Nevada Historic photos, documents, and people

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. The wall of a tool shed showing a shelf with lunch pails and overalls, and a poster reading "THINK. Safety First. Protect Your Fellow Workmen," at the Basic Magnesium incorporated pl

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. A peat storage bu

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. Painters at work seventy feet above ground on the gigantic construction of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. A tower of another building and mount

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. Helmeted welders busy in their part in the completion of the Basic Magnesium plant in the southern Nevada desert, which will turn out great quantities of this lightest of all metals

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. Interior of one of the buildings under construction at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, where magnesium will be produced and this lightest of all

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. A construction scene inside one of the huge buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. Workmen are busy with the steel structure and carpenter

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. Workmen busy with woodwork inside the steel structure of one of the buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant. Much of the plant can be seen in the background, and beyond i

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. Two peat storage buildings, 540 by 100 feet, on the Basic Magnesium Incorporated grounds in the southern Nevada desert, which produces great quantities of the lightest of all metals

December, 1942

Las Vegas, Nevada. One side of a huge peat storage building on the Basic Magnesium Incorporated grounds in the southern Nevada desert, which produces great quantities of the lightest of all metals for