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Drawing 1: Ferris Doolittle (1965) sketch of Las Vegas Fort, c. 1912. [Drawing 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(Robert Elston and Alvin McLane, Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort: Historical Archeological Perspectives [Silver City, Nevada: Intermountain Research, 1993] p. 69. Used with permission from Nevada State Parks.)

Questions for Drawing 1

1. How did Doolittle know what the fort looked like more than 50 years before he drew this sketch?

2. Examine Drawing 1. What clues do you see to tell you how the fort was used during this time? If needed refer to Readings 2 and 3. How has the fort/ranch changed to serve this purpose?

3. What geographic feature do you see that might make this a good location for the beginnings of a resort town? Why?

* The image on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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