Boulder City Magazine® February 2007 Issue
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises
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What a delightful surprise to discover the Alan Bible Visitor Center is a treasure trove for insight into the wonderful high desert where we choose to live! Year-round visit the Center’s Botanical Garden with native cactus, desert trees and shrubs and find out about plant communities native to our area.
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|Once inside the Visitor Center, it’s tempting to peruse the gift shop first, but go straight ahead to the Desert Discovery Center, Learning Center and Activity Center. Interactive displays include a Seasonal Highlights Display and geologist’s time scale computer animation. Talk about back in time! Learn how Native Americans used yucca plants. Why, you may even be consuming ground yucca powder, added to some soft drinks and beer to make it foamy. Better check those labels!
A “Touch Me” display features lots of interesting stuff including Desert Tortoise Shells and Bighorn Sheep’s Horn. Delightful books range from “Favorite Dog Hikes”, to Indian cultures and Petroglyphs. Big Bald Eagle and other fun, furry hand puppets hang out with kid-sized desert stuffed animals from coyotes to jack rabbits. Zipper pulls and hat pins are cool desert animals, and the CD Collection offers Cowboy Songs to Desert Drums.
Alan Bible Visitor Center is named for Nevada Senator Alan H. Bible. A Lovelock native who graduated from the University of Nevada, Alan Bible went to Georgetown University for his law degree, served Storey County as DA, was appointed Nevada Deputy Attorney General in 1938, later entered private practice then was elected to the U. S. Senate for 20 years. How fitting this nifty public information center honors a long time Public Servant and Native Nevadan! At Highway 93 and Lakeshore Road, the Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (702) 293-8990, or visit www.nps.gov/archive/lame/visitorcenter.
Neat Nevada Notes: In 1967 the Legislature and Governor all agreed to legally designate the Mountain Bluebird as our official State Bird. The Tule Duck Decoy is our State Artifact, and the majestic Desert Bighorn Sheep is our State Animal!
Contact Ginny at www.lakemeadcruises.com
688 Wells Rd #A
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
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