Las Vegas Sun

April 17, 2014

County celebrates 100 years with a look at mining

Mining, key in county’s history, to be focus of centennial discussion

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Clark County will continue to delve into its 100-year history with a look at mining operations in the next of a series of discussions celebrating the county’s centennial anniversary.

The 90-minute roundtable discussion, called “Centennial Stories: Examining Our Past,” is free and includes an opportunity for those who attend the free event to ask questions of the panelists of pioneers and historians.

The discussion about mining is scheduled for April 3 at 6 p.m. in the County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, and will be aired live and later replayed on Clark County Television Channel 4. Viewers are able to call in with questions.

The panel features Dr. Elizabeth Warren, a historian and historical consultant who specializes in the American West; Tony Worly, owner and operator of Eldorado Canyon’s Techatticup Mine; Donn Blake, underground miner in Goodsprings & Searchlight; and Gail Andress, long-time resident and miner in Eldorado Canyon. Moderating is county Museum Administrator Mark Hall-Patton.

Clark County officially formed July 1, 1909, out of what had been Lincoln County, and is named for railroad baron William Andrews Clark.

Roundtable discussions slated for the year are May 1, “Architecture and Neon in Clark County;” June 5, “The History of the Strip: The Early Years;” July 1, “The History of the Strip: Howard Hughes and Beyond;” Aug. 7, “The Mob and Las Vegas;” Sept. 4, “Hispanics in Clark County;” Oct. 2, “Entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip;” Nov. 6, “Military History in Clark County;” and Dec. 4, “Marketing Las Vegas.”

For more information on Clark County’s Centennial celebrations, visit the Web site at www.accessclarkcounty.com/100 or call 455-8200.

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