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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG9_westside-school_Las-Vegas-NV.html
The first school in West Las Vegas opened with two rooms and two teachers for four grades. From 1904 until 1923, children from McWilliams' Townsite crossed the railroad tracks to get to school in Clark's Townsite. This dangerous situation laste…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG8_moody-house_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG7_christensen-house-the-castle_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG6_jackson-street-commercial-district_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 n…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG5_harrison-boarding-house_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 Septemb…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG4_st-james-the-apostle_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 left)…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG3_mcwilliams-townsite_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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, L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG2_moulin-rouge_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 its…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG1_kim-produce-farm_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYG0_binion-house_Las-Vegas-NV.html
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 large b…
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