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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daughter of Las Vegas Founder William Andrews Clark has passed...

MSNBC has just reported that Huguette Clark daughter of copper tycoon Senator William Andrews Clark has died at the age of 104 in New York City. Huguette passed just two weeks shy of her 105 birthday.

Senator Clark established the Salt Lake, San Pedro and Los Angeles Rail Road and founded the townsite of Las Vegas in 1905. It is believed that Huguette was the last living direct decedent related to the city's founding still alive until today.

As reported in MSNBC -

In 2010 I visited the mausoleum of
Senator William Andrews Clark
at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx
(Photo by C.S. Muncy, New York City)

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


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