popular North Las Vegas local's casino. Circa 1970s, the sign incorporates skeleton neon and hand lettering for lively day and night . . . Map (db m92471) HM
70Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 4 — Kim Produce Farm1932
Here in the 1930s and 1940s, Korean immigrant Frank Kim raised melons, tomatoes, and onions. His devoted son, Frank Kim, Jr. became a pillar of the community. From the early days of Las Vegas, Asian [...] considerable skill to make poor desert . . . Map (db m51046) HM
71Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 40 — Las Vegas (The Meadows)
The famous Las Vegas Springs rose from the desert floor here, sending two streams of water across the valley to nurture the native grasses, and create lush meadows in the valley near Sunrise Mountain. The natural oasis of meadow and mesquite forest . . . Map (db m131317) HM
72Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 40 — Las Vegas Fort
In 1855 Pres. Brigham Young appointed a company of men under the leadership of William Bringhurst to establish a colony at Las Vegas. The company left Salt Lake May 10 and arrived at Las Vegas June 14, 1855 and camped near this site. William . . . Map (db m29292) HM
73Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Las Vegas High School"Las Vegas Academy"
Las Vegas High School "Las Vegas Academy" Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1931Map (db m48197) HM
74Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Las Vegas High School / Las Vegas High School Neighborhood
This is a two sided marker Side A: Las Vegas High School As the population of Las Vegas increased throughout the 1920s and the construction of Hoover Dam was assured, many saw the need for a new high school. Principal Maude Frazier . . . Map (db m47886) HM
75Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Las Vegas' Most Historic Hotel & Casino
1906 – 2006 One Hundredth Anniversary Celebration Golden Gate Hotel & Casino One Fremont StreetMap (db m47742) HM
76Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 35 — Las Vegas Old Mormon FortNevada's Oldest Building
Las Vegas had its beginning at this location on June 14, 1855, when thirty-two Mormon missionaries arrived from Utah under the leadership of William Bringhurst. They set to work establishing farm fields that summer, and began to build a 150-foot . . . Map (db m160162) HM
77Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 13 — Las Vegas Paiute Colony1911
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bought this ten-acre site in 1911 from Helen J. Stewart, former owner of the Las Vegas Ranch, to provide a home for the Southern Paiute Indians living in and near Las Vegas. With this purchase, the government . . . Map (db m51055) HM
78Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Las Vegas Springs
The San Pedro, Salt Lake and Los Angeles Railroad bought Helen Stewart's Las Vegas Ranch in 1902, giving it control of the Las Vegas Springs and the water supply needed for the creation of Las Vegas in 1905. The railroad's subsidiary, the Las Vegas . . . Map (db m50274) HM
79Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 1 — Las Vegas Springs8000 B.P.
Bubbling artesian springs flowed here until they were exhausted in the middle of the 20th century, over-pumped to serve the city's growing population. These springs and the creek they created gave life to the center of the valley. They erupted . . . Map (db m51043) HM
80Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 2 — Lorenzi Park1926
Lorenzi Lake, the dream of pioneer David G. Lorenzi, opened as a private resort in 1926, became the Twin Lakes Lodge in the 1940s, and a public park in 1966. Arriving in southern Nevada in 1911, Lorenzi began building his park on 80 acres . . . Map (db m51044) HM
81Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Mary Dutton ParkGateway to the Historic John S. Park Neighborhood
The City of Las Vegas Mayor and City Council presents An Art in Public Places Project by The City of Las Vegas Arts Commission In celebration of the Las Vegas Centennial Sculpture by Steven Liguori "Breaking Ground" This 14' high . . . Map (db m47890) HM
82Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 6 — McWilliams' Townsite1905
Created by J.T. McWilliams in 1905, the Original Las Vegas Townsite was Las Vegas' first business and residential development. J.T. McWilliams (photo top right) was hired to do survey work in and around the Las Vegas Valley for the San Pedro, . . . Map (db m51048) HM
83Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 11 — Moody House1939
Herman Moody, Las Vegas' first black career police officer, was raised in this house at 321 Van Buren Avenue, built by his parents (father Henry Moody pictured lower left) who came here in 1939. As first African-American in Las Vegas to make a . . . Map (db m51053) HM
84Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 5 — Moulin Rouge1955
The first integrated hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the Moulin Rouge opened in May 1955. It is celebrated as a landmark of racial integration in Las Vegas and the United States. Entertainers from the Las Vegas Strip and Hollywood flocked to . . . Map (db m51047) HM
85Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Neon / Atomic Testing
This is a two sided marker Side A: Neon Neon lighting, introduced in Paris in 1910, offered a brilliant, and efficient, alternative to the incandescent light bulb. In the United States, neon's popularity soared, used to advertise . . . Map (db m47755) HM
86Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Nevada MotelCirca 1950 — Neon Museum —
Opened in 1937 at 5th Street (Las Vegas Boulevard) and Garces, the Nevada Motel was the first auto court in Las Vegas to identify itself as a "motel". In its last years in business it operated in conjunction with the Sweetheart Wedding Chapel next . . . Map (db m64028) HM
87Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Old Betsy
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 . . . Map (db m47867) HM
88Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Old Mormon Fort
After founding Salt Lake City in 1847, the Mormon Church expanded its settlement westward. The Las Vegas Mission was established in June 1855 as an outpost roughly halfway between Salt Lake City and Southern California. Built alongside the Las Vegas . . . Map (db m50273) HM
89Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Old Well Tower #10
Las Vegas Valley Water District Old Well Tower #10 1942Map (db m47852) HM
90Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 190 — Original Homesite of a Las Vegas Pioneer: Charles 'Pop’ Squires, 1865-1958
Charles "Pop" Squires, often referred to as "the Father of Las Vegas" lived at this location, with his wife, Delphine, from 1931 until his death 1958. Squires first arrived in the Las Vegas Valley in February 1905. He and his partners established . . . Map (db m131061) HM
91Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Padre Francisco Garcés
First recorded white man to enter Nevada. He traveled though Nevada in 1775-6. The small rocks are from the 48 states.Map (db m69453) HM
92Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Ralph Louis EngelstadJanuary 28, 1930 – November 26, 2002
With gratitude to the Engelstad Family Foundation for its generous contribution to this Liberty Bell monument, and in recognition of the life and achievements of Ralph Louis Engelstad who personified the highest qualities of personal liberty. Just . . . Map (db m47828) HM
93Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — Silver Slipper Gambling HallCirca 1950s
The Silver Slipper was originally installed on the grounds of the Last Frontier on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Slipper was designed by Jack Larsen and built by Young Electric Sign Company.Map (db m92469) HM
94Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — 7 — St. James the ApostleCatholic Church 1940
St James has been a vital force in meeting the needs of this underserved, segregated but expanding community. The second Catholic Church in Las Vegas, St. James opened in 1940 in a small concrete building at H and Morgan streets (pictured . . . Map (db m51049) HM
95Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — St. Joan Of Arc
Organized on 4 October 1908, St. Joan of Arc is the oldest Catholic Parish in Las Vegas. The first church, known as “Cottage Chapel,” was dedicated in 1910 and rebuilt at least twice before the present structure was erected. A memorial to the . . . Map (db m203385) HM
96Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — The "H" Wall
Created in 1962 by architects Wayne McCallister and William Wagner and YESCO design staff. The three-story concave panel of interlocking neon "H" elements formed the corner bullnose for the casino's façade on Fremont Street. At the time, the . . . Map (db m92470) HM
97Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — The First Telephone
At this site the first Telephone was installed in Las Vegas Dedicated during Las Vegas' Diamond JubileeMap (db m47744) HM
98Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — The Flame RestaurantCirca 1961 — Neon Museum —
The Flame Restaurant sign was originally installed in 1961 on the roof of the restaurant at #1 Desert Inn Road. Restored through a generous donation from Rich Travis. Installed as part of the Neon Museum on July 8, 1997 Believed to . . . Map (db m64029) HM
99Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — The Huntridge Neighborhood
Las Vegas' first tract subdivision, the Huntridge neighborhood was erected between 1941 and 1944 on land purchased in the 1920s by international businessman Leigh Hunt. After his death in 1931, Hunt's widow sold off large chunks of land. In December . . . Map (db m47893) HM
100Nevada, Clark County, Las Vegas — The Las Vegas Hard Rock Café Guitar Sign
Neon guitar signs became the symbol world-wide for the Hard Rock brand. This Las Vegas guitar sign is important because it was the flagship -- the first Hard Rock Café guitar in the world. It graced the corner of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue . . . Map (db m145771) HM

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