Henderson Historical Society Stories


Space, Business and Triumph of Las Vegas from 1905-1995


Henderson Speaks

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Where: CSN-College of Southern Nevada, Henderson Campus                                                                        Caesar J. Caviglia Academic Building/John C. Kish Auditorium
700 College Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89002

Time: Doors open at 5:45, lecture at 6:00 PM

Come hear guest speaker Dr. Eugene Moehring, present a brief history of Southern Nevada suitable for a wide range of interests including history fans, teachers and students, area newcomers, and educators seeking help in the certification process. With a Ph.D. from the City University of New York and a B.A. (1968) and M.A. (1970) in history from Queens College, this specialist in urban history has also taught courses in business history, the United States since 1920, Nevada history, and the history of science. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published five books.


Sponsored by:

Woods Erickson & Whitaker


Three Kids Mine

Three Kids Mine

Manganese One Plant (AKA) Three Kids Mine, Henderson Nevada, 1916-1962

Manganese One Plant (AKA) Three Kids Mine

Henderson, Nevada, 1916-1962

The Manganese Ore (AKA) Three Kids Mine has a battle born history from 1917-1961. The mine and mill sites had three periods of activity each related to a time of war and internal tensions (WWI, WWII, and  the Korean and Cold War years).

While manganese is used in tough alloys, resistant to wear, manganese production of sufficient quality required the construction of the new mill and corresponded to the period of high demand in WWII and during the cold war era. In 1961 most of the rich ore was depleted and the U.S. Government contracts were terminated.  The mine and mill was dismantled and closed in 1962.

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