A Midpoint Way Station on the Mormon RoadIn April 1855, Brigham Young, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, called thirty men to leave their families and possessions in the recently settled towns of Utah to serve a mission at the Las Vegas Springs. The verdant meadows watered by the springs had been seasonally inhabited by the Paiute Indians for centuries. The water and the meadows made Las Vegas an important stop on the Spanish Trail (called the Mormon Road after 1848).
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|Placed By||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 667899 N 4005585|
|Decimal Degrees||36.18051667, -115.13293333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 10.831', W 115° 7.976'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 10' 49.86" N, 115° 7' 58.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500 E Washington Ave, Las Vegas NV 89101, US|
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