Early Las Vegas, Nevada (Images of America Series)

Early Las Vegas, Nevada (Images of America Series)

by Linda Karen Miller
     
 


After the departure of the early Mormon settlers in 1857, early Las Vegas continued to be a watering stop for overland travelers on the Mormon Road/Old Spanish Trail. The area was mainly ranches and mines until railroad rivals eyed the Las Vegas Valley. Sen. William Clark of Montana bought the land and water rights to the former Mormon settlement from ranching… See more details below

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After the departure of the early Mormon settlers in 1857, early Las Vegas continued to be a watering stop for overland travelers on the Mormon Road/Old Spanish Trail. The area was mainly ranches and mines until railroad rivals eyed the Las Vegas Valley. Sen. William Clark of Montana bought the land and water rights to the former Mormon settlement from ranching pioneer Helen J. Stewart. The foundation for modern Las Vegas was laid in 1905, as auctioneers gaveled out the plans for the future of Las Vegas at Clark's town site. Today, those sights and sounds are recalled as the community comes together to recreate the past in Mormon settlement days and for the Helldorado Parade, marking the city's birth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738596570
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/18/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
569,678
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.40(d)

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