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Rafael Rivera
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Octavius D. Gass
Helen J. Stewart
William A. Clark
Walter Bracken


A statue of Rafael Rivera is located in front of the Rafeal Rivera Community Center in Las Vegas.
Rafael Rivera
Rafael Rivera was a scout. He would travel with large groups of people and find water and food while the others camped.

During a trip in 1829, he got lost. But, Rivera found Las Vegas.

He finally found his group and showed them the place he found. They named the area "Las Vegas," which is Spanish for "the meadows."

You can see a statue of Rivera at the Rafael Rivera Community Center in downtown Las Vegas. The center is at 2900 Stewart Ave.