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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 1
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Table of

Locating the Site

Map 2: John Steele's map, 1855.[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.
(Courtesy of the UNLV Manuscripts Division)

A) Fort 150 feet square
B) Corral
C) Adobes
D) Desert
E) Barren
F) California Road
G) Mesquite
H) Tooly grass--grass 2 1/2 miles long & half mile wide
I) Bluffs
J) About 25 miles to Colorado
K) Road to Colorado

This is a copy of John Steele's map of the Las Vegas mission. He was one of the Mormon missionaries sent by Brigham Young.

Questions for Map 2

1. Describe the buildings in the drawing. What purpose might they serve?

2. What geographic features did Steele include on his map, which ones might make this a good place to build a fort?

* 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 Map 2, but be aware that the file may take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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