March 3, 2018: Early LV drank from artesian springs

     Water is the precious desert asset that brought explorers, traders and the railroad through the valley, leading ultimately to the establishment of Las Vegas.
     Nathan Harper, archaeologist for the Springs Preserve, will talk about preserving artifacts that were part of the system by which early Las Vegas trapped and piped water, at a lecture that will run 2-4 p.m. on Saturday (March 3) at NV State Museum, LV.
     Harper’s talk, “Going with the Flow – Historical Water Infrastructure,” is part of the 2018 Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series.
     The Friends need several volunteers for this event. To help staff an information table on Saturday, please sign up at

Springs Preserve is site of artesian springs, now exhausted, from which Las Vegas – “meadows,” in Spanish – takes its name.