Kim Produce Farm

Kim Produce Farm (HMYG1)

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89106 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 10.634', W 115° 9.998'

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Here in the 1930s and 1940s, Korean immigrant Frank Kim raised melons, tomatoes, and onions. His devoted son, Frank Kim, Jr. became a pillar of the community.

From the early days of Las Vegas, Asian [...] considerable skill to make poor desert soil produce crops. Frank Kim, Sr [...] advertising melons, tomatoes and onions by the crate. Customers could pick them up at his home, the last house on Clark Street (now Bonanza), south of the road near present day Martin Luther King Boulevard. At the same time Kim raised a family of solid citizens.

Frank Kim, Jr. graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1943, joined the Navy in WWII, and became a policeman in 1946. Promoted to Lieutenant, he then was appointed Detective Bureau Watch Commander, served in search and rescue units, and was the first to advocate helicopters for police use. In 1988, the community granted special recognition to Frank Kim, Jr. for his 31 years of service to the Las Vegas Police Department with the dedication of Frank Kim Elementary School.
HM NumberHMYG1
Marker Number4
Placed ByLas Vegas Pioneer Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 664875 N 4005163
Decimal Degrees36.17723333, -115.16663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 10.634', W 115° 9.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 10' 38.04" N, 115° 9' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1794-1898 W Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas NV 89106, US
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