1952-1953

President Les Edwards

It was during the term of Les Edwards, in 1952, that the big mushrooms began to grow out on the Nevada desert near Frenchman’s Flat.  It was in that year that the Atomic Energy Commission exploded its first nuclear device at the Nevada Test Site.  Since that time the NTS has been one of the major industries in this area.

In 1953, also under Edwards – when it was determined that Henderson and the Basic plant were going to be permanent, having escaped cannibalization at the hands of the General Services Administration – the Las Vegas Club sponsored and brought into being the Henderson Club.  It joined with Las Vegas and Boulder City in presenting fine examples of Rotary, its aim and objects.

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