Manganese mine – In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, manganese, an important metal needed to strengthen steel, was supplied to Untied States manufacturers mostly by foreign mines. With the onset of World War I, these sources of manganese were cut-off, and an intense search for domestic sources was undertaken. In Nevada, this prospecting effort led […]
Historic Railroad Trail featured in Rails to Trails Magizine
Nov. 20, 20009 – The winter 2009 edition of Rails to Trails is out and it feature The Historic Railroad Trail At Lake Mead on the cover, plus a six page article and photos within. The photo shoot took place back in the spring which several of us from the River Mountains Trail Partnership participated in. […]
What is that big black pipeline along the trail???
October 26, 2009 – I get this question every once in awhile, so here is the answer. No it’s not oil or sewage. It is the first water pipeline in the Las Vegas Valley. Built during World War II to provide water to the Basic Management Industrial complex in Henderson (BMI). The pipeline […]
Trail Alert – Historic Railroad Trail work finished Oct. 21, 2009
October 22, 2009 – Historic Railroad trail is now open again to Hoover Dam. Reclamation has improved the area that crosses the Police access road. We have striped a cross walk, and paved from the exit of the switchyard to the top of the switchback trail down to the parking garage. ADDITIONAL WORK PLANNED FOR 2010 […]