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Streets of Beatty after the boom

 
Title
Streets of Beatty after the boom
Description
Per patron comment, the building on the far left is the Beatty Cash Store, also known as Mom and Pop Richings' Store, but is now called the Beatty Club. It has signs for Red Crown Gasoline, as well as one that reads "Welcome to Leadfield," and could be from the late 1920s.
Caption
Beatty after the boom. Awaiting another one.
Original Collection
City or Town
County
Graphic Elements (TGM)
Collection Subject (TGM)
City & town life;
DC Type
Genre (TGM)
Language
eng
Is Part Of
http://digital.library.unlv.edu/u?/dig,4
Rights
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Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Digital Collection
Conversion Specifications
TIFF scanned at 400 dpi on Epson Expression 10000X using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A.
Digital ID
snv000995
Master File Creation Date
2008-11-12
Master File Format
image/tiff; 30.9 MB
 

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Mark Holloway2010-10-14 @ 05:46 PM
Likely this is referring to the Leadfield boom of 1927-28.
Mark Holloway2014-11-30 @ 04:26 PM
It's hard to make out but on 100% resolution look at the first building on the left. The sign above the "Red Crown Gasoline" sign says "Welcome to Leadfield". It's faded to the point you can no longer read it but I've seen the sign in other Beatty photos. So I'm guessing this is 1928 or 1929. The store where the sign is is the "Beatty Cash Store" aka "Mom & Pop Richings Store". As of this writing the building is 'The Beatty Club'.
Digital Collections staff2014-12-01 @ 02:07 PM
Great info! Thanks again, Mark!
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