Jean, Nevada


Jean, Nevada

Jean is a small community in Clark County, Nevada, located approximately 12 miles north of the Nevada-California state line along Interstate 15. Las Vegas is located about 30 miles to the north.

The area is mostly commercial with the Gold Strike Hotel and Gambling Hall, the Jean Sport Aviation Center (used for sport activities like skydiving), Jean Conservation Camp (a minimum-security, all female Nevada Department of Corrections Facility established in 1987) and a Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) substation. The Nevada Landing Hotel and Casino was also located here but has since been demolished in April 2008 with the exception of its sign.

The slogan of Jean's casinos is "Old Vegas value isn't gone... It just moved to exit 12."

Demographics

As of 2006, Jean population consisted of 2 permanent residents. The community's racial makeup is 100.0 percent White.Fact|date=March 2007

History

Pop's Oasis Casino was the first casino in Jean. The Oasis closed in 1988. Chips and tokens from Pop's Oasis were poured into the foundation of the Nevada Landing. When the Nevada Landing was leveled in May 2008 these chips and tokens, some embedded in concrete, were found by collectors.

The welcome center was moved to Primm in early 2000. The welcome center was converted to an NHP substation in 2004.

The median between the Nevada Landing Hotel and Casino and the Gold Strike Hotel and Gambling Hall was the scene of the worst single-vehicle accident in southern Nevada history (at that time), when a van with 13 people flipped over and eight people were killed. The accident occurred in March 2000.Fact|date=April 2007

The Nevada Landing Casino closed in March 2007. [Las Vegas Tribune April 4, 2007]

References

* [http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/text/2000/mar/09/509966672.html Las Vegas Sun, March 9, 2000]

External links

* [http://www.dice702.com/2003/popsoasis.jpgChip from Pop's Oasis]


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