An early morning trip into town
Clicking the pics will expose you to a sunrise without actually having to get up that early.
Sunrise picture on my way to town this morning.
5/16/2021 08:02:49 pm
Good morning sunshine. And nice to see downtown LV. Somewhere, there's a nice old square, not big, with a lion statue. I think. Could be wrong. But that's the way I remember it as I had to wait there for a while......Ha. Just googled. Did not know it was put there by the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
5/16/2021 08:31:53 pm
Women's Christian temperance Union, troublemakers I say, nothing but trouble. They're probably one of the temperance groups that got prohibition passed into law. And the next thing you know Mafia bbootleggers are running the country, and women are dancing the Charleston, and singing "I wish I could Shimmy like my sister Kate. "
5/17/2021 08:54:36 pm
The location is on this page: https://www.visitlasvegasnm.com/railroad-lincoln-historic-district
5/17/2021 08:58:16 pm
P.S. The site I sent you said the WCTU hoped to assuage thirst with the fountain and reduce numbers going into the saloons.
5/17/2021 09:19:25 pm
Wow! Thanks for that Judith. I was having trouble finding an address for that lion because there's a lot of parks and green spaces here in Las Vegas. Looks like there's some interesting articles on the old buildings that I'll have to read to. I'll be in that area tomorrow when I get my propane tank refilled, if I find the lion I'll take a picture.
5/17/2021 09:20:52 pm
I don't think any amount of water would assuage the thirst of those pioneers.
5/17/2021 11:50:07 am
I enjoyed looking at the top view of the roundhouse trying to figure out where the tracks came in. They usually come in right through the middle of the opening but that would have brought them through the other building, I think.
5/17/2021 01:01:24 pm
I see what you mean about the tracks not coming into the middle of the Roundhouse. I looked on Google earth again at where the tracks used to be, and it looks to me like they may have gone between the long rectangular building and the big tree.
5/19/2021 02:49:53 pm
5/19/2021 03:20:35 pm
Great to hear from you again Tim, just about the time I start wondering where you went.... There you are!
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