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Coyote Springs: Imagining the Next Great Ghost Town
'Sim City', NV, 1.27.2007 (44 photos)

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A visit to the site of a proposed housing development in the remote desert about 50 miles north of Las Vegas.

Photo #0428:
Billboards around Las Vegas invite us to "Help imagine the next great place," (Here is their website.) I decided to help imagine it by actually going there. The Coyote Springs development is located in a previously uninhabited valley about 50 miles north of Las Vegas. I roamed around the valley occasionally when I lived in even more remote Lincoln County, and I have some skepticism about the viability of a community there. (I expressed this skepticism at a County Commission meeting several months ago, when the developers were granted a water district.) I had never visited the new development, however, so I stopped there enroute to someplace else. —Glenn Campbell (1/29)

Alas Vegas —JAS (10/23)

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Photo #0237:
It turns out that the "next great place" was still being imagined. There were a few prefabricated support buildings but no homes. The only significant construction appeared to be earthworks and a golf course, which appeared to be about 1/4 completed. This was a Saturday, so there wasn't much construction activity. There appeared to be about 20-30 men on site, mostly working on the golf course. —GC (1/29)

whats wrong with the golf course —me (11/28)

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Photo #0238:
A wider view of the development, taking in at least half of the work currently being done. (i.e. There is not much more happening outside the field of view.) —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0321:
The Coyote Springs Valley is not a place where one would normally stop--except, perhaps, to rest the Harley. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0277:
The development is located at the junction of two major highways. (Okay, maybe not MAJOR major highways.) —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0271:
The three rules of real estate are "Location, location, location." Well, here's the location. There is nothing between here and North Las Vegas except empty desert. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0326:
Sometimes, you have to wait a while to have any cars to photograph. Alamo, BTW, consists of two gas stations and a small supermarket. It has about 500 souls. Medical services consist of a small day clinic. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0292:
The location doesn't seem quite so remote in this direction (looking down NV168). Unfortunately, Moapa and Glendale aren't much more significant than Alamo and are themselves about 45 minutes from Las Vegas. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0280:
Turning down NV-168 to explore.... —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0246:
The only sign currently completed is this fabric one. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0248:
There is also part of a concrete sign and a large landscaping mound. (The earlier panoramic pictures were taken from the top of the mound.) —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0234:
The only letter present is a "C". We assume than an "S" is planned. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0281:
A few hundred feet from the highway junction is this "sidewalk to nowhere." It is 88 feet long, and I suspect that it was constructed for publicity photos. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0284:
The other end of the "sidewalk to nowhere." —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0288:
The "wall to nowhere." —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0296:
Golf cource construction. (This is the only shot I could get where things seemed to be "happening.") —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0304:
At the gate to the main compound. —GC (1/29)
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Photo #0305:
In the background are two greenhouses. —GC (1/29)
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