Want to know what it was like growing up on the biggest ranches in Southern Nevada?
Well, this Saturday, April 28th, Rex Bell, Jr is going to share his memories of
Growing Up on the Walking Box Ranch
There will also be other panelists who will speak as well about the ranch.
The Walking Box Ranch was built in 1931 by western film star, Rex Bell. He and his wife, silent film star, Clara Bow, lived on the ranch and raised their two sons there. Throughout the 1930s the ranch, also home to some 1,800 head of cattle, served as an escape destination for some of the couple's famous Hollywood friends including Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Errol Flynn and Lionel Barrymore. In addition, Rex Bell had a western wear store on Fremont Store, was a yearly participant in the annual Helldorado Parades and was Lt. Governor.
Rex Bell, Jr grew up at he sprawling 400,000 acre ranch. He went to elementary, middle school and one year of high school in Las Vegas before going off to military school. He returned to Las Vegas and served as Clark County District Attorney before returning to private practise. He will highlight the discussion with his stories of learning the ways of cattle, horses and people, reminscences of ranch life and antecdotes of the ranch-bred system of values that followed him into the larger world.
You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to hear the stories!
This Saturday, Not to be Missed!
Reception: 1:00 pm
Panel: 2:00 pm
Clark County Museum
Outdoors on Heritage Street
1830 S. Boulder Highway
We hope to see you there!