Our Town: Bullhead City, Arizona

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    Originally "Hardyville", the old Hardyville Cemetery is being preserved by the City.
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    Many of the graves are crudely marked, many proclaim dates 100 years old. These were likely miners and their families turned settlers.

    Construction of Davis Dam in the early 1950's, several miles to the north, created Lake Mohave as well as a flourishing Colorado River scene leading to recreation and the inevitable (for Nevada) gaming image. It was this beckoning which prompted Don Laughlin to begin his influence on the area, building the first of a number of huge gaming resorts to come. There are now 10. Population-wise, the area has grown immensely. Bullhead City, on the Arizona side of the river grew from 10,000 in 2000 to 40,000 in 2010. Laughlin now has about 9700 residents. Here is the "Bullhead" rock formation which resulted in the re-naming of Hardyville:

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    It is now largely submerged under the waters of Lake Mohave, below:
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    View across the surface of Lake Mohave. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Mohave

    This is the Casino Strip, built along the NV shoreline of the Colorado River:
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    The airport ID letters are "IFP", allegedly derived from "It's Fun to Play!"

    Frank
     
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  2. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    I like Laughlin much better than Las Vegas.

    I guess it's the River...:rolleyes:

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    Looks looks a nice place. How long have you been with the chamber of commerce?
     
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    Looks looks? I'm with the Southwest Board of Commercial Developers.

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