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Photo 2: Stewart Ranch 1905-06. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Special Collections, UNLV Libraries, Harry Floyd Alter Collection 0004-0001)

This shows several tents on the Las Vegas Creek occupied in 1905 by people waiting for Clark's townsite to open. Orchards and vineyards were important to the new townspeople. The ranch with its water supply was of great value for the new town rising out of the dry land.

Questions for Photo 2

1. What major event took place in 1905 that might explain the presence of tents on the Stewart Ranch? Who owned the ranch at this time? What purpose did it serve? If needed refer to Reading 2.

2. What personal touches can you see that the residents have added to make their tents feel like "home?"

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