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By Joseph Beeman, April 20, 2006
Avenue of Flags Marker
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — Avenue of Flags
American Legion Post No. 60 Laughlin-Nevada proudly designates this Avenue of Flags in honor of all those who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States, protecting our country and assuring us that our flag will forever wave. . . . — Map (db m37279) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 140 — Camels and Commerce
After the United States government's successful experiment with camels in the west in 1857, entrepreneurs saw possibilities in the ungainly beasts for carrying supplies. In addition to the government's camels, which were sold off by 1864, two . . . — Map (db m78520) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — Donald (Don) J. Laughlin
Pioneer and Founding Father of the Town of Laughlin. His vision in 1966 of the opportunities and growth for this area is what you see today. — Map (db m37278) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — History of the Fort Mojave Tribe
In first times, there was chaos, and from the union of earth and sky was born the Great Spirit Matavilya. Before he could teach his people all they needed to know about their world, he was killed by his sister, Frog Woman. It was then that his . . . — Map (db m40308) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado
During the building of Davis Dam, the Nevada side of the river here became known as Tristate. In 1964, Don Laughlin was looking for an investment opportunity. He had sold his 101 Club in North Las Vegas, and flew over a closed saloon and motel . . . — Map (db m46732) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 104 — The Camel Corps
In 1855 Congress authorized $30,000 for camels as frontier military beast of burden because of their adaptability to desert heat, drought, and food. Lt. Edward F. Beale surveyed the wagon route from Fort Defiance, New Mexico, to the Colorado . . . — Map (db m32822) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Laughlin — 140 — The Garcés Expedition
Seeking to open a land route between the Missions of Sonora and California, Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcés, OFM, a Franciscan Missionary priest and explorer, was the first European to enter the present boundaries of Nevada. He departed Mission . . . — Map (db m84277) HM

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