"Rag Town Goddess"

"Rag Town Goddess" (HM1CJU)

Location: Boulder City, NV 89005 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 58.559', W 114° 50.366'

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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 environment. Because Boulder City was not yet born as a town, there was no housing. Workers and their families lived in tents - an area later referred to as "Rag Town".

In her handmade dress and her inexpensive flats, hair clinging to her forehead, this early pioneer hangs a man's undershirt. The wistful resignation on her face reflects her lot in life. However, the strength of her character is also reflected, as she perseveres under such adverse conditions. Not only is she a shining example of the resiliency of the human spirit, she truly is a Rag Town Goddess.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 8:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 694800 N 3983442
Decimal Degrees35.97598333, -114.83943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 58.559', W 114° 50.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 58' 33.54" N, 114° 50' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City NV 89005, US
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