Nevada's First State Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 36° 25.800 W 114° 30.837
11S E 722859 N 4034515
Quick Description: A must see area if you're in the Las Vegas area, or any place else for that matter. The Valley of Fire! Gorgeous! Marker number 150.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2006 7:26:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMX19
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 72

Long Description:
Located the Visitor Center at the Valley of Fire State Park.
Marker Title (required): Nevada's First State Park

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 150

Marker Text (required):
Governor James Scrugham moved the federal government to give 8,500 acres of the Valley of Fire to Nevada in 1925. Park development began in 1933 by Civilian Conservation Corps workers. Dedicated prematurely on Easter Sunday 1934, the park was officially established by the state in 1935 by Col. Thomas W. Miller, as chairman of the new park commission. World War II fiscal neglect and the 1941 Land Exchange Act almost eliminated the park from the state park system. Led by the tenacious Col. Miller, the 1955 legislature revitalized the system with sound support and funds. Authorized acreage is 58,000.

County (required): Clark (Las Vegas)

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): Nevada Historical Society

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): N/A

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