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Iowa native never gave up on valley kids

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.

Mountain peak named for ranching family

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.