New Monument Up In Wilbur Square

Well, “Monument” might be a bit of a stretch – but something fun and new has been erected at the top of Wilbur Square.

And hey – did you know that the sidewalk path in Wilbur has an actual name? It’s called the “wishbone” because of the way it’s shaped, of course. I learned this during the planning of the Best Dam Barbecue when Parks & Rec told me to not crash anything into this recently installed piece of fabulousness, which you know resides “at the top of the wishbone”!

Dedication Statue in Wilbur Square in Boulder City, NevadaI know…that’s a pretty small photo — so here is what it says:


Originally founded in 1931 as a community for the workers building Hoover Dam, Boulder City was the first planned community in southern Nevada. Designed by Saco Rienk DeBoer, it was a federal reservation. Only workers associated with building or operations of the dam could live in the new community. Gaming and alcohol were both banned initially, and today Boulder City is the only incorporated city in Nevada where gaming is not allowed.

The community grew quickly. The post office opened and the rail line was completed to the dam site in 1931. The first airport opened in 1933. With the completion of the Boulder Canyon Project, the town became the home of dam workers and their families.

In 1959, the community was incorporated, with a celebration held on January 4, 1960. The land and buildings owned by the federal government were turned over to the new city. Since then, the community has grown, becoming the Gateway to Hoover Dam.

Dedicated This 21st Day of April, 2013 by the Queho Posse Chapter E Clampus Vitus with the cooperation of the City of Boulder City”

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