We've been hanging out this week in Boulder City, NV. The town is about 30 miles SE of Las Vegas and was built in the 1930s to provide housing for the workers at the Hoover Dam project. It was essentially a company town with the federal government playing the part of the "company". The feds continued to essentially own the city until 1960 when they relinquished control and Boulder City became incorporated. Town motto... " The Best City by a Dam Site".
|Train ride of the week|
The whole shebang is run by volunteers who seem happy to share their passion. The museum, which is mostly outside, has a half dozen old locomotives dating from late 19th century steam models to a
|Enjoying the (yuk) scenery|
|Rolling Post Office|
|Model trains set up in a box car.|
We've been to much bigger and better railroad museums in our travels, for example, here. But this was enjoyable and what else are you going to do during a week in Boulder City?
|Rainbow Vista (Rainsbow Vista?) in the Valley of Fire|
|Rock cabins built by the CCC in the 1930s|
|Lost City Museum|
|Old dig site in the middle of the museum atrium|
|Foundation stones of Anasazi village|