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Accomplishments to Date-Feb 2015

Published: February 14, 2015 – | Comments Off on Accomplishments to Date-Feb 2015

Henderson Historical Society (HHS) has accomplished much and is in the mood to brag.

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HHS Applies for SOHA Grant 

Published: February 14, 2015 – | Comments Off on HHS Applies for SOHA Grant 

Henderson District Public Libraries and Nevada State College assisted the Henderson Historical Society in applying to the Southwest Oral History Association for support to collect, preserve and share Henderson history.

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Lou LaPorta

Message from the Executive Director

Published: February 14, 2015 – | Comments Off on Message from the Executive Director

Our first inaugural edition of the HHS Newsletter has been printed and mailed as well as emailed to our subscribers. But we also know the value of a printed link with the neighborhood.

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Water in the Mojave

Published: January 17, 2015 – | Comments Off on Water in the Mojave

The water pipeline was completed in 1943. Prior to that all water in the Las Vegas valley came from artesian springs and wells. During construction of the BMI Plant and housing, water was hauled from wells by train to the site and stored in wooden tanks.

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Henderson Speaks Event-February 19, 2015

Published: January 17, 2015 – | Comments Off on Henderson Speaks Event-February 19, 2015

Henderson Speaks: Water in the Mojave Desert: Past, Present & Future

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Pepcon_smoke

Pepcon explosion, 25 years later

Published: May 7, 2013 – | Comments Off on Pepcon explosion, 25 years later

The City of Henderson is about to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the tragic PEPCON explosion. An industrial accident that reminds long-time residents of the recent disaster in West, Texas.

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Three Kids Mine

Three Kids Mine

Published: April 9, 2012 – | Comments Off on Three Kids Mine

The Manganese Ore (AKA) Three Kids Mine has a battle born history from 1917-1961.

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Rick Watson in front of Hermits Cave

The Hermit of Henderson Swamp

Published: February 29, 2012 – | Comments Off on The Hermit of Henderson Swamp

“I am amazed at the development – Especially Lake of Las Vegas. I wonder if the Hermit’s Ghost is hanging around?”

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Water Street Shops

Inspiration for An American Journey

Published: October 17, 2011 – | Comments Off on Inspiration for An American Journey

by Monica Martinez Simmons Inspired by a strong sense of community and a deep pride for my hometown—An American Journey

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Magnesium Maggie

Published: October 11, 2011 – | Comments Off on Magnesium Maggie

Most people have heard of Rosie the Riveter, but on a local level, Southern Nevada had its own version of

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