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Baker, C.D. Engineering Field Notebooks
Coll #: MS-00272
Date: 1909 -1965
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: MS 3:3:6 - 3:4:1
Collection is comprised of the field notebooks of Charles Duncan (CD) Baker, City Engineer and County Surveyor, responsible for planning and supervising most downtown Las Vegas street construction prior to WWII. Baker later served as Las Vegas mayor and Nevada assemblyman and senator. The field notebooks contain survey coordinates and elevation data for much of early Las Vegas. The notebooks provide important information on early property boundaries, historical elevations and lengths of existing streets at the time. INVENTORY AVAILABLE