Twin Lakes Resort - Lorenzi Park, Las Vegas NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 36° 10.745 W 115° 11.203
11S E 663064 N 4005334
Quick Description: Another in a series of historic markers placed by the City of Las Vegas to celebrate its centennial in 2005.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2017 2:22:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMV39W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 7

Long Description:
One of many historic markers commissioned by the City of Las Vegas in honour of its centennial in 2005. This marker recounts the history of Twin Lakes Resort, now known as Lorenzi Park, It was one of the first "pay-parks" in the Las Vegas area.

The marker is located on the west side of the twin lakes, along the concrete multi use path, south of the washroom/refreshment area.
Marker Title (required): Twin Lakes Resort

Marker Text (required):
Trusting in the growth of the new community of Las Vegas, David G. Lorenzi purchased 80 acres two miles northwest of town. An energetic entrepreneur, Lorenzi cleared the land, dug wells and planted a variety of crops. Throughout the 1920s and 30s, he developed the land as a resort and provided Las Vegans with a swimming pool, concert venue, dance hall, July 4th celebrations, horse races, rodeos, and twin lakes for boating and fishing. In 1947, new owners Lloyd St. Jean and son Richard built eight motel buildings in the northwest section of the park, which included ties from the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad. In the 1950s Twin Lakes Loadge was a complete dude ranch for the thriving marriage abd divorce business of Las Vegas. It was a temporary home to many movie stars, as well as scientists during the building of the Nevada Test Site. In 1965, the City of Las Vegas purchased the 80 acres for $750,000 for park and recreational purposes.


County (required): Clark (Las Vegas)

Marker Type (required): Other (describe below)

Other Marker Type (optional): Las Vegas Centennial marker

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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