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Edwards Collection

Las Vegas

0001 Fremont Street, 1920'
0002 World War I troop parading, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1917.
0003 World War I troop at depot in Las Vegas, 1917.
0004 Washington's Birthday Anniversary exercises, Clark County High
School, LasVegas.
0005 Washington's Birthday Anniversary exercises, Clark County High School, Las
Vegas.
0006 L-R: Olive Gentry Reid (Mary Reid's mother), ? (a relative) , Wm. J. Reid,
LasVegas, ca. 1912.
0007 Mary V. Reid (married to Elbert Edwards) 5 yrs. Old, Las Vegas, ca. 1917 at
Home on S. First St.
0008 Las Vegas, 1916. "This is my barber shop, taken by flashlight and our little girl
standing in the barber chair. The flashlight frightened her, you can see her eyes
are shut. She nearly jumped out of the chair when it went off."
0009 Court House
0010 The Sund Well
0011 Sluice over Las Vegas Creek
0012 "First car my father owned, a Studebaker." L-R: B.G. Reid, Will Reid (driver),
Mary Reid (bow in hair), Patty Walsh, in Las Vegas, ca 1916.
0013 Girl in 4th of July costume, 1913.

Caliente

0014 Saloon fire, 1910
0015 Panorama of Caliente showing fire, 1910.
0016 Bridge structure.
0017 Widening a railroad tunnel between Las Vegas & Caliente, ca. 1927. Plan was
to double track U.P.R.R., but Depression occurred and work was never done.
John Muceus, civil engineer, from Iowa, working on project.
0018 Tonopah mine crew, 1920's. Very top man is Ed Gentry, brother to Edward
Gentry in Panaca who owned mercantile store and nephew of Harry Gentry,
St. Thomas.
0019 Denton Ave., Caliente, Nevada
0020 Panorama of Caliente, Nevada.
0021 View of Caliente, Nevada.
0022 7 people standing in front of Pearl Barber Shop, Caliente, Nevada, before 1911.
W.J. Reid is 3rd from left.
0023 Caliente Grade School graduating class of 1926. Front row, L- R: 1. Virgil
Wedge, now a Reno attorney; 2. Burton Wadsworth, deceased uncle of Mrs.
Bob Broadbent; 3. Lawrence Pace, son of Vilate and Frank Pace; 4. Lester
Denton, 5.?, 6.?, Back row, L- R: 1. Alpha Forsyth; 2. Mattie Keeler; 3 Rosie
Usin, 4. Mary Reid; 5. Hilma Burke.
0024 Caliente Grade School. L-R: Lester Denton; 2. Virgil Wedge; 3.? 4. Lawrence
Pace; 5. Burton Wadsworth; 6.?, 7. K.O. Knudson, principal of Caliente
Grammar School, 1926; 8. Rosie Usin; 9. Mattie Keller; 10. Alpha Forsyth; 11.
Mary Reid; 12.Hilma Burke.
0025 Caliente Drug Company.


Panaca

0026 Home Economics class of 1927. Girls are wearing uniforms which they
made. When boys came to town to play basketball, the Home Ec. Class cooked
and served dinner. They were graded on their work. Dated the boys later.
0027 Lincoln Co. High School basketball team, ca. 1929. L-R: Lawrence Pace
Nelson Blake (?) , Rolf Butler, Ted Deck, ?.
0028 Freshman swimming.
0029 Lincoln Co. High School teachers and students.
0030 Broken pipeline, Panaca, Nevada, September 4, 1918.
0031 CNR Roundhouse construction.

Pioche

0032 Pioche Grammar School, ca. 1921.
0033 3 unknown children with fool cellar in background, 1921.

PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS MUST BE FROM ELBERT EDWARDS.

0034 Sandy Valley School (Lincoln County) - 1938.
0035 Goodsprings (Original photo: #0214 0050)
0036 Eagle Valley - Lincoln County. (1938)
0037 Searchlight School (Clark county) - 1938.
0038 Dyer, Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County - 1938.
0039 Clue Diamond School (Clark County) -1938
0040 Cave Valley School (Lincoln County) - 1938.
0041 Delamar School (Lincoln County) - 1938.
0042 Gold Point School (Esmeralda County) -1938.
0043 Geyser Ranch, Lincoln County (At Geyser School Dist.) - 1938.
0044 Kiernan School (Lincoln County) - 1938
0045 Etna (near Caliente on railroad), (Lincoln County) - 1938
0046 Clover Valley Schoolchildren, 1907. Front row: Ivan Empey, Clair Terry,
Harold Woods, Fred Woods, Grant Woods, Marion Terry. Second row:
Albert Woods, Erma Woods, Elsie Empey, Inez Empey, Third Row: Lamar
Empey, Ada Woods, Ione Terry, Mary Jensen (teacher), Orilla Woods,
Lyman Woods. Seated: Lyman Lafayette "Grandpa Woods".

0047 Rose Valley School - 1931 (neg only)
0048 Unidentified schoolhouse (neg only)
0049 This is a picture of Matt Kelly's school band in Las Vegas in 1917 or 1918.
I only know one person in the band - the 5th boy from the left front is Bryon
Gentry Reid… Mary Reid Edwards. 6/87.
0050 Goodsprings School (Clark County) - 1938. (Original of # 0214 0035)
0051 Eldorado Grammar School (Clark County) - 1938.
0052 Carp School (Lincoln County) - 1938.
0053 Class at Paradise School - c. 1924. Teacher was Lillian Gentry Barnum.
0054 Gentry's Grocery, Panaca, Nv. (Mary Reid Edwards' uncle Ernest Gentry
Owned store-photo taken 1960.)

ADDITIONS TO COLELCTION

Edwards Family

0055 George L. Edwards, C. 1890. ( 1869 - 1937)
0056 " Mama gave this to me March 26, 1937. It is Aunt Wolinda Woods Terry,
Aunt Roxa Woods Terry, Uncle Lafey Woods. My mother was Maribah
Woods.
Her other brothers were Carlos, Lyman, James, Lamond, Jasper, Albert and
Lafayette. " - - handwritten insc. By E. Edwards. (photo taken April 1895)
0057 George Edwards (1860 - 1937); Maribah Woods (1869- 1943 ). Probably a
wedding picture. (Dec. 8, 1891)
0058 Edwards Brothers (1860 - 1960); Panaca, Nevada. L-R (Seated):
George Lee, William; (standing): John, Frank, Eli, Hosea.
0059 Lyman Lafayette Woods, father of Mrs. George L. Edwards. (Brother of
Roxana Guest of New York and Charlotte Higbee of Salt Lake City and
Minerva Kelting of Colton, California.)
0060 Maribah Minerva Woods Edwards (1869 - 1943)
0061 Elbert Edwards.
0062 Blacksmith shop in Panaca Nevada. Edward Gentry, village blacksmith,
extreme right.
0063 Edwards brothers ice harvest - - 1906. L-R: Frank, Hose, George, Eli, and
Will.
0064 Edwards Brothers ice harvest - - Jan. 3, 1906. L-R: Eli, John, George and
Frank.
0065 Edwards brothers on freight road - - Dec. 20, 1905. L- R: Frank, George,
Hose, John.
0066 Panaca, 1914. Hose, Ely, and Frank Edwards.
0067 Edwards brothers digging potatoes in Panaca, NV, c. 1920. L-R: Frank
(first white child born in Lincoln County, 1864).
0068 Combination of high school first year and District School. First high
school graduates. Graduated in three years. They were: Edna Wadsworth,
Sue Heaps, Amy Coverwell, Washington Edwards, Elmer B. Edwards,
George Quincy Keele, and Lawrence Wadsworth.
0069 LDS Sunday school on steps of County Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV.
(probably summer of 1927) (Courtesy, Zina Barnum)

Boulder City Schools

0070 Boulder City Elementary School Class. (Teacher is Louise Newell.)
c. 1947- 50. (Photo by Belknap Photo Services.)
0071 B.C. Elementary School class, c. 1947- 50. (Belknap Photo Services.)
0072 Boulder City Elementary School class - - c. 1947-50. Teacher is Mrs.
Dorothy Johnson. (Belknap Photo Services)
0073 Boulder City Elementary School class - - c. 1947 -50. (Belknap Photo)
0074 Boulder City Elementary School class - - c. 1947 - 50 (Belknap Photo)
0075 Same.
0076 Boulder City Elementary School class, c. 1947- 50. (Photo by Belknap
Photo Services.)
0077 Same.
0078 Boulder City Elementary School class, c. 1947 -50.(Belknap Photo Services.)
0079 Same.
0080 Boulder City Elementary School class, c. 1947 -50. Belknap Photo Services.
0081 Same.
0082 Boulder City Elementary School class, c. 1947 -50. (Belknap Photo
Services.)
0083 Same.
0084 Boulder City Elementary School class, c. 1947 - 50. (Belknap Photo
Services.)
0085 Same.
0086 Boulder City Elementary School class, c. 1947 - 50. (Belknap Photo
Services.)
0087 Boulder City Elementary School classroom, c. 1947 - 50.
0088 Boulder City School employees, c. 1947 - 50. (No Identification.)
0089 Room used for elementary library lunch room and storage. (1-17-47)
It is identified as B-4 on the building plans. (William S. Russell,
Photographer.)
0090 Superintendent's office, Boulder City Union School District.
(1940 - 1950)
0091 This picture features a section of the rock- strewn playground which
Must be adapted to this use of all students from kindergarten through
Through high school. (Bureau of Reclamation photo by Wm. S. Russell)
Jan. 17, 1947.
0092 Jan. 17, 1947. This area was originally designed as coal storage is now
Used for storage of school supplies and janitor supplies. This area identified
As B-6 on building plans. (William S. Russell, photographer)
0093 View of the main corridor of Building No. 1. Banks of lockers are crowded
Into this hallway because of lack of a better place. (Jan. 17, 1947) William
S. Russell, photographer.
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Boulder City Schools (cont.)
0094 View of rock - strewn, crowded playground contiguous to the Legion
Building - - Jan. 22, 1947. (William S. Russell, photographer.)
0095 The east stage dressing room is used as office space and uniform and
Instrument storage by the music department. Jan. 17, 1947. (William
S. Russell, photographer)
0096 The office of the girls' p.e. teacher is also housed in this 6' x 10' storage
Room. This space is shared with the electric hot water storage tank. Jan 17,
1947. ( Wm. S. Russell, photog.)
0097 This view illustrates the use of the main corridor for coats and cloaks.
(Photo by Bureau of Reclamation photographer Wm. S. Russell.) Jan. 17,
1947.
0098 Exterior of former "Day Rooms" purchased from the U.S. Army and moved
From Camp Williston to their present site on the parking area on North
Avenue G. (Jan 22, 1947) (Bureau of Reclamation photo by William S.
Russell.
0099 View of the annex structures situated on the parking lot on Avenue G. (Jan.
2, 1947) - - William S. Russell, photographer.
0100 A view taken in one of the north rooms of the Legion Building showing the
Inadequate light, the primary handicap. Walter Beeler, 3rd row, 3rd seat (right)
Lawrence Tracht, 1st row, 4th seat (left). (Jan 17, 1947)
0101 State championship relay team - - Reno. 9May 14, 1949) (Boulder City High
School team. )
0102 Nevada state championship track team - - May 1949 - - Boulder City High
School. (Photo by Bill Belknap)
0103 Boulder City High School football team (1947)
0104 Boulder City High School flag twirlers. (c. 1947)
0105 Boulder City High School flag twirlers. (c. 1947)
0106 High School students in Boulder City. (No i.d.) (c.1947 - 49)
0107 Parade on Fremont Street (c. 1947 - 50). (photo by Cliff's Photo
Shop)
0108 Board of Education - - Boulder City Union School District - - c. 1950.
L- R: C. P. Christensen; H.O. Watts, Past - President; F.A. Latham - -
President; Elbert B. Edwards, Superintendent and Clerk of the Board;
Dr. D.M. MacCormack; Ray Collins. (photo by Cliff Segerblom - -
Belknap Photo Services.)
0109 Group of boys in Boulder City, C. 1947 - 50. Back row, 2nd from left,
Otto Lettler. Front row, 2nd from left , Rudolph Maltz; 5th from left, Ted
Lettler; 7th from left, Bert Coe.
0110 Barber shaving a customer in Boulder City. (No i.d. ) (c. 1947- 50)
0111 Boulder City High School Gym under construction. (Nov. 6, 1951)
0112 Boulder City HS Gym being constructed - - Nov. 6, 1951 (Bureau of
Reclamation photo)
0113 Construction project in Boulder City - - Oct. 1951.
0114 Another view of [Boulder High School Gym] being constructed Nov.6, 1951.
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Boulder City Schools (cont.)

0115 Constructing athletic field in Boulder City - - (c. 1947- 50)
0116 Construction workers in Boulder City - - c. 1947 - 50.
0117 Construction project, Boulder City, c. 1950. (Athletic field to
Back.)
0118 Wayne Keeley. This is the office of the principal of the Boulder
City elementary school. It is the rear portion of the space originally set
Aside for the girls' Cloak corridor. Reference is again made to Plan No.
45 - - D1538. (3/31/32)
0119 A view of the combination science class - lab room illustrates the limited room
And facilities. This room, 40' x 20' overall, can accommodate a maximum of
24 students. Study tables were originally cut 3 in. in width from the original
Specs in order to fit them into the room. L- R: Row 1, Gary Eaton, Jim Wilson;
Row 2, (?), LaVon Gammet, John Gormon, (?), Peter Wartman; Row 3, (?),
Robt. Denning, Roy Lawson, Stanley Shilberg, (?), Bob Ellsworth; Row 4, (?)
(?), Weston Holdberg. Jan. 22, 1947. (photo by Bur. Of Reclamation, Weston
Boulder City, Wm. S. Russell, photographer.)
0120 Crowded classroom in Boulder City High School (1945)
0121 Dennis Whalen (leather jacket); First on right: Don Cameron Jones. (Jan. 17,
1947 ) This picture was taken in the art and multi-purpose room. This space
Was remolded shortly after the construction of the building to serves for as a
Lecture and demonstration room. It now serves for two art classes, one public
Speaking class, one health class, and two English classes daily. (Boulder City
Bur. Of Reclamation photo by Wm. S. Russell.)
0122 One of the two rooms situated in the basement of Building No.1, particularly
Undesirable because of poor lighting and low ceiling. The small window is one
Of three providing natural light for this room. (Jan 17, 147) (Boulder City, NV
- - Wm. S. Russell, photog.
0123 Another of the inadequate basement rooms, Boulder City Elementary School.
(Jan. 17. 1947) (Bureau of Reclamation photo by William S. Russell.)
0124 This view illustrates the crowded conditions attendant to the multi-purpose use
Of this small 26'x 15' room of the Legion Building. It is used as a beginner's
Band practice room, nurse's quarters for treatment and health inspection. It has
Also been used as a classroom for special remedial groups. Jan. 17, 1947,
Boulder City , Nev. (Wm. S. Russell, photographer)
0125 Combination study hall- library. This is Room 2 shown on the Bur. of
Reclamation School Building Plan, No. 45- D1538. (3-21-32) L-R: Row 1
Ted Lettler, (?), Jones; Row 2: Gene McDonald, Glenn Miller, We Pymm (?),
Bob Nellis; Row 4: (?), Glen Nazer, Don Watts, Jim Welsh. (William S.
Russell, photographer)


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ADDITIONS TO COLLECTION

Petroglyphs

0126 Petroglyphs at mouth of Meadow Valley Wash - - feature men on horseback
And in wheeled vehicle - - probably early travelers along old Spanish Trail.
(man - - Elbert Edwards)
0127 Petroglyphs at Meadow Valley Wash.
0128 Petroglyphs at Meadow Valley Wash. (Photo taken January 1965)
0129 Petroglyphs. (Meadow Valley Wash)
0130 [Meadow Valley Wash?] - - Signs says "Next drinking water 111 miles; next
Radiator water 6 miles; State Dept. of Health"
0131 Petroglyphs at Meadow Valley Wash.
0132 Petroglyphs at Meadow Valley Wash.


Lost City Restorations

0133 Lake Mead approaches Lost City Restorations. (Spring 1938)
0134 Waters of Lake Mead seep through to undermine Lost City Restorations.
(1939)
0135 Spring of 1938 - - Lake Mead approaches Lost City Restorations.
0136 (1939) Waters of Lake Mead rise to base of Lost City Restorations.
0137 Lost City - - Spring 1938 or 1939.
0138 Lost City Restorations and rising Lake Mead. (1938)
0139 Lost City and Lake Mead. (1938 - 39)
0140 Lost City. (Spring 1938 or 1939)
0141 Lake Mead approaches Lost City Restorations. (Spring 1938)
0142 1939 - - Water of rising Lake Mead seeps through and undermines restored
Pit and dwelling of Lost City.
0143 1939 - - Water of rising Lake Mead laps at base of Lost City Restorations.
0144 (1938) Lake Mead approaches Lost City Restorations.
0145 (1939) Seeping water form rising Lake Mead undermines pit and dwellings.
0146 Waters of Lake Mead rise to base of Lost City Restorations. (1938)
0147 Lost City Restorations and Lake Mead. (1939)
0148 Lost City Restorations with rising Lake Mead in distance. (1938)

Miscellaneous
0149 Fort Callville. (color picture)
0150 Former Boulder City faculty honor former student Russ Farnsworth.
(May 1978) L-R: Seated, Lillian Honeycutt, Bernice Jonasen, Violet
Muchow, Edna French. Standing: Elton Garrett, Martha King, Russ
Farnsworth, Madelaine Garrett, Elbert Edwards.
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ADDITIONS TO COLLECTION

Miscellaneous

0151 Boulder School (Elementary) faculty, 1950's. Front row: (?), Emma Wood,
Celia Thomas, Dorothy Johnson, Mabel Arnold, Edna French, Mae Hale.
Second row: Nell Jones, Merle Lyon, Catherine Keese, Addie Heddins, Ada
Robeson, Eileen Connors, Marian Sutherland, Paula Donlin. Third row:
Andrew Mitchell, Lee Norman, Cal Smith, Mrs. Norman, Evelyn Childress,
(?), Violet Muchow, Catherine Wills, Louise Newell, Marge Wallon,
Virginia Arp, Thelma Parmalee, Neosha Norman, Rebecca Nalley.
0152 View of early Las Vegas, showing rail yard and residences. (1905)

Early Las Vegas

0153 Clark County High School, Las Vegas, Nevada. (4th and Clark Streets)
(c.1920s)This building burned and was replaced by a new school built
In 1930 at 7th and Bridger Streets.
0154 Las Vega High School (1935), left center. Shell of burned -out old L.V.
High School, lower right, with tent schools set up to meet the needs of the
Burned out student population during the depression years. The new school
Was completed in 1930 at 7th and Bridger Streets. (School authorities were
Criticized for building the school so far out of town) The 7th Street school also
Served the needs of high school students bussed from Boulder City during the
Construction of the dam.
0155 Bird's eye view of Las Vegas Nevada. (Main and Bonneville Streets)
(c.1920s)
0156 Fremont Street, from Woodard's Garage. Las Vegas, Nevada.
0157 Edward Clark Forwarding Co., interior view, 1906. At left is Ira Earl.
0158 Remains of old school house. Was where Railroad Company rooming house
Was on So. 2nd Street. Burned about 1910. ( Las Vegas, NV)
0159 Las Vegas Grammar School, c. 1920s. (Photo by Oakes)
0160 Men swimming in "Big Spring" - - Las Vegas, Nv. (Was original Las Vegas
Water supply)
0161 Railroad survey party (Andy Windsor party), 1904 - - The old Stewart Ranch,
Las Vegas, Nevada.
0162 Old Las Vegas Fort - - 1909. (Dave Farnsworth photo)
0163 Las Vegas (Mormon) Fort - - c. 1880.
0164 Color photo of Dellenbaugh's painting of Las Vegas Fort (1876)
0165 Las Vegas Fort in 1876. (From a sketch by F.S. Dellenbaugh.)
0166 First State Bank of Las Vegas. (c.1905)
0167 Ed. W. Clark Forwarding Company, Las Vegas, Nevada. (est. 1905)

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Early Las Vegas (cont.)

0168 Las Vegas Fort, Las Vegas, Nevada.
0169 County Clerk's office - - Las Vegas, Nevada, c. 1915. County.
0170 First State Bank - - Las Vegas, Nevada. Leland Ronnow, 3rd from left;
Cyril Wengert (teller), 4th from left. John S. Park at far right.
0171 L-R: Bill Ferron and Ed Clark at Death Valley golf tournament (1939).
0172 Group of people posed on back of truck parked in front of First State Bank, Las
Vegas, 1926. (One of the men is Harley Harmon)
0173 Las Vegas Scouts on the Colorado River - - 1931. L-R: Royal Dimmick, Don
Stewart, Earl Nay, Evan Wasden. Elbert Edwards on camera.
0174 K. O. Knudson (dark, turban , center) in pageant at Cathedral Gorge (1926).
0175 William Jennings Bryan speaks in Las Vegas. On platform is Ed Clark, Harley
Harmon Sr. , Harley Harmon Jr., C.C. Corkhill. (Dave Farnsworth photo)
0176 Harley L. Harmon. (1965)
0177 Boulder City Rotary Club. (Signed "Best Wishes, Ed".)
0178 U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran (Nev.). He was in the U.S. Senate from
1933 - 1954.
0179 O.K. Adcock and David Farnsworth in front of the Lincoln County Bank,
Caliente, Nevada. (1907)
0180 Troy Steam Laundry truck - - first motorized delivery in Las Vegas (1914).
Pictured is Joe Dunlap, brother of Mrs. Dave Farnsworth.
0181 Colorado Club in Las Vegas. L-R: Frank Duncan, Jake Holcourt, John
Baldwin, Laff Holcourt, Billy Dole, (?).
0182 On the way to the Colorado River for boating: Earl Rockwell driving, Henry
Lutz on wagon, Pinky Waite on burro, Frank Waite on first horse, Eddie
Marshall driving buckboard, Spud Lake on rear horse.

J. T. McWilliams & Family

0183 Lee Canyon, Clark County, Nevada. J.T. McWilliams at point on 4 inch water
Pipe line about 5 feet from spring 1000 ft. elevation above 40 acres donated
With water by J.T. McWilliams and wife for public playground , 1936. (J.T. in
Photo.)
0184 At Lake Mead, c. 1936. L-R: Mrs. J.T. McWilliams, Mrs. E.R. Gates, Barbara
Gates, J.T. McWilliams, Mrs. Maude (Gates) Evans, and Leland Cox.
0185 McWilliams home, Westside Las Vegas. (1930s)


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J.T. McWilliams (cont.)

0186 J.T. McWilliams in front of his home in Westside Las Vegas. (c. 1930s)
0187 Claude Mackey (left) and J.T. McWilliams at Lee Canyon, c. 1930s.
0188 Mr. and Mrs. J.T. McWilliams at Buffalo Bill Memorial.
0189 Scotty's Castle - - Mrs. J.T. McWilliams at right.
0190 At Lee Canyon, 1938. Mr. and Mrs. J.T. McWilliams at right. On left, Mr.
Ernest Orback (?); 2nd from left, Lillian Dobbe (?).
0191 Group at Lee Canyon, June 29 -30. L-R: Mrs. Genther, Mrs. W. Young, Mrs.
Gates, Mrs. McWilliams, Barbara Gates, Mrs. Weizner, Walker Young, J.T.
McWilliams, E. R. Gates.

Miscellaneous

0192 Branch store of Beckley & Beckley Men's Furnishings - - Goodsprings,
Nev., 1918.


Edwards Family & Activities

0193 Las Vegas High School staff observe Helldorado - - 1935. (Also includes
Elementary School staff members). L-R: (front) Arthur Sant, Duane Keller,
K.O. Knudson, Lewis E. Rowe, Paul Sheppard, Harold Brinley. (back row):
Emory Chace, Pat Diskin, Arthur (Red) Daugherty, Leonard Sledge, Elbert
Edwards, George Johnson, Douglas Dashiel, Eldon Latson, George Harris,
Howard Wasden.
0194 L.V.H.S. Rifle Team - - ca. 1936. L-R: front row: Leon Rockwell, (?), Bryon
Underhill, Tommy Underhill. Back row: Percy Nash (Las Vegas Chief Police)
Clifford Hinrickson, (?), Elbert Edwards.
0195 Portrait of Elbert Edwards.
0196 Elbert Edwards' sons, L-R: Keith, Karl, Arthur, and Mahlon. (c. 1947)
0197 Group photo of Edwards Family (April 20, 1977). Seated, far left, son
Keith; 4th from left, son Arthur; 5th from left, Elbert; next to him his wife
Mary's daughter - in law and grandchildren. The occasion was the dedication
And open house of the Elbert B. Edwards Elementary School in Las Vegas.
0198 Elbert Edwards' grandchildren signing " Edwards, Edwards, there's no
School like Edwards…" (April 20, 1977 - - dedication and open house at
Elbert Edwards Elementary School. ) Melinda, Becky, Lyndee, Maryland,
Quincy - - (Lee Edwards' son). Lyman, Jeff, Naomi, Shauna.

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Edwards Family & Activities (cont.)

0199 Public Employees Retirement Board - - Nov. 1973. L-R: Vernon Bennett,
Elbert B. Edwards, Robert C. Weems, Donald Ream; standing: Clarence
Swain, Ross Cubertson, Glendon Walther, Charles Collings.
0200 Elbert B. Edwards, left. Hal Erickson (UNLV Library ), right. (c. 1967)
0201 (NEGATIVE ONLY) Portrait of Elbert Edwards.
0202 (NEGATIVES ONLY) Portrait of Elbert B. Edwards.
0203 Elbert Edwards at unidentified ruins.
0204 Mahlon and Clay Edwards at Pipe Springs. (Mahlon is Elbert Edwards 'son.)


Panaca, Nevada

0205 Panaca Grammar School, c. 1916. (Students and teachers posed in front of
Building.
0206 Panaca Mormon Sunday school, c. 1890. Building constructed in 1868).
0207 Panaca schoolhouses in the snow, Christmas Eve, 1913. (The closer
Building, at left, is the high school. The building at the right is the grammar
School.)
0208 Lincoln County High School Homemaking Dept. (Old Relief Society
Building - - located west of old Town Hall - - now LDS Chapel.) c.1920.
L-R: (1) Sarah Hollinger; (2) ? ; (3) Mrs. J.R. (Gertrude) Smith - - (teacher
- - wife of Principal J.R. Smith); (4) ?; (5)?; (6) FayWalker; (7) ?; (8) Emma
Richards ; (9) Ada Syphus.
0209 Lincoln County High School, Panaca, Nevada. (c. 1912)
0210 Panaca School, c. 1910. (Photo by W.L. Newman)
0211 Panaca Town Band, 1904. ( Photo by W.L. Newman)
0212 Somewhere in Lincoln County - - view of countryside and train.
0213 Horses pulling logs - - somewhere in Lincoln County
0214 Panaca school group. The building over the fence was probably the Panaca
Tithing Office (Bishop's Storehouse). Likely over the fence from the
Wadsworth Store - - an adobe building used for the school.(Taken before
1909.
0215 Old Wadsworth Store in Panaca - - was used for elementary school grades at
Turn of the century and until 1909.
0216 Historic Mormon Chapel - - Panaca, Nevada. It was also used for social hall,
Town hall, school etc.

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Panaca, Nevada (cont)

0217 Partial view of town of Panaca. (Court Rock makes backdrop for public
Square.)
0218 Miscellaneous snapshots of Panaca, Nevada. Some are identified on back.
(e.g., people at pancake breakfast, quarried rock cellar, etc.) - - 1972. (14
Snapshots)
0219 Snapshots of [ Panaca?], Nevada. Some are identified on the back. (Scenes
Of farmers and ranchers at their chores, children in swimming pool, etc) n.d.
(18 snapshots)

Ranches in Nevada

0220 Al Dilley, cook wagon of O.K. Reed outfit - - May 1920. (Courtesy Nev. Hist.
Society, Floyd Lamb Collection)
0221 Antoniazzi Ranch - - Nye County. (Courtesy Nev. Hist. Society )
0222 Branding calves - - Dressler Ranch - - Douglas County. (Courtesy Nev. Hist.
Society.)
0223 Feed troughs on the Diamond Valley- - belonging to Harvey Sewell and
Daughter Dorothy. (Courtesy Nev. Hist. Society)
0224 Cattle on range- - paradise Valley. Riders, L-R: Indian Albert Skedaddle,
Leslie Stewart, Gus Ramasco. (Courtesy Nev. Hist. Society, Buckingham -
- Stewart Collection.)
0225 4- H Show judging (F.H. Dressler) Douglas County. (Courtesy Nev. Hist.
Society.)
0226 Breeders young herd - - 1st at Cal. State Fair, 1921. L-R: Aurora (2nd), Aloha,
Standard Eyes (4th), Blanchard (1st). (Courtesy Nev. Hist. Society)
0227 Water development in White Pine County. (Courtesy of Nev. Hist. Society.)

Early Nevada

0228 Sam Yount in motor car in Goodsprings, Nevada.
0229 Rhyolite, Nevada. (1909) (postcard)
0230 Stage for Eureka - - Ely 1906. (Courtesy of Nev. Hist. Society)
0231 Freight team in Winnemucca Nevada, 1913.
0232 Court House, Eureka, Nevada.
0233 View from the courthouse - - Winnemucca, Nevada.
0234 The Pyramid - - Pyramid Lake, Nevada.
0235 Virginia City, Nevada.
0236 Interior of Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada (Courtesy of Nev. Hist.
Society.)
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Nevada Mines & Mills (Early)
0237 Sagebrush wagon, Dexter Mill, Tuscarora, Nevada - - 1911. (Credit:
Stanley Paher)
0238 Sagebrush fuel for Dexter Mill, 1906. School in background. Tuscarora,
Nevada. (Courtesy Northeastern Museum, Elko, Nev.)
0239 Potosi Mine.
0240 Man standing at entrance to Potosi Mine. (Man is Ed Carbary)
0241 Sutro Tunnel. (Main tunnel 4 ½ miles long - - drains mines of Comstock
Lode to 1750 foot level.)
0242 New Yellow Jacket Shaft (Gold Hill) - - depth 3000 feet. (Photo 1891)
0243 V- Flume - - Clear Creek, Ormsby County, Nevada. (ca. 1905) The V- Flume
Threaded its way through canyons and over ravines to deliver vast quantities
Of wood and timber to the mines at a minimum of expense. (Courtesy of
Nevada State Museum)
0244 Pump machinery at new Yellow Jacket Shaft - - Gold Hill, Storey County,
Nevada. (Photo 1882)
0245 Tonopah, Nevada. Mizpah shaft in foreground.
0246 Three miners at Badger Hole.
0247 Gridleys Store in Austin, Nevada from whence came the sack of flour that
Became legendary in Nevada. (Courtesy of Nev. Hist. Society)
0248 Cordwood cutting operation camp near Belleville, Nevada in 1880's.
Wood used for fuel in ore processing mill there. Stacks of wood and corral
In center.
0249 Mule skinners (drivers) and pack mules loaded with cordwood where it will
Be transferred to wagons pulled by sixteen - mule (jerk - line) teams and
Hauled to ore mill at Belleville, Nevada, to be used for fuel in 1880s.
0250 Packed mules assembled after unloading cordwood to be transferred to
Wagons and hauled to provide fuel to operate ore mill at Belleville, Nevada
In 1880s.
0251 Mule skinners (drivers) and pack mules assembled before a huge rick of
Cordwood at wood camp near Belleville, Nevada in 1880s. Wood provided
Fuel for ore mill; many stumps seen in background.
0252 Sixteen mule tam hauling fifteen cords of wood on one wagon to ore mill at
Belleville, Nevada in 1880s; water barrel lashed to front of wagon, mule
Skinner riding wheel horse, team controlled by "jerk - line" - - a single line
To trained lead horse or mule.
0253 Mule teams and wagons loaded with cordwood on way to ore mill at
Belleville, Nevada in 1880s. Stumps of trees show extent of cutting
Operation; wood was used for fuel at the mill.
0254 Ore mill at Belleville, Nevada in 1880s, mule teams and ore wagons from
Mines approaching unloading chutes above mill, employers standing below.
0255 Ore mill at Belleville, Nevada in 1880s, where ore from mines was
Processed; cordwood stacked in foreground; mule teams with ore wagons
Unloading, on ramp above and behind smokestacks.
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Nevada Mines & Mills (cont.)

0256 Belleville, Nevada in 1880, ore mills at left, sixteen mule team pulling
Four wagons on way to mine or wood camp. Mule skinner (driver) riding wheel
Horse, swampers and passengers standing, water barrels lashed to sides of
Wagons. Cordwood stacked below mill.
0257 Belleville, Nevada in 1880s, looking toward the main street from the ore mill.
A typical scene of early mining activity in Nevada, where they hauled water as
Well as everything else on wagons and pack animals.
0258 Delamar, Nevada. (Lincoln County)
0259 Delamar - - remains of an old mill.
0260 Mill at Delamar, Nevada.
0261 Fayle's freight team. (From original of Leonard Fayle)


Nevada (Miscellaneous)

0262 A link between the old West and the new. Preston Nutter cattle- men on the
Arizona Strip, the breeding range for the cattle. In the spring steers wee shipped
To Utah and trailed from the rail head at Colton to the range on the west
Tavaputs Plateau.
0263 Three year old vineyard, Las Vegas, Nevada. (c. 1928)
0264 Aurora, Nevada.
0265 The old McDermitt stage.
0266 Railroad workers standing next to train engine in early Nevada. (Photo
Courtesy So. Nev. Museum.
0267 Remains of Fort Callville - - 1935. (Photo by G.L. Ullom)
0268 [Miners?] pause for a bite of lunch on the hillside. ( Early Nevada)
0269 Raymond A. "Pete" West built this water wheel in 1936 in the Muddy River
Near Logandale, Nevada.
0270 Water wheel on the Muddy River - - built in 1936 by Raymond "Pete" West.
It irrigates the fields below.
0271 Water wheel in the Muddy River near Logandale, Nevada. ( Built in 1936)
0272 Water wheel used to irrigate fields near Logandale, Nevada.
0273 Sawmill steam engine built by George Lee Edwards and Lyman Lafayette
Woods in the 1890's. It was moved to Panaca, Nevada. (Photo: 1973)
0274 August 1901 - - Nevada team or camp, not identified.
0275 Men driving horsedrawn wagons in early Nevada.

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Railroad Survey Camps

0276 Survey party - - Caliente - Las Vegas - - 1903. Second from left, Rass Ronnow.
0277 Railroad survey camp between Caliente and Las Vegas. (c. 1903-04)
0278 Railroad builders - - SP, La & S1 Camp - - southern Nevada. (c. 1903)
0279 Railroad survey camp between Caliente and Las Vegas. (c. 1903-04)
0280 Laying the track for Sp, SL & LA line - - southern Nevada. (c. 1903-04)
0281 Railroad surveyors break camp - - SP, Sl and LA line in southern Nevada. (c.
1903 -04)
0282 "Survey party "fold their tents", southern Nevada railroad line. (c. 1903- 04)
0283 Railroad builders' camp - - SP, LA & SL line in southern Nevada between
Caliente and Las Vegas - - c. 1903-04
0284 Railroad builders' camp/ SP, LA & SL line. (c.1903- 04) Southern Nevada
Between Caliente and Las Vegas.
0285 Part of survey party for railroad line between Caliente and Las Vegas. (c. 1903-
04)
0286 Survey camp - - SP, LA, & SL Railroad - - southern Nevada. (c. 1903-04)
0287 SP,LA & SL line- - grading camp. Meadow Valley Wash- - c. 104-05.
0288 Indian children by tent- - [Southern Nevada?]
0289 Indian child.
0290 Horses pulling wagons filled with supplies for the advance parties of SP LA &
SL line builders. ( Southern Nevada, c. 1903-04)
0291 Railroad survey camp on SP LA & SL line - southern Nevada between
Caliente and Las Vegas - - c. 1903-04
0292 Railroad survey camp - between Caliente and as Vegas. (c.1903-04)
0293 Railroad survey camp - - SP LA & SL line in southern Nevada. (c. 1903-04)


Nevada (Miscellaneous)

0294 Yellow Jacket Mine - - Gold Hill, Nevada. (Credit: Nev. Hist. Society)
0295 Virginia City, Nevada. (Credit: Nev. Hist. Society)
0296 Bullionville. Loading tailings, Feb 1912. (Lincoln County - - A.V. Lee
Contractor.
0297 Loading tailings, Bullionville (c.1910). A.V. Lee, Contractor, Lincoln County.
0298 Candelaria Depot, 1898. Fred Barnes, conductor; Frank Regan, brakeman; Abe
Church, Engineer; Johnnie McGillis, fireman; Chas. Meadows, mail clerk.
0299 After the Gold Spike was driven and engines came together at Promontory
Summit.
0300 Horsedrawn wagons, somewhere in Nevada. (n.d. - - early 1900s?)
0301 Eureka, Nevada - - mining site.
0302 Bullionville - - Lincoln County. Across valley - - n.w. from Panaca. (Courtesy
L.V. Review Journal.)
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Nevada - - Miscellaneous (cont.)

0303 Bullionville Mill, Dec. 30, 1911. (Copy from Atwood Lee picture)
0304 Ruby Hill Mine, Eureka, Nevada.
0305 Ruby Hill Mine, Eureka, Nevada.
0306 Old Fire Station, Eureka, Nevada.
0307 Head works, Quartette Mine, Searchlight, Nevada.
0308 Stamp Mill, Searchlight, Nevada.
0309 North Belle Isle, Tuscarora, Nevada. (c.1890) Credit: Northeastern Nevada
Museum, Elko.
0310 Grand Prize Mill at Tuscarora, Nevada. 1891. (Credit: Northeastern Nevada
Museum, Elko.)
0311 Open pit mine - - Ruth, Nevada. (1934)
0312 (NEGATIVE ONLY) Potosi Mine railroad looking across Pahrump Valley - -
1956)
0313 Original Searchlight Mine. (NEGATIVE ONLY)
0314 (NEGATIVE ONLY) Seachlight, Nevada. [c. late 1800's - early 1900s]


Nevada Governors

0315 James Warren Nye, Governor Nevada Territory, 1861 - 1864. (Nye, a New
Yorker was appointed by President Lincoln in 1861.)
0316 Henry Goode Blasdel, First elected Governor of Nevada/ (1861- 70)
0317 Lewis Rice Bradley, Nevada Governor, 1871- 1878.
0318 John Henry Kinkead, Nevada Governor, 1879- 1882.
0319 Jewett William Adams, Nevada Governor 1883- 1886.
0320 Charles Clark Stevenson, Nevada Governor, 1887 - 1890.
0321 Roswel Keyes Colcord, Nevada Governor, 1891 - 1894.
0322 John Edward Jones, Nevada Governor, 1895 - April 10, 1896
0323 Reinhold Sadler, Nevada Governor, 1896 - 1898 (Acting) and 1899-
1902 (Elected)
0324 John Sparks, Nevada Governor, 1903 - 1908 (Died in office.)
0325 Denver S. Dickerson, Nevada Governor (Acting), 1908- 1910.
0326 Tasker Lowndes Oddie, Nevada Governor, 1911 - 1914.
0326a Emmett Derby Boyle, Nevada Governor, 1915 - 1922. (First native Nevada
Governor.
0327 James Graves Scrugham, Nevada Governor, 1923 - 1926.
0328 Fredrick Bennett Balzar, Nevada Governor, 1927- 1934 (Died in office)
0329 Morley Isaac Griswold, Nevada Governor, (Acting), March 21, 1934-
December 31, 1934.


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Nevada Governors (cont.)


0330 Richard Kirman, Nevada Governor, 1935 - 1938.
0331 Edward ("Ted") Peter Carville, Nevada Governor, 1939 - July 24, 1945.
0332 Charles Hinton Russell, Nevada Governor, 1951- 1958.
0333 Nevada Governors: L-R: Charles Russell (seated), Mike 0'Callaghan, Paul
Laxalt and Grant Sawyer. (1973) (Note on back of photo: "I received
Appointments from each to Retirement Board - - and from Laxalt, O'
Callaghan & List (not shown) to the State Historical Society Board of
Trustees" - - Elbert Edwards.)
0334 L-R: Don Perry, Nevada Retired Teachers Association; Elbert Edwards,
Chairman of the Public Employees Retirement Board; Nellie Laird and
Orvis Reil, American Association of Retired Persons and National Retired
Teachers Association, were in attendance when Assembly Bill 443 was signed
Into law by Gov. Mike O' Callaghan. ( April 24, 1975)
0335 Nevada Governor's Mansion, Carson City, Nevada. Built in 1908 - 09 at a cost
Of $22, 700. It later underwent renovation, financed largely by private
0336 Mill in Eldorado Canyon, Nevada.
0337 Mill of Southwestern Mining & Milling Company, Eldorado Canyon, Nevada.
0338 Wagon hauling freight in Eldorado Canyon.
0339 Mill and river in Eldorado Canyon.
0340 The riverboat "Gilla" in Eldorado Canyon, with barge of coal for the mines and
Mills. (c. 1890)
0341 Steamer "Gilla" and barge above rail bridge at Yuma about 1880. (Retouched
Photo from Breeden Collection)
0342 The "Searchlight" - - the last of the river steamers to ply the waters of the
Colorado River. (1903- 1909)
0343 Steamer "Colorado" at Colorado Navigation dry dock at the head waters of the
Gulf of California, Fort Isabel.
0344 "Cochan" - - a Colorado River steamboat.
0345 Colorado River steam boat "Isabel" discharging freight. (n.d.)
0346 SP steamer landing at Yuma, Arizona. In the background are the Colorado River
Jaeger Ferry, and Fort Yuman. (c. 1880)
0347 Yuma City, Arizona from Fort Yuma. (Photo by C.R. Savage)
0348 Bridge across the Colorado River at Yuma, showing part of the draw span. Photo
Taken from Arizona side of the river in October 1877.


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Steamboats - Colorado River (cont.)

0349 Bridge across the Colorado River at Yuma. (Photo taken by Watkins from
California side of the river from the top of School Hill.) The train on the draw
Bridge was stopped at the Yuma station, a typical wooden building with a
Restaurant at the front. (n.d.) (See reverse for more details.)
0350 Bonelli Ferry - - March 18, 1890.
0351 The ferry at the Searchlight crossing about 1930. This site is now covered by
Lake Mojave. (Probably used a tram for ore.)
0352 Across the river to site of Hardyville, probably 1922. (LaRue photo - - USGS)
0353 The steamer "Searchlight" operated from 1903 to 1909. Ore from the Quartette
Mine in Searchlight, Nevada was hauled down the river by this steamer to the
Needles smelter, or the one farther down at Aubrey Landing.
0354 "Searchlight" (steamer) on the Colorado River. (c.1903-09)
0355 U.S. Explorer - - steamboat on the Colorado River. [At Chimney Peak]
0356 On the Colorado River.
0357 Isaac Polhamus.
0358 John Alexander Mellon, famous Colorado River boat pilot, 1870 - 1890.
0359 Mrs. Bonelli and daughter at Rioville.
0359a Bonelli Ranch house - - at Bonelli's Landing, Nevada.
0360 Ruins of stamp mill of the Southwest Mining Company overlooking the
Colorado River at Eldorado Canyon.
0361 Steam tractor at Eldorado Canyon, Nevada. (Colorado River in background)
0362 Steam tractor used to move gold ore to the mile which was located near the
Colorado River. (There was once a large gold mining settlement on the
Colorado River near the mouth of Eldorado Canyon.)
0363 Old steam tractor in Eldorado Canyon, Nevada.
0364 Ruins of an old wagon in Eldorado Canyon, Nevada.


BMI and Hoover Dam

0365 Basic Magnesium Inc., Henderson, NV. Shows workers and silver bus bars,
Connections to chlorine cells.
0366 Senator Pat McCarran checks over 141 tons of silver bullion borrowed from the
U.S. Treasury for use as bus bars at BMI Plant at Henderson.
0367 Black Canyon.
0368 Senator Pat McCarran at Hoover Dam. ( Bur. of Reclamation photo)
0369 [Inside one of the tunnels at Hoover Dam.]
0370 Hoover Dam.


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St. Thomas, Nevada

0371 Elbert Edwards picking figs from an orchard in St. Thomas, Nevada as the rising
Waters of Lake Mead cover the town. (ca. 1938-39)
0372 Elbert Edwards at the ruins of Fort Callville as the waters of Lake Mead rise to
Cover them. (ca. 1938-39)
0373 St. Thomas Post Office. (ca. 1930s)
0374 A party of salvagers are almost too late in dismantling the last of the St. Thomas
Residences. (c.1942) (Photo by E. Edwards)
0375 What was once the main thoroughfare and entrance to the prosperous little
Mormon town of St. Thomas now shows only the tops of the tamerix trees which
Lined its irrigation ditches. (Photo by Elbert Edwards)
0376 The last of a once modern high school building (St Thomas) about to disappear
Forever.
0377 Even the Union Pacific Railway hurriedly sends a wrecking crew into the area to
Reclaim several miles of branch line that would otherwise wind up along the
Lake bottom.
0378 Ruins of the town of St. Thomas as waters of Lake Mead rise.
0379 Ruins of a building in the town of St. Thomas as waters rise - - salvage party to
Left in boat.
0380 Ruins of Fort Callville.
0381 At Fort Callville ruins. [Elbert Edwards in boat?]
0382 Fort Callville ruins.


Kyle (Taylor) Ranch

0383 John S. Park home at Taylor ( Kyle) Ranch - - 1964
0384 Building at the old Kyle Ranch. (1964)
0385 Taylor (Kyle) Ranch - - 1964
0386 Cemetery at Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - - Boulderado - - 1964
0387 Grave and marker at Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - - 1964
0388 Craig home at Taylor (Kyle) Ranch - - 1964
0389 Entrance lane to Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - -1964
0390 A shed at the Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - - 1964
0391 Allen home at Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - -1964
0392 Water storage pond at Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - - 1964
0393 Scene at Kyle (Taylor) Ranch - -1964
0394 John S. Park home (White House) at Kyle (Taylor) Ranch, (n.d.)
0395 John S. Park home at Kyle Ranch, n.d.


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Hoover Dam Decennial
0396 Dedication of the Hoover Dam exhibit building as part of the Hoover Dam
Decennial of power production celebrations. (10-25-46)
0397 Dedication of the Hoover Dam exhibit building. (10- 25- 46)
0398 Part of the ceremonies during Hoover Dam Decennial of power production.
(10-25-46)
0399 Dedication of Hoover Dam exhibit building (10-25-46)
0400 Dedication of Hoover Dam exhibit building (10-25-46)
0401 Dedication ceremony for Hoover Dam exhibit building. Charles "Pop" Squires,
At right. (10-25-46)
0402 Commemorative plaque for Decennial celebration of Hoover Dam power
Production (10-25-46)
0403 American Legion Post 31 at ceremonies celebrating Hoover Dam Decennial.
(10-25-46)
0404 Boulder City Area Council of Boy Scouts at dedication of the Hoover Dam
Exhibit building - - part of the Decennial celebration for Hoover Dam power
Production. (10-25-46)
0404a Rotary Club luncheon on the Arizona side of the Dam - - part of the Decennial
Celebration for Hoover Dam power production. (10-25-46)
0405 Rotary Club lunchon at Hoover Dam during Decennial celebration. (10-25-46)
(See photo 0214 0404)

Boulder City and BCHS

0406 Aerial of Boulder City, NV. (c. 1950-51)
0407 Aerial of Boulder City, Nevada. (c.1952)
0408 Boulder City students, 1932.
0409 [Boulder City High School faculty member?] c. 1942-43.
0410 Architect's drawing of Boulder City Junior Senior High School. Architects were
George B. Kaufmann and J.E. Stanton. (Kaufmann produced the architectural
Design for Hoover Dam.
0411 Aerial view of the Boulder City High School under construction (foreground),
1949.
0412 Boulder City High School under construction, 1949.
0413 Boulder City High School under construction, c. 1949-50. (Photo by William
Belknap, Jr.)
0414 Boulder City High School administrative offices under construction, c. 1949-50.
0415 Beginning of Boulder City High School, 1949.
0416 Boulder City High School, c. 1951(Photo by W. Belknap, Jr.)
0417 Boulder City High School, c. 1951.
0418 Boulder City High School, ca. 1951
0419 Boulder City High School gymnasium under construction, ca. 1952
0420 Aerial of Boulder City High School, ca. 1951 -52
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Boulder City High School (cont.)

0421 Aerial of Boulder City High School, ca. 1952.
0422 Shop classroom - - Boulder City High School. (1952)
0423 Boulder City Junior and Senior High School site plan.
0424 Aerial view of Boulder City High School, 1952
0425 Rotary Club feted by Boulder City High School Home Ec. Department, ca.
1950's. (See i.d.s for some people on back.)
0426 Boulder City High School team - - Nevada State AA and Tri -State Champions
1955.
0427 [Boulder City High School track star?] c. 1950s.


Las Vegas Gilcrease Ranch

0428 Elda Gilcrease with he sons Ted (left) and Bill at the Gilcrease Ranch. The collie
Dog "E-Z" was brought with the family from Reno. (c. 1925)
0429 Gilcrease Ranch, c. 1926. Leonard Gilcrease with his sons Ted and Bill (right)
And bobcat that he shot. Farm in background with house and part of weeping
Willow tree showing top of picture.
0430 L-R: Ted and Bill Gilcrease at the Ranch, mid 1920's.
0431 Gilcrease Ranch - - mid 1920's. Cutting sudan grass for hay with horse-drawn
Mower. Horses ere named "Peg" and "June".
0432 Gilcrease Ranch, 1922 or 1923. Turkey hens with baby turkeys. In background
The one- room house in which the family lived after fire destroyed their home.
Note Ford truck to back left.
0433 Ted Gilcrease's pet baby jackrabbit in toy car with Gilcrease house in back-
Ground. C. 1923
0434 L-R: Bill and Ted Gilcrease splashing around in the swimming hole at the
Gilcrease Ranch, c. 1926.
0435 The big chicken house with the laying hens and their guardian, Kelvik, the
Norwegian elkhound.
0436 Ted (left) and Bill Gilcrease with toy town made of clay; weeping willow tree
In background.
0437 Ted (left) and Bill Gilcrease with stationary hay baler and baled alfalfa hay at
Gilcrease Ranch, c. 1930.
0438 Admiring a fine stand of milo maize at the Gilcrease Ranch in 1943. L-R: Ted;
Elda; John Ullom, the photographer's son; Gene wad, former sheriff; Bill
Gilcrease.
0439 Turkeys ready for market at the Gilcrease Ranch, 1943.
0440 Gilcrease house at Christmas, c. 1952(?). L-R: Bill (William Orr), Elda, and Ted
(John Theodore) Gilcrease.


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Las Vegas- - Gilcrease Ranch (cont.)

0441 Close friends Iona, (Mrs. J.T.) McWilliams and Elda (Mrs. Leonard) Gilcrease,
c. 1956.
0442 Mrs. J.T. McWilliams seated in the desert with live cockatiel "Henry" perched on
Her hat.
0443 Elda Gilcrease in her yard with dog Susie, c. 1963. Date palm in background.


Las Vegas Fort

0444 Wall of the adobe fort at Stewart Ranch, ¾ mile northwest of present city limits
Of Las Vegas. (n.d.)
0445 Constructing gravel testing laboratory at old Las Vegas Fort. September 19, 1929
(O.G. Patch photo)
0446 Constructing gravel testing laboratory at old Las Vegas Fort.-- September 19,
1929.
0447 Completed gravel testing laboratory at old Las Vegas Fort, October, 1929. (O.G.
Patch photo)
0448 Interior of gravel testing laboratory at old Las Vegas Fort, October 1929. (O.G.
Patch photo)
0449 Old Las Vegas Fort (now a gravel testing laboratory) - Nov. 9, 1929. ( O.G.
Patch photo)
0450 Snow scene at gravel testing laboratory (old Stewart Ranch), Jan 10, 1930. (O.G.
Patch photo)
0451 Old Las Vegas Fort, c. 1931.
0452 View of old Las Vegas Fort - -c. 1931.
0453 Old Las Vegas Fort - - c. 1931.
0454 Old Las Vegas Fort - - c. 1931.


Las Vegas - - Miscellaneous

0455 Ed W. Clark Forwarding Company, Las Vegas, Nevada.
0456 Interior of a back [Las Vegas, Nevada], n.d. (Photo by Ullom)
0457 North Ninth Street School, Las Vegas, Nevada. (1943- 1957)
0458 Las Vegas Convention Center (1966)
0459 Las Vegas Convention Center (1966)
0460 William E. Ferron Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV. (n.d.)
0461 Aerial view of Las Vegas Nevada. (c. 1940s- 1950s).
0462 Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada, n.d. (Looking east)
0463 Convention Center rotunda (interior), Las Vegas, NV. (1966)
0464 Las Vegas Convention Center display area. (1966)
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Las Vegas - - Miscellaneous

0465 Mint Hotel, Las Vega, NV. (1966)
0466 International Hotel under construction - - Las Vegas, Nevada. (1968)
0467 Convention display at Las Vegas Convention Center (1966)
0468 Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. [c.1960s]
0469 Nevada State Bank, Las Vegas, Nevada. (1966)
0470 F- 4C airplane on flight line at Nellis Air Force Base.
0471 Picturesque Sunrise Mountain dominates the virgin Las Vegas Valley from the
East.
0472 U.S.S. Nevada.
0473 Sailboat on Lake Mead - - Lake Mead Marina in background.
0474 Basic Magnesium Industries, Henderson, Nevada. (Late 1940s or early 1950's)
0475 Las Vegas Post Office, Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV.
0476 Elbert Edwards Elementary School, Las Vegas Nevada. (n.d.)
0477 Elbert Edwards Elementary School, Las Vegas Nevada. (n.d.)
0478 Groundbreaking ceremony for Southern Nevada Water Project (9-7-68), near
Saddle Island on Lake Mead. L-R: Asst. Commissioner of Reclamation N.B.
Bennett, Jr., Master of Ceremonies; U.S. Senator Alan Bible; Regional Director
A. B. West of the Bureau of Reclamation's Region 3.
0479 U.S. Senator Alan Bible presents American flag to member of Nellis AFB color
Guard at Southern Nevada Water Project groundbreaking. September 7, 1968,
Near Saddle Island on Lake Mead.
0480 The groundbreaking ceremony for the first stage of the $81 million Southern
Nevada Water Project September 7, 1968 was opened by Regional Director A.B.
West of the Bureau of Reclamation's Region 3. U.S. Senator Alan Bible, far left,
Delivered the principal address and set off the explosion at the inlet portal of
River Mountains Tunnel. Second from left is Asst. Commissioner of
Reclamation N.B. Bennett, Jr., who emceed the program.
0481 Groundbreaking ceremony for Southern Nevada Water Project Sept. 7, 1968.
Shown is the dynamite blast at the inlet portal of River Mountains Tunnel, which
Officially launched construction of the first stage of the $81 million Project. The
Blast was detonated by U.S. Senator Alan Bible from the speakers' stand 1.7
Miles away, where the groundbreaking ceremony was held.
0482 U.S. Senator Alan Bible delivers principal address at groundbreaking for
Southern Nevada Water Project September 7, 1968, near Saddle Island on Lake
Mead. At left is Asst. Commissioner of Reclamation N.B.Bennett, Jr., who was
Master of Ceremonies for the event.
0483 Las Vegas Valley Water Project (aerial view)
0484 Las Vegas Valley Water Project
0485 Garden Farms in Las Vegas, NV. (1964)


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Pioneers

0486 Hampton S. Beatie, clerk for the DeMont Party, opened the first trading post in
Nevada at present-day Genoa in 1850.
0487 George Wingfield, c. 1906. [A millionaire, he opened banks, hotels, and mines in
Nevada and was connected with Goldfield, Nevada.]
0488 Statue of John C. Fremont.
0489 Henry Bigler, a Mormon missionary and member of the Mormon Battalion who
Was present and recorded the date of the discovery of gold in California, at
Sutter's Mill.
0490 Edward Bunker. He, along with Lemuel and Dudley Leavitt, established
Bunkerville, the first farming community on the lower Virgin River. (1878)
0491 Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville, Army officer and explorer of the Great
Basin. (1796-1878)
0492 Dr. [John D.] Campbell, Pioche, Nevada. (c. late 1800's) He came from
Michigan to practice medicine in Pioche.
0493 Anne Martin, President of Nevada Equal Franchise Society, 1912-1914. (Credit:
Nevada Historical Society.
0494 Daniel Bonelli, one of the early settlers of the Muddy Mission on the Muddy
River in the late 1800s.
0495 William J. ("Bill") Stewart c. 1904. Son of Helen J. Stewart, an early Las Vegas
Pioneer, he was a city commissioner when the charter was passed to establish the
City of Las Vegas in 1911.
0496 G.W. Bean, Las Vegas missionary - -1855. He was a member of the White
Mountain Mission which explored Nevada 1857 - 1858.
0497 "Uncle Dick" Wootton, mountain man. He drove 9,000 head of sheep from New
Mexico to California, crossing Nevada along the Humboldt River route. (1852)
0498 Jacob Hamblin, desert explorer. (His brother was William "Gunlock Bill"
Hamblin.) (c.1800) He was a Mormon missionary and peacemaker among the
Indians.
0499 John G. Taylor. He built a ranching empire in Elko, Pershing, and Humboldt
Counties (Nevada). (Late 1800's)
0500 William C. Ralston, founder of the Bank of the California in 1864. Ralston,
Whose contact with the Comstock Lode dated back to 1860, established a branch
Of his bank at Virginia City, Nevada.
0501 Anson Call established Nevada's first port on the Colorado. (1864) He named the
Port Call's Landing, afterwards known as Callville.
0502 Mrs. Anson Call.
0503 Nathaniel V. Jones.
0504 Nephi Johnson and wife (Grandma) Johnson. He served as an Indian interpreter
For exploratory mission. (1910) (Credit: Leon Rockwell Collection)
0505 William M. Stewart, Senator of Nevada. (c. late1800's)
0506 Governor Frank Bell of Nevada. (Sept. 1890 - December31, 1890)
0507 Governor Frank Bell. (Sept. 1, 1890 -December 31, 1890)
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Pioneers (cont)

0508 Canadian mountain man Peter Skene Ogden was the first white man to explore
Northern Nevada land.
0509 L-R: William S. O' Brien and James C. Flood. They were two San Francisco
Stockbrokers who teamed up with two miners (James C. Fair and John W.
Mackay) to break the power and influence of William Sharon and the Bank of
America on the Comstock Lode.
0510 Kit Carson.
0511 Captain John Sutter.
0512 William Hamblin ("Gunlock Bill"), brother of Jacob Hamblin. He was one of the
First missionaries to Las Vegas. He settled Gunlock, Utah, and was an early
Settler in Clover Valley, Nevada. He discovered the Pioche Mines. (1830- 1872)
0513 James P. Beckwourth, fur trader, hunter. (1798- c. 1867)
0514 James P. Beckwourth, mountain man. (1798-c1867) Famous throughout the West,
He discovered one of the easier routes across the Sierra Navadas, from the
Truckee to the Yuba River.
0515 Jedediah Smith coming down from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On his second
Attempt, with two men, he managed to cross the Sierras but lost three horses to
The steep slopes, deep snow and bitter cold. (He was the first American to enter
Present -day Nevada and the first white man to cross the Sierra Nevadas.
0516 Thomas S. Smith, relative of Thomas Abbot of Farmington, Utah. He was chosen
By Brigham Young to supervise the colonization of the Muddy River Valley in
1864.
0517 John Fremont, seated right, and Kit Carson. The chance meeting on a river
Streamer brought them together to combine the talents of two great frontiersmen.
0518 Small drawings of early Nevada pioneers: Helen J. Stewart, John Ely, William
Sharon, J.W. Haines, John C. Fremont, Henry T.P. Comstock, Lt. Joseph C. Ives,
Numaga, "Kit" Carson, Phillip Deidesheimer, Peter Skene Ogden, "Gunlock Bill"
Hamblin, Thocmetony Winnemucca, Fr. Patrick Manogue, and Jane Vale Johnson
Lee.
0519 (NEG. ONLY) Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick. He was a scout and guide for
Fremont through Nevada lands in 1843-44.
0520 (NEG ONLY) William Bringhurst, president of the Las Vegas Mormon mission.
(c.1850's)
0521 Miscellaneous negatives of various early Nevada pioneers, settlement parties, etc.
Most are not identified; those which are include James Clyman, James Fair, and
John Mackay.

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Petroglyphs

0522 Petroglyphs bordering on ancient Lake Winnemucca. These unusual Lahontan
Petroglyphs were incised designs, etched deeply into the rock probably with
Stone chisels.
0523 Petroglyphs at mouth of Meadow Valley Wah - - feature men on horseback and
In wheeled vehicle - - probably early travelers along old Spanish trail.
0524 Petroglyphs at mouth of Meadow Valley Wash [Is this the pope -slover wagon
Of 1837-38, the first wagon to pass over the Old Spanish Trail?]
0525 Petroglyphs.
0526 View of petroglyphs.
0527 Petroglyphs.
0528 View of petroglyphs.
0529 Petroglyphs.
0530 Several photos of petroglyphs.
0531 Petroglyphs features crosses.
0532 Shows vandalism of petroglyphs - - rocks tumbled down.
0533 Petroglyphs on old Eldorado Road, 11 miles from Boulder City. Features man on
Horseback- - presumably Spanish - - most of area vandalized.
0534 Cleft in rock - - Three Corners area. (1975)
0535 Petroglyphs at Three Corners (1975).
0536 Petroglyphs at Three Corners (1975).
0537 Petroglyphs at Three Corners (1975).
0538 Petroglyphs at Three Corners (1975).
0539 Petroglyphs at Three Corners (1975).

Indians and Indian Exhibit

0540 Chief Winnemucca in uniform. (Please credit: Nevada State Museum)
0541 Po-i-to, or old Winnemucca. (Chief Winnemucca in headdress.)
0542 The Winnemucca Family. L-R: Sarah Winnemucca, Chief Winnemucca,Natchez,
Captain Jim, and an unidentified boy. (Credit: Nevada State Museum.)
0543 Sarah Winnemucca, full length view. (Credit: Nevada State Museum)
0544 Chief Winnemucca.
0545 Nevada Indian chiefs.
0546 Paiute Indian woman weaving a basket - - Pyramid Lake, Nevada.
0547 Chief Big Tree.
0548 Nevada twins (Indian babies).
0549 Dat So La Lee, n.d. (Credit: Nevada State Museum)
0550 Piece of Indian pottery [by Dat-So-La-Lee]. Design is "Hunting game of air in
The sunshine".
0551 Five color snapshots of Indians gathering pinenuts. (1968)

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Indian Exhibit

0552 "Lost City" diorama exhibited at the Nevada State Museum. These people
(Anasazi) settled in southern Nevada around 500 B.C. They were an agricultural
Society who also mined salt and traded with California Indians. They abandoned
This site without a trace in 1150 A.D. (Credit: Nev. State Museum.)
0553 "Antelope Hunt" diorama exhibited at the Nevada State Museum. Paiutes hunted
Hunted the prong - horned antelope in early Fall. Teams of Paiutes herded the
Antelope (or deer) to the sagebrush and rock fence which guided the animals to
The ambush area. The shaman (medicine man) stands by the petroglyph (symbol
On rock) which he has carved to bring luck to the hunters.
0554 "Evolution of Tools" display located at the Nevada State Museum. (Credit: Nev.
State Museum.)
0555 "Pinenut Harvest" diorama exhibited at the Nevada State Museum. After the first
Frost in early Fall, Washo, Shoshone, and Paiute Indians gathered in small
Family groups to harvest pinenuts, one of their staple foods. The nuts were
Roasted and then stored for use during the winter. (Credit: Nev. State Museum.)
0556 A view of the Great Basin camp scene life -size diorama located at the Nevada
State Museum. The hunter has just returned from a successful hunt in this scene
Representing Indian life about two hundred years ago.
0557 Another view of Great Basin diorama - - young women is feeding her baby
Daughter. Her mother is cracking pine nuts and putting them on a winnowing
Tray. (See information on back) Credit: Nev. State Museum.
0558 View of Great Basin camp scene life-size diorama at the Nevada State Museum.
The grandfather is showing the small boy the way to attach an arrow point and
How to string a bow. (Credit: Nev. State Museum.)
0559 A view of the Great Basin camp scene lie -size diorama at the Nevada State
Museum. Depicts a Great Basin Indian camp about two hundred years old.
0560 Life-size diorama of a Great Basin Indian camp. Exhibit was located at the
Nevada State Museum. (Credit: Nev. St. Museum)
0561 A view of the life-size diorama of a Great Basin Indian camp about two hundred
Years ago. The grandfather is showing the small boy the way to attach an arrow
Point and how to string a bow. (Credit: Nevada State Museum).
0562 A view of the Great Basin Indian camp scene life-size diorama located at the
Nevada State Museum. The wife is feeding her baby daughter - - her sister is
Building a fire in the foreground. (Credit: Nevada State Museum)
0563 This life-size figure is part of the Great Basin Indian camp scene in a diorama
Located at he Nevada State Museum. This is a hunter who has just returned
From a successful hunt. (Credit Nev. State Museum).
0564 Burro (desert canary) on exhibit at Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Nevada.
(Credit: Nev. State Museum; date of photo: 1/31/68)

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People

0565 Nate Mack, Nevada educator.
0566 John S. Park - - first cashier at First State Bank, Las Vegas, Nevada.
0567 Leo A. McNamee.
0568 Jim Shaver.
0569 Jim Shaver.
0570 Ralph Olinghouse (1971) - - last living county official to have had office in old
Lincoln County Court House.
0571 Leon Rockwell at Indian Hogan on Colorado River. (Credit L.Rockwell
Collection)
0572 K.O. Knudson.
0573 J.E. Church (New Year, 1956) - - pen and ink portrait.
0574 John Miller (Nov.26, 1963)
0575 James H. Down, Sr.
0576 Erma Rice.
0577 Mary Eaton (Mrs. Bruce Easton).
0578 Howard Cannon on a motorcycle in St. George, Utah (1931). He later was U.S.
Senator from Nevada.
0579 Mr. and Mrs. James Ryan, ranchers of Meadow Valley Wash (down the wash
From Caliente, Nevada.
0580 Jim Cashman.
0581 Joseph Ira Earl.
0582 Former Nevada Senator Key Pittman (held office from 1922-1940, when he
Died) His brother Vail Pittman was once Governor of Nevada.
0583 Helen J. Stewart (1925); she was 71 years old in this photo.
0584 Mr. J.T. McWilliams in the back yard of his home in Westside Las Vegas. (Sept.
30, 1934)
0585 (NEG ONLY) Indian grain bin on the Colorado River - - 1907. (Print: photo #
0008 0101)
0586 (NEG ONLY) Old schoolhouse on So. 2nd Street - - burned in 1910. (Print:
Photo #0002 0022)
0587 [Rex Bell?], Mr. J.T. McWilliams, [Clara Bow Bell?]. (1930s)
0588 Groundbreaking ceremonies for Boulder City High School, March 4, 1949.
Elbert Edwards is second from left.
0589 Elbert Edwards. (Photo by William Belknap)
0590 (NEG ONLY) Portrait of Mrs. John Manis. (May 1942)
0591 L-R: Rosslyn Barnum, Ferris George, Luis Santa Cruz, Wesley Barnum, Earl
Nay, Tom Stewart. (c.1920s - 1930s)
0592 Harold Clark, nephew of Ed Clark, presents a picture of Ed at the dedication of
Clark High School. (Official Clark County School Dist. Photo)
0593 Clark County School District function - - C.W. Woodbury seated at left.
0594 Murl Emery with his ball mill in Eldorado Canyon. (1978)

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People (cont)

0595 Murl Emery's stamp mill in Eldorado Canyon (1978). Gold was milled there a
Century ago. (Murl Emery, at left; Vincent Keele at right.)
0596 Murl Emery, at his stamp mill in Eldorado Canyon (1978). The mill was used to
Mill gold about a century ago. (Man at right is not identified.)
0597 At Las Vegas birthday celebration at the old Las Vegas Fort. L-R: Virginia
"Teddie" Fenton, Maurine Wilson, Hal Erickson, Anna Dean Kepper.
0598 Las Vegas birthday celebration - - 1975 - - at old Las Vegas Fort. L-R:
Virginia "Teddie" Fenton, Maurine Wilson, Hal Erickson, Anna Dean Kepper.
0599 Walter Bracken (1870 - 1950) - - photo c. 1910.
0600 In the Fall of 1924 representatives of the Chambers of Commerce of Panaca,
Pioche, and Caliente met with Governor James G. Scrugham to request the
Establishment of a state park at Cathedral Gorge. L-R: Elbert Edwards, Nephi
Edwards, E.C.D. Marriage, Willard Smith, William H. Edwards, A.L. Scott,
Herman Frudenthal, Governor Scrugham, Earl Grotto, Arthur V. Lee, George L.
Edwards, Col. Thomas Miller, and Ernest T. Gentry. (Photo by Dr. Mark R.
Harrington)
Boulder Dam

0601 Boulder Dam; shows transmission lines.
0602 Boulder Dam; downstream face.
0603 Boulder Dam with outlet works open.
0604 Boulder Dam, downstream face.
0605 Boulder Dam.
0606 Boulder Dam - - upstream face from Arizona side.
0607 Aerial view of Boulder Dam.
0608 Boulder Dam (night view)
0609 Boulder Dam.
0610 Boulder Dam - - upstream face, taken from Arizona side.
0611 Boulder Dam - - upstream face taken from Arizona side.

Moapa Valley - - Muddy River

0612 Remains of early canals of the 1860's built by members of the Muddy -
Cotton Mission. (Photo c. 1948) Elbert Edwards at left.
0613 Elbert Edwards, left. Signs of erosion in Moapa Valley. (c. 1948)
0614 Remains of early canals of the 180's built by members of the Muddy -
Cotton Mission. (Photo c. 1848) (Mission: 1865-1870)
0615 Water of the Muddy River - - diverted for irrigation. (c.1948) Elbert Edwards at
Left.
0616 Water of the Muddy River, diverted for irrigation. (1948) Elbert Edwards at left.
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Moapa Valley - - Muddy River (cont.)

0617 Studying the erosion in Moapa Valley 91948). Elbert Edwards, left.
0618 The Muddy River - - Moapa Valley - - c. 1948.
0619 Remains of irrigation project in Moapa Valley. (1948)

Powell Commemorative Ceremony

0620 Page High School Choir providing entertainment during the Powell
Commemorative Ceremony. Director is Kent Holder. (6-19-69)
0621 Commissioner of Reclamation Floyd E. Dominy addresses the audience at the
Powell Commemorative Ceremony upstream from Glen Canyon Dam. (6-19-69)
0622 Chairman Raymond Nakai of the Navajo Council addresses the Powell
Commemorative Ceremony at Lake Powell. (6-19-69)
0623 At left, Raymond Nakai of the Navajo tribe addresses the crowd at the Powell
Commemorative Ceremony. At right is Bill Diamond, a professional river runner
Who portrayed Major John Wesley Powell in one of the exhibits. (6-19-69)
0624 Gov. Jack Williams of Arizona - - at Powell Commemorative Ceremony, Lake
Powell. (6-19-69)
0625 Gov. Calvin L. Rampton of Utah addresses the audience at the Powell
Commemorative Ceremony (Lake Powell) - - 6/19/69. Sitting at left are Gov. Jack
Williams of Arizona and Asst. Secretary of the Interior James R. Smith.
0626 Harthon "Spud" Bill, Deputy Director, National Park Service, addresses the
Audience at the Powell Commemorative Ceremony on the shore of Lake Powell.
0627 David E. Miller, Prof. of History at the University of Utah, acts as Master of
Ceremony on the shore of Lake Powell. (6-19-69)
0628 A distant view of the speakers' stand, exhibit area, the assembled crowd, as well
As Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam. (6-19-69) (Powell Commemorative
Ceremony)
0629 James R. Smith, Asst. Secretary of the Interior, provides the principal address at
The Powell Commemorative Ceremony upstream from Glen Canyon Dam. (6-19
-69) At right is Commissioner of Reclamation Floyd E. Dominy and Governor of
Utah Calvin L.Rampton.
0630 Four diginitaries unveil the plaque dedicated to the memory of John Wesley
Powell during a ceremony on Lakeshore Drive (just upstream from Glen Canyon
Dam.) L-R: Gov. Jack Williams of Arizona, Chairman Raymond Nakai of the
Navajo Tribe, Asst. Secretary of the Interior James R. Smith, and Governor of
Utah Calvin L. Rampton.
0631 Bill Diamond, professional river runner, portrays Major John Wesley Powell in
An exhibit at the Powell Commemorative Ceremony on the shore of Lake
Powell. (6-19-69)


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Powell Commemorative Ceremony (Cont)

0632 Floyd E. Dominy (Commissioner of Reclamation), left, and Asst. Secretary of
The Interior James R. Smith chat with Bill Diamond, a professional run runner
Who portrayed Major John Wesley Powell in the Powell Commemorative
Ceremony. (6-19-69)
0633 Art Greene (right) presents a Navajo rug that was used to cover the Powell
Plaque to Asst. Secretary of the Interior James R. Smith (6-19-69)
0634 Plaque dedicated to the memory of Major John Wesley Powell has just been
Unveiled. L-R: Governor Jack Williams of Arizona; Chairman Raymond Nakai
Of the Navajo Tribal Council; James R. Smith, Asst. Secretary of the Interior;
And Gov. Calvin L. Rampton of Utah. (6-19-69)
0635 The new Bureau of Reclamation cruiser is shown on Lake Powell carrying
Dignitaries to one of the scenic attractions around the lake. (6-19-69) The
Occasion was Powell Commemorative Ceremony. ) Gunsite Butte at right.
0636 Enjoying the sunshine under Rainbow Bridge are (standing, left to right):
Raymond Nakai, Chairman, Navajo Tribal Council; Harold Mott, Navajo Tribal
Attorney; Graham Holmes, Area Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs; and Mr.
Watson. Seated are Harthon L. Bill, Deputy Director of National Park Services;
And David L. Crandall, Regional Director of Bureau of Reclamation. (6-19-69)
0637 A group of visitors under Rainbow Bridge: (standing L-R): Harold Mott,
Raymond Nakai, Graham Holmes, Frank Kowski (Regional Director of National
Park Services), John Cook (of NPS). Kneeling are Harthon "Spud" Bill and
David L. Crandall. (6-19-69)
0638 Part of the Greene Family which has the National Park Services concession at
Wahweap Recreation Area. L-R: Mrs. Bill Greene, Mrs. Art Greene, Art Greene,
And Bill Greene. (6-19-69)
0639 Chairman Raymond Nakai of the Navajo Tribe views Rainbow Bridge, looking
North. (6-19-69)
0640 A number of officials and staff members of the National Park Services, Bureau of
Reclamation, Navajo Tribe, and other agencies listen to speakers at the Powell
Commemorative Ceremony on the shore of Lake Powell. (6-19-69) At far right is
Is naturalist Bill Taylor of Arches - Canyonlands complex.
0641 Bill Diamond, professional river runner, portrays Major John Wesley Powell in
An exhibit at the Powell Commemorative Ceremony (6-19-69). Exhibit includes
Boat which is representative of the type used by Powell in his expeditions.

Nevada

0642 The great, including Ex-President Grant, and the no-so-great visited Virginia City
And the Big Bonanza. This group at the "C&C" mine shaft mouth included, from
Left, J.W. Mackay, Mrs. M.G. Gillette, U.S. Grant, Jr., S. Yamada, a Japanese
Youth.
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Nevada

0643 Railroad survey camp (1904) - Clark Co.
0644 [Members of railroad survey crew - - 1904 - - Clark Co.]
0645 [Wagons and teams used for railroad survey- - 1904 - - Clark Co.]
0646 [Members of railroad survey crew - - 1904]
0647 [Members of railroad survey crew - - 1904]
0648 [Members of Railroad survey crew - - 1904.]
0649 Vacated
0650 Freighting out of the Las Vegas to Beatty, Rhyolite and Bullfrog. (1905 - 1906)
0651 On film set [Nevada] - - Roy Rogers, seated on log, and his wife Dale Evans
Standing behind him. (c.1940s - 1950s)
0652 Aerial view of Las Vegas downtown - - interchange 15 and downtown express
Way (US 95)
0653 Aerial view of Las Vegas freeway.
0654 Customs operation set up at Hughes West Terminal, Las Vegas, Nv., in 1968 Las
Vegas was designated as an International Port of Entry in 1972. (At the time this
Operation was set up Scandinavian Airlines brought delegates from 128 foreign
Countries to Las Vegas for the American Mining Congress.)
0655 Temporary customs operation set up at Hughes Executive Terminal in Las Vegas
In San Francisco by Scandinavian Airlines to process foreign passengers from
128 countries, here to attend the American Mining Congress. (Las Vegas was
Designated an International Port of Entry in 1972)
0656 Railroad depot in Caliente, Nevada.
0657 Rock formation at Valley of Fire.
0658 McGill, Nevada - - At Kennecott's McGill reduction plant, ore from Liberty Pit
Is crushed, ground, chemically treated and smelted to produce copper. Buildings
At lower right form concentration section. Smelter area is top center and the town
Of McGill is at left.
0659 Originally the Carson City Mint (it began operations January 8, 1870), it later
Became the Nevada State Museum (officially opened Oct. 31, 1941). For more
Information, see reverse.
0660 Coin press (from Carson City Mint), on exhibit at the Nevada State Museum.
(More information on reverse.)
0661 Morrill Hall - - University of Nevada, Reno
0662 Morrill Hall - - University of Nevada, Reno
0663 Fleischmann Planetarium (night view) - - University of Nevada, Reno.
0664 Fleischmann Planetarium (interior) - - University of Nevada, Reno.
0665 Fleischmann Planetarium - - University of Nevada, Reno.


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Edwards Family

0666 Elbert Edwards, c. 1920s.
0667 Elbert Edwards poses by sign reading "Hidden Forest". (1920s)
0668 Elbert Edwards standing in front of mountain sheep which he hunted and shot.
(1920s)
0669 (NEG. ONLY) Mary Edwards and oldest son Mahlon (as a baby) - - c. 1930s.
0670 (NEG. ONLY) Elbert Edwards and his son Mahlon (as a baby) _ _ c. 1930s.
0671 Elbert Edwards (right) and Dr. J.D. Smith at the dedication of the elementary
School named for Edwards (April 20, 1977)
0672 Elbert B. Edwards (left) at the ceremony dedicating the elementary school in Las
Vegas named for him. (April 20, 1977)
0673 L-R: Jim Gammett, outgoing President of the Las Vegas Rotary Club; Mary
Edwards; Rob Moore, incoming president of the Rotary Club. Occasion is the
Presentation of a $3,000 check from the club to the Elbert Edwards Scholarship
Fund at Boulder City High School. The presentation was made at a reception held
At UNLV Library Special Collections Department honoring Elbert and Mary
Edwards and the deposit of Edwards' manuscripts, books, and photographs in the
Special Collections Dept. archives. (July 24, 1991)
0674 UNLV Special Collections Department reception honoring Elbert and Mary
Edwards and the deposit of their manuscripts, books, and photographs in the
Department's archives. Las Vegas Rotary Club also presented a 3,000 check to
Mrs. Edwards for the Elbert Edwards Scholarship Fund at Boulder Humphrey,
Judy Edwards, Keith Edwards, Mary Edwards, Rachel Davis, Mahlon Edwards,
Carole Edwards, Donna Edwards Davis, Jeffrey Edwards, Jennifer Edwards.
0675 Great -grandfather Esaias Edwards's house in Diamond Valley, 12 miles north of
St. George, Utah. (Photo - - 1973)
0676 The house built by Great -grandfather Esaias Edwards in Diamond Valley, 12
Miles north of St. George, Utah.
0677 Albert Woods hunting party - - Clover Valley Mts. - - Albert is second from left.
[Woods family is on Elbert Edwards' mother's side]
0678 Miscellaneous photos of Woods family reunion and the old Woods home in
Springerville, AZ, August 1979. Some of the people identified on back of photo.
0679 Old Butch Cassidy cabin - - so. Of Circleville, UT. (1979)
0680 Elbert Edwards' some Mahlon, Keith, Karl, and Arthur Edwards with Uncle Ed
Gentry.
0681 "Senior Days"
0682 Mary and Elbert Edwards (right) in Taos.
0683 Scene in Taos.
0684 [Mayree and Naomi]; Mary Edwards at right. (September 1980)
0685 [Misc. snapshots of Historical Society trip to Searchlight?] - -1970.
0686 Boulder City School - - 1932.
0687 Elbert Edwards - - Las Vegas Day train ride - - 1980. Also misc. shots of other
Members of Edwards's family taken at the same event.

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EDWARDS FAMILY

0688 Misc. snapshots of Boulder city environs - - 1964.
0689 Boulder City - - 1933.
0690 (NEGS ONLY) Boulder City - - (1933 -34)
0691 Snapshots of Elbert and Mary Edwads' grandchildren - - not identified, but
Include Quincy, Lindee, Mindy, Bret, Jennie. (1976)

Miscellaneous

0692 (SLIDE) Callville sinks beneath Lake Mead.
0693 (SLIDE) Las Vegas High School destroyed by fire in 1934.
0694 (SLIDE) Colorado River, head of Black Canyon, pre-dam construction.
0695 (SLIDE) Black Canyon.
0696 (SLIDE) Murl Emery
0697 (SLIDE) Pearce Ferry
0698 (SLIDE) Emery's mill - - Eldorado Canyon
0699 Fort Churchill, Nevada
0700 Unveiling of Mormon Fort monument.
0701 Unveiling of Mormon Fort monument.
0702 Arrow fore-shaft found in Queho's cave by Frank Allen
0703 Spoon and other artifacts found in Queho's cave.
0704 [Pioche, Nevada.]
0705 [Pioche, Nevada.]
0706 [Pioche, Nevada]
0707 Early Panaca band

** NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARE SLIDES HOUSED ON R24:6

0708 Western Chemical Company ore train
0709 Emery's mill - - Eldorado Canyon.
0710 Panaca Elementary School, north and east exposure.
0711 Lincoln County High School - - north exposure.
0712 Tecopa.
0713 Las Vegas Indians - - Brother chiefs and wives (1823)
0714 Eldorado land steamer.
0715 Panaca Elementary School and Lincoln County High School - - first graduating
Class of High School.


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THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL SLIDES, HOUSED ON R24:6 -R24:10

Old Spanish Trail

0716 Cave on old Spanish Trail.
0717 Over looking Cottonwood.
0718 The Mormon Road descends to Cottonwood.
0719 The water at Cottonwood.
0720 Over looking Las Vegas Valley from Cottonwood Valley - - old Spanish Trail.
0721 Stump Springs - - old Spanish Trail
0722 Le Pleu de Roche.
0723 Grinding holes.
0724 Le Roche qui pleu.
0725 At Le Roche qui pleu - - old Spanish Trail.
0726 Ancient trails of Spanish horses.
0727 On the old Spanish Trail.
0728 "Scoop" Garside and John Lytle - - markers of Old Spanish Trail.
0729 Southern route to old Mormon Road.
0730 Along the old Mormon Road.
0731 Resting Springs on old Spanish Trails.
0732 Probably a group of Mexican immigrants near Resting Springs.
0733 At the crossing of the Muddy on the old Spanish Trail.
0734 Old Spanish Trail - - crossing of Virgin.
0735 Looking up the Virgin Valley from below Bunkerville.
0736 Virgin River looking toward Bunkerville.
0737 Virgin River.
0738 Looking up the "Long Hill"; Virgin River to top of mesa.
0739 Old Spanish Trail - - at Mesquite, crossing of Virgin.
0740 The old road out of the Virgin.
0741 Virgin River Valley downstream from Bunkerville.
0742 At top of big hill on Mormon Road - - Virgin Valley.
0743 Virgin River.
0744 Top of Big Hill - - Mormon Road overlooking the Virgin
0745 Lytle points to depression of old Spanish Trail.
0746 Walkara - - Indian chief who traveled old Spanish Trail.
0747 Statue - - Spanish fathers Escalante and Dominguez - - opened eastern part of Trail
- - 1776.
0748 Statue - - Jedediah Smith - - first man over central part of the Spanish Trail (1826)
0749 Statue - - Fremont and party - - traveled old Spanish Trail (1844)


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** NOTE: The following are slides, housed on R24:10 - R 25:4

Early Las Vegas
0750 Hotel National - - downtown Las Vegas.
0751 Parade, Las Vegas downtown, c. 1930s.
0752 Christmas tree - - Fremont Street.
0753 Parade on Fremont Street, early 1900s.
0754 Old Las Vegas Depot.
0755 Fremont Street, looking east, c. 1910.
0756 Clipping of Las Vegas Depot - - c. 1910.
0757 Clipping of First State Bank - - 1905.
0758 Clipping of Las Vegas First hotel (tent), c. 1905.
0759 Aerial of Las Vegas, c. early 1900s.
0760 Aerial of Las Vegas, c. early 1900s.
0761 Portrait of Helen J. Stewart.
0762 White Spot Café, downtown Las Vegas, c. 1930s.
0763 Snow-covered streets, Las Vegas, c. 1930s.
0764 Parade - - Fremont Street, c. early 1900s.
0765 Parade - - Fremont Street, Las Vegas, early 1900s.
0766 Las Vegas Railroad depot (in the snow)
0767 Las Vegas in the snow.
0768 Neighborhood scene in Las Vegas - - snow.
0769 Fremont Street and Sal Sagev Hotel (nite)
0770 Downtown Las Vegas - - Grammar School, center back, c. 1930s.
0771 Las Vegas - - [courthouse?] - - in snow.
0772 Fremont Street covered with snow - - nite shot, c. 1930s.
0773 Railroad machine shops - - Las Vegas.
0774 Snow - laden cars on Fremont Street, c. 1930s.
0775 Las Vegas Review office - - people posed in front.
0776 Clipping: Las Vegas High School art class.
0777 Clipping: Las Vegas Wildcats - - gymnasium in background.
0778 Las Vegas Grammar School (5th Street School), 1919.
0779 Clipping: Las Vegas High School fire (1934)
0780 Las Vegas Grammar School (5th Street School), 1920s.
0781 Airdome - - open air theatre, Las Vegas, 1915.
0782 Airdome - - c. 1915.
0783 Fremont Street at night - - in the snow.
0784 Parade - downtown Las Vegas, Union Pacific Depot in background, c. 1930s.
0785 Parade - - downtown Las Vegas, c. 1930s.
0786 Parade - - downtown Las Vegas, c. 1930s.
0787 Downtown Las Vegas, c. 1930s?
0788 Las Vegas in the snow.
0789 Las Vegas - - snow scene - - c. 1930s.
0790 Early Las Vegas scene.
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** NOTE: the following are slides, housed on R25:4 - R25:7

Early Las Vegas (cont)

0791 Early Las Vegas scene.
0792 [Helldorado] parade in Las Vegas.
0793 [Helldorado] parade in Las Vegas.
0794 [Helldorado] parade in Las Vegas.
0795 [Helldorado] parade - - Fremont Street - - 1930s -40.
0796 Float in parade in Las Vegas.
0797 Horses in parade in Las Vegas, 1930s-40s.
0798 Float in parade in Las Vegas, 30s -40s.
0799 Float in parade, Las Vegas, 30s-40s.
0800 Parade float, Las Vegas, 30s-40s.
0801 Parade float, Las Vegas, 30s -40s.
0802 American Legion Building, Las Vegas.
0803 Las Vegas snow scene.
0804 Boulder City High School.
0805 Boulder City High School.


Panaca, Nevada

0806 Old Panaca grist mill building (June 1970).
0807 Cut in the original Panaca Big Ditch.
0808 Evening at Panaca Spring - - June 1970.
0809 Panaca Spring - - evening view - - June 1970.
0810 Bell and belfry built by G.W. Edwards (1868)
0811 Panaca Big Ditch.
0812 Echo Dam and pond site - - Meadow Valley Creek above Dry Valley.
0813 Echo Dame site above Dry Valley (June 1970)
0814 Old Wadsworth Store (Panaca) built by James Wadsworth (1870s)
0815 Wadsworth Store (June1970)
0816 Old Panaca grist mill building; also site of sawmill.
0817 Cut in original Panaca Ditch.
0818 Panaca Mercantile (1970)
0819 Home built by G. L.Edwards - - Panaca, NV. (c. 1860)
0820 Panaca Mercantile formerly Panaca Co -op (built 1868).
0821 Historic key to Panaca Co -op
0822 Panaca Co -op key used in 1868.
0823 Meadows of Meadow Valley (July 1970)
0824 Meadow Valley - - Big Spring in the distance.

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** NOTE: The following are slides, housed on R25:7 - R26:1
Miscellaneous Nevada

0825 Candelaria mill ruins.
0826 Candelaria, Nevada.
0827 Candelaria tunnel.
0828 Candelaria.
0829 Candelaria mill site.
0830 Candelaria ruins.
0831 Cemetery at Candelaria.
0832 Eagle Lake - - Tahoe.
0833 Eagle Lake trail - - Tahoe.
0834 Lovelock, NV - - black angus.
0835 Church at Dayton, NV.
0836 Spring Valley, Nevada.
0837 Mesquite Canal - - Virgin River.
0838 Mesquite diversion.
0839 Pahranagat Lake.
0840 Valley of Fire.
0841 Valley of Fire.
0842 Valley of Fire.
0843 Valley of Fire.
0844 Celestial Tower - - Cathedral Gorge.
0845 Cathedral Gorge.
0846 Cathedral Gorge
0847 Cathedral Gorge.
0848 Atmospherium - - University of Nevada, Reno.
0849 Fort Churchill.
0850 Fort Churchill.
0851 Fort Churchill.
0852 Sunrise Mountain.
0853 Huntsman Cabin, pony express mail route; Meadow Valley Wash.
0854 Old Fort Mohave - - Arizona.
0855 Arch - - charcoal ovens.
0856 Charcoal ovens.
0857 Fort Genoa - - May 1966.
0858 Fort Churchill.
0859 Carson Valley - - May 1966.
0860 Carson Valley - - May 1966.
0861 Carson River mill.
0862 Mill site - - Carson River.
0863 Gardnerville - May 1966
0864 Lahontan petroglyphs
0865 Petroglyphs - - Spanish cart.
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** NOTE: The following are slides, housed on R26:1 - R26:5

Miscellaneous Nevada (cont)

0866 Petroglyphs - - Valley of Fire.
0867 Petroglyphs - 40 Mile Canyon.
0868 Lahontan petroglyphs.
0869 Grape Vine Springs petroglyphs.
0870 Petroglyphs - - Grape Vine.
0871 Virgin River.
0872 Hidden Valley
0873 Crystal Springs
0874 Water wheel on Muddy River
0875 Pastoral scene - - Pahranagat Valley, north of Alamo, Nevada.
0876 Carlin open pit gold mine.
0877 Open pit - - Weed Heights, Nevada (May 1966)
0878 Copper mine area - - Battle Mountain, NV.
0879 Humboldt River.
0880 Fallon feedyard.
0881 Delmue cattle - - Panaca, NV
0882 Mason Valley cattle.
0883 Gabbs, Nevada.
0884 Emerald Bay - - August 1966.
0885 Berlin, Nevada.
0886 Truckee River (NV)
0887 Rye Patch Dam - - Humboldt River.
0888 Washoe Lake.
0889 Earthquake fault, Churchill County, NV.
0890 Earthquake fault, east of Fallon, NV.
0891 Overlooking Virgin River at Riverside.
0892 Mesquite diversion dam - - Virgin River.
0893 North portal of Bunkerville Diversion Dam
0894 Beaver Dam Creek
0895 Carson River.
0896 Lahontan Project - - Fallon, NV
0897 Clover Valley - - August 1966
0898 Clover Valley schoolhouse - - August 1966
0899 Mount Wheeler
0900 Mount Wheeler
0901 Prehistoric Lahontan
0902 Ancient Lake Lahontan
0903 Walker River
0904 Walker Lake - - Mt. Grant
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**NOTE: The following are slides, housed on R26:5 - R26:8

Miscellaneous Nevada (cont.)

0905 Virgin River - - Bunkerville Dam
0906 Overlooking the Muddy (Fremont's campsite c. 1847)
0907 The Big Hill to Mormon Mesa.
0908 Carson River
0909 Winnemucca Lake
0910 Walker Lake
0911 Walker Lake, May 1966.
0912 Walker Lake
0913 Pony Express Station - - Elko.
0914 The old stamp mill.
0915 Yerington feeders May 1966.
0916 Reno, Nevada
0917 Bowers Mansion
0918 Lake Tahoe
0919 Lake Tahoe
0920 Truckee River
0921 Truckee River (head)
0922 Truckee River - - Truckee Canyon
0923 Truckee River - - canyon below Reno
0924 Tahoe - - May '66
0925 Pelicans at Pyramid Lake
0926 Pyramid Lake
0927 Squaw and basket - - Pyramid Lake
0928 Callville ruins
0929 Hoover Dam
0930 Petroglyphs - - Boulder City Dry Fall Area.
0931 John Lytle at Emigrant (Fremont) Gap on old Spanish Trail.
0932 Statue of Spanish explorers - - 1776
0933 Statue of early trappers (inscr.: "This is the place")
0934 Eldorado Grammar School in Eldorado Canyon, Nevada. Built in 1938. (PRINT)
0935 Caliente Railroad Depot, Caliente, Nevada. (1976) (PRINT)
0936 Steam engine originally used to power a sawmill which was jointly owned by
George Edwards and Lyman Woods. It was used extensively in the late 1800s
But sat idle for many years before being moved to Panaca in July 1992. (from
Clover Valley, Nevada). It now stands in the ballpark in Panaca. (Photo - -1973)
(PRINT)

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Schools

0937 Boulder City High School athletic stadium as completed in 1951.
0938 Original lighting system installed at Boulder City High School athletic field.
(c.1951)
0939 Original lighting system installed at Boulder City High School athletic field.
Bruce Eaton, right center, assists in placement of concrete. (Photo by Bureau of
Reclamation)
0940 Group of people helping to install the lighting system at the Boulder City High
School athletic field, c. 1951. Bruce Eaton, third from right. (Photo by Bureau of
Reclamation.
0941 Ground - breaking for Boulder City High School, March 4, 1949. L-R: F.A.
Latham, Elbert Edwards, and H.O. Watts (with shovel). (Photo by Bureau of
Reclamation.
0942 Vegas Heights Elementary School, 1946. The flag was donated to the school in
The name of an unidentified WWII casualty. His son Billy is standing by the flag
Pole.
0943 Flag raising ceremony at Vegas heights Elementary School, 1946. L-R: Dolly
Ruth Wheeler's son with bugle; Billy (the flag was donated in honor of his father,
A WWII casualty); Dale, the soloist; Mrs. Wilson, Brownie Scout leader and
Vice Pres. Of the PTA; Mrs. Sellers, Pres. Of Vegas Heights PTA; Miss Jane;
Adams Ledbetter, Primary Supervisor; Miss Maude Frazier, Superintendent;
Billy's widowed mother; Edna Lundgren, 2nd & 3rd grade teacher; Roma Knight,
Principal; Brownie scouts.
0944 Education leaders gather for social event given by Las Vegas Education
Association, c. late 1940s. Seated, left to right: Miss Lucille Chandler; Mrs.
Clarabelle Hanley; Miss Helen Marie Smith; Miss Maude Frazier, former super
Intendent of schools in Las Vegas. Second row, left to right: Samuel B. Kurtz;
Miss Rozie Copenhaver; Harvey Dondero; Duane D. Keller; Mrs. Adrian Dubois
Walter V. Long; Miss Doris French; K.O. Knudson; Mrs. Roma Knight. Third
Row, left to right: Roy McCaughey and Oran Ballinger.
0945 Snow scene in Las Vegas, 1949.
0946 One of two portable buildings added to Vegas Heights Elementary School
(Portable at left). Group of pre-school students are in costume for Halloween.

Miscellaneous

0947 Unidentified mining and/or mill operation in Nevada. (panoramic view)

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Additions to Collections

0948 Annebelle Plunkett
0949 P.A. "Pop" Simon
0950 Unidentified woman
0951 Frank Fisher Garside
0952 Nanyu and Yonema Tomiyasu, ca. 1966
0953 Yonema "Bill" Tomiyasu, 11-17-62
0954 Yonema "Bill" Tomiyasu
0955 Yonema "Bill" Tomiyasu, ca. 1962
0956 A.E. Cahlan
0957 Harold Case
0958 William E. Ferron.

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