This 1964 Nevada Camping Map is from our collections, and was published by the Nevada Department of Economic Development. It details a variety of Forest Service, National Park and BLM campgrounds and outdoor recreation areas located throughout the state.
This map, from our our collections was created by Woodruff’s Basic Photo of Henderson, NV, and shows the Basic townsite built to house workers of Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI). BMI opened in 1942 to process magnesium needed for WWII. It created a migration of out of town workers and their families to the area, so […]
While today Manhattan, NV is considered a ghost town, it once was a thriving mining area as this Manhattan Mining District map from 1917 shows. Located on the slope of Bald Mountain, its origins began with a silver strike in the 1860s, although this was depleted by 1890s. In 1900 gold was found, the town […]
1850 Map of United States of America From our collections, we have a German map titled, “Vereinigte Staaten von Nord America und Mexico, 1850” or United States of America and Mexico, 1850. The map shows a large area marked simply as “desert” that would eventually become the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona. While by […]
1950s Map of Las Vegas From our map collection, we have this map of Las Vegas, from the late 1950s, captures the Strip at a unique time. The map shows the Royal Nevada, the Dunes and the Riviera, all of which opened in 1955 to varying degrees of success. The Royal Nevada would eventually close […]
1991 Cartoon Map of Las Vegas From our map collection, this cartoon styled map of Las Vegas was produced in 1991. Some of the landmarks depicted are still around today, such as the Excalibur, Tropicana and Ethel M., and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas when it was at its old location in Lorenzi Park. […]
1855 Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah This map is an 1855 first edition of Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah depicting the area from which the territory of Nevada would eventually be created. Look closely and you can see “Vegas” marked on the map in New Mexico Territory beside John Fremont’s Route […]