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The Railroad, the Cottages and Early Las Vegas


On Thursday, February 5th we have a very unique panel centered around the history of the railroad in Las Vegas.

As many of our readers know, the railroad put Las Vegas on the proverbial map.  It's importance in those early, beginning days of Las Vegas cannot be understated.  The railroad provided many of the jobs for the small community and also provided cottages for its workers to live in.

Over the years, the railroad cottages were home not only to those connected with the company but as the community grew and the railroad grew less important, many of the cottages were turned into businesses.

Finally, many fell into disrepair and most were demolished to make room for bigger and better offices.

But for an evening we are going to look back on this buildings that were home to many of our pioneering residents.  We will talk about their historic importance, the battle to save them and the story of their ultimate preservation.  We will also talk about the importance of the railroad in sustaining the small community in those formative years.

Join us and our panelists to learn more about our early history and the story behind the Cottages.

Donna Andress

Eileen Fitzgerald Carson

Paul Stewart

Brian "Paco" Alvarez


Thursday, February 5th

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Desert Learning Center

7:00 pm

Admission is $12


We hope to see you there for this rare evening of early Las Vegas history!


Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 3:04PM by Registered CommenterLasVegasLynn in , | CommentsPost a Comment

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