A glimpse of early Las Vegas (Backyard Traveler)

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkIt was tough living in Las Vegas in 1855. That’s the year that 30 Mormon missionaries from Utah established a small colony in the remote Las Vegas Valley.

Creating the settlement wasn’t an easy job. In addition to having no air conditioning or room service, colonists had to plant crops for food, erect their own places in which to live and cope with intolerably hot temperatures.

Read the complete story at the Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno.

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