The Goumond house, on Heritage Street at the Clark County Museum, took about 15 years to restore. The home is named for gambling pioneer Prosper J. Goumond.
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Ries Elementary School, 9805 S. Lindell Road, opened in 2005 and is named for Iowa native Aldeane Ries. She came to Las Vegas from Iowa as a joke with one of her sorority sisters but fell in love with the place and never left.
Ruthe Deskin was at the forefront of women and children’s issues in Southern Nevada. She died in 2004 at the age of 88, and the elementary school at 4550 N. Pioneer Way was named for her.
Green Valley Ranch Resort has transformed the former Ovation showroom to offer one game the community had been asking for — and bingo was its name-o.
The extinct horse, known as Equus scotti, has been definitively identified from bones recovered from a northwest Las Vegas hillside
For an all too brief time, the Moulin Rouge was an integrated oasis in a segregated Las Vegas. As much an ideal as a hotel, Las Vegas’ first interracial resort was so novel that it made the cover of Life magazine, granting it the imprimatur of mainstream pop culture cool.
On April 30, members of the Las Vegas High School Alumni Association unveiled the Senior Squares Monument at Las Vegas Academy, 315 S. Seventh St., the former site of Las Vegas High School.
Local dignitaries revealed a plaque designating the El Cortez Hotel and Casino on the National Register of Historic Places on Thursday downtown. The hotel becomes one of nearly 80,000 properties listed on the NRS. The business opened in 1941 making it the oldest continuously operated casino in Las Vegas.
Dennis Richard was talking to a teacher one day when she casually mentioned where she lived.
Red Rock Canyon’s beauty includes Mount Wilson, which stands 7,068 feet high and is one of the peaks overlooking Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. It is named for James Bernard Wilson, an early rancher who lived most of this life in the area.
If StoryCorps accomplishes nothing else in Las Vegas, it’ll be enough that the nonprofit organization has documented for future generations the oddly compelling fact that Alan Nakashima was born — seriously — at Santa Anita Park.
Summerlin woman recalls her time as Rosie the Riviter.
Joe Willis Street is in Summerlin off of Alta Drive and west of Town Center Drive. It’s not a name you’d likely know, not unless you were in the home building business up until 2005.
Betty Beason remembers her mother, Ida Belle Riggins, as being involved in all aspects of the Henderson community, no matter if it were with her church or the City Council.
If Sunrise Manor resident Chuck Muth has his way, soon the entire valley will be able to watch the sun rise over Mount Reagan.
Nathan Adelson Hospice will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year and is named for a man whose family was well-known in the Las Vegas Valley.
Because of his service as a teacher and principal in Henderson schools — even before the town was incorporated — Robert Taylor was honored as the namesake for a Henderson elementary school and street.
The naming of Great Basin Highway is twofold: how the artery got its name and where that name actually came from.
Paul Meyer Park near Tenaya Way and New Forest Drive in Spring Valley is all about family.
The first edition of Geoff Schumacher's "Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas" was written in 2004, in the heart of the city's boom years.
Eight years ago, Las Vegas was booming like an Old West mining town and Geoff Schumacher wrote "Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas." But that was so 2004. In Las Vegas time, it might as well have been 1904. Since those halcyon...
Barack Obama, who today concludes three days of debate prep at Lake Las Vegas, has come to Nevada more and stayed longer than any president, but he has yet to ride through in a stagecoach. That distinction belongs to Rutherford B. Hayes, in 1880. The aren't the only presidents to visit.