Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Public Lands Day

September 2023

NVFCP held an archaeology booth at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Public Lands Day. Admission was free for all guests. Visitors to our booth were able to play a pioneer board game and date historic artifacts.

The fort is the oldest structure in Las Vegas. The visitor's center contains displays and information on the history of the area from before the Spanish trail came through to the first Casinos. The property is next to a spring fed creek. The land was utilized by early Native Americans, it was the Mormon fort for only about 2 years, it changed hands a few times as a ranch, was sold to the railroad, and then was saved, restored, reconstructed, and sits in the center of Las Vegas for all to enjoy. 


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  • Rayette Martin
    published this page in Activity 2023-09-25 17:02:57 -0700

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