Monday, August 25, 2008

Majority whip tours Library

Senator Harry Reid (left) and Dennis G. Casebier take in the view towards Searchlight from the second floor bay window of the Library.

Report by Chris S. Ervin
Photos by Shannon Raborn

Senate Majority Whip Harry Reid (D-NV) toured the newly completed Library building today. The Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association was honored to play host to Senator Reid and his Southern Nevada Director, Shannon Raborn.

The Goffs Depot, upon which the design of the Library was based, connected the shortline Nevada Southern Railroad with the mainline of the Santa Fe at Goffs. Searchlight, Nevada was the terminus at the other end of the Nevada Southern. Senator Reid grew up in Searchlight and still calls that former mining town his home.

Several members of the MDHCA Board of Directors as well as some volunteers had the pleasure of visiting with the good Senator for about ninety minutes. The Senator declared the Library to be a fine building.

From left to right; Steve Mongrain, Gail and Donna Andress, Hugh and Carol Brown, Jo Ann Casebier, Chris Ervin, Dennis Casebier, Russ Kaldenberg, Sen. Harry Reid, and Leslie Ervin.