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Railroad Cottage On Display at County Museum
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Railroad Cottage On Display at County Museum

A historic railroad cottage from the early 1900s has been moved, restored, and will soon be ready for its first visitors. 

The newest addition to the Clark County Museum, 1830 South Boulder Highway, has been fully furnished complete with a small stove, built in cabinets and a pie stove. 

Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow and museum administrator Mark Hall- Patton gave a media tour Thursday before the display's dedication ceremony on Saturday.

Museum staff say the concrete building was part of Las Vegas's first subdivision built for railroad workers between 1909 and 1911.

Rent was $18 a month, and they were in high demand.  

"You were not living in a tent. You didn't have to build your own place. These were available and there were 64 of them. So, this was a lot of housing for a brand new little town in the desert," Hall-Patton said.

The museum will also celebrate the opening of the Bishop Ranch root cellar on Saturday. The cellar was used to keep food cool before refrigeration became common place in Las Vegas. 

The cellar was found about four years ago during flood control construction in Clark County Wetlands Park.

Besides the new railroad cottage and root cellar, the 30-acre museum includes a collection of historic buildings that show how people used to live in Las Vegas. 

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