Sandra Marshall

Little Church of the West

The Little Church of the West pays homage to Nevada's mining heritage while cashing in on one of the state's major commercial enterprises, the wedding industry. The church that now sits at 4617 Las Vegas Boulevard South, on the "Strip," was built in 1942 as part of the Last Frontier Resort. Architect and builder William J. Moore, acting for his uncle investor R. E.

Leavitt House, Bunkerville, Clark County

Thomas Dudley Leavitt and twenty-two other Latter-day Saints established the utopian community of Bunkerville in 1877 under the leadership of Bishop Edward Bunker.

LDS Moapa Stake Office Building/Virmoa Maternity Hospital, Overton, Clark County

Mormon settlers built the LDS Moapa Stake Office Building/Virmoa Maternity Hospital as a concrete symbol of the Church's principals of community management. An administrative unit, called a "stake," oversees several geographically related groups of churches, called "wards." Each "stake" represents a stake in the tent of Zion, or the Promised Land.

Abraham Curry

Abraham (or Abram) Van Santvoord Curry was the founder of Carson City and a businessman who greatly influenced the evolution of Nevada territory and the early state. Curry was born in 1815 in Ithaca, New York, married Mary Cowen in Ogdensburg, New York, and spent a brief time in business in Cleveland, Ohio. Little more is known about him until he turned up in western Utah Territory, now western Nevada, in 1858. He and his three partners, B. F. Green, Frank M. Proctor, and J. J. Musser, hoped to establish a mercantile business in the thriving town of Genoa.

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