Cal-Nev-Ari (HMQDO)

Location: Cal-Nev-Ari, NV 89039 Clark County
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N 35° 18.071', W 114° 52.791'

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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., the vast area was used from 1942 to 1945 to train troops for duty overseas.

With the closure of the training area, much of the land reverted to the control of the Bureau of Land Management. Slim Kidwell, who had been operating the Torrance Airport, located the field while flying over the area. He saw promise in the area, and decided to build a new community in southern Nevada. Using the Pittman Act, Slim and his wife Nancy filed on 640 areas in 1965.

Naming the area Cal-Nev-Ari for its location near the three states, the Kidwells began building. Originally without a well, they hauled water from the Colorado River. Once water was assured, the couple built a fly-in community which today boasts over 300 residents.
Series This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Queho Posse #1919, Billy Holcomb #1069, Platrix #2, and Peter Lebeck #1866 Chapters of E Clampus Vitus. In conjunction with the Clark County Centennial, Nancy Tidwell, and the Residents of Cal-Nev-Ari
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 692770 N 3908505
Decimal Degrees35.30118333, -114.87985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.071', W 114° 52.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 4.26" N, 114° 52' 47.46" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-38 Piute Valley Dr, Cal-Nev-Ari NV 89039, US
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