Did You Know #18

DID YOU KNOW, the church bell at the Douglas Avenue church was brought by the Kit Carson Company in a wagon owned by Browne & Manzanares Company. The Brown and Manzanares company was working on Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Browne was Bruce’s great-great-grandfather. The bell was originally hung at the Mission Church. The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in Las Vegas July 4, 1879 and the bell arrived a couple of years later. Browne & Manzanares Company was located where Hayes plumbing is now. (From Bruce Wertz)