Boulder City Magazine® April 2007 Issue
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises
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Nevada is home to two dozen State Parks, but only one is named for a colorful Native Nevadan from Alamo! Floyd Lamb State Park is about 15 miles north of downtown Las Vegas off U.S. 95 and Durango to 9200 Tule Springs Rd.
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|First known as “Tule Springs”, the area served as a watering stop for Native Americans. Prospectors considered “Tule Springs” friendly as they passed through headed North in Nevada to seek their fortunes. As a private working dude ranch, the 1950s found folks spending six weeks there to establish residency for the infamous “quickie” Nevada Divorce.
Today the park offers four modest fishing lakes stocked with catfish or rainbow trout, and yes you need a Nevada fishing license. Perfect for picnicking, tables and grills are first come, first serve. Groups of more than 25 should plan ahead and make a reservation. Visit www.parks.nv.gov/fl.htm or call 486-5413. The park entrance fee is a nominal per car charge or you are welcome to purchase an annual permit.
Fairly new to Southern Nevada? Then Lamb is the name of a Boulevard in Las Vegas; however the vibrant Lamb Family of 11 children is firmly entrenched in Nevada History. Floyd, the oldest, was thrust into heading the family when his father was killed trying to save a child during a rodeo. Floyd’s life reflected rough and tumble Rural Nevada life but Cowboy to the core; he held gentlemanly respect for the ladies. He earned a State Senate Seat from Lincoln County, later a Senate Seat from Clark County, heading the Finance Committee. He served on a bank board of directors. In 1983 Floyd was convicted during an FBI sting, ending his public career. Plug Floyd Lamb into your browser for wild true stories and a better understanding of the park’s namesake.
NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Desert Bighorn Sheep are our State Animal! Appropriately our State Metal is Silver, and our State Colors are Silver and Blue. In 1933 our Legislature adopted “Home Means Nevada” as the official State Song which was written by Mrs. Bertha Raffetto of Reno.
Contact Ginny at www.lakemeadcruises.com
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