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Feb 17, 2009 - Red Rock Canyon

Just 20 minute drive from Las Vegas, are the towering sandstone bluffs of Red Rock Canyon. As we entered the conservation area we came to the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. The park now preserves 520 acres of an original historic ranch. In the first half of the 19th century the site, with its spring fed creek and tranquil meadows, was used as a campsite and watering hole by pack and wagon trains heading west along the Spanish Trail. James Wilson, an army sergeant and his partner George Anderson lay claim to the property in 1876 and...

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