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Our History

Henderson Trivia

Heritage depicts a community that supported the building of Hoover Dam and was "born in America's defense" supporting World War II efforts. Today, Henderson is know as a premier residential community where over 220,000 call home.

Take the Henderson Trivia Quiz and find out just how much you know about the history of the City of Henderson and what it has become today.  Click on the question mark to see if you're right!

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1. What was the name of Henderson's first movie theater?
A. Green Valley United Artists
B. Henderson Cinedome
C. The Victory Theater

2. What was the first movie shown at the theater?
A. "The Amazing Mrs. Holliday" with Deanna Durbin
B. "Presenting Lily Mars" with Judy Garland
C. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" with Gary Cooper

3. What was the name of the first high school in Henderson?
A. Basic High School
B. Railroad Pass High School
C. Pittman High School 

4. In what year did the first class graduate from this high school?
A. 1943
B. 1953
C. 1956

5. What local family developed "Green Valley"?
A. The Pittman Family 
B. The Greenspun Family  
C. The Barrymore Family 

6. In 1947, how much did the Adrian Dominican Sisters pay for the Town Hospital? This hospital, located on Lake Mead Drive, has since been renamed St. Rose de Lima. 
A. $1
B. $99
C. $500

7. Which City Department won a national Gold Medal for excellence in their field?
A. Police Department
B. Parks & Recreation 
C. Finance Department

8. What was the name of the first family to move into the Carver Park development?
A. The Worthington Family
B. The Wilson Family 
C. The Williams Family 

9. Which one of the following was not a use for the magnesium produced in Henderson ?
A. Submarine Anti-Mine Buoys
B. Fighter Plane Parts
C. Ammunition

10. What famous bomber crew, after its tour of duty in WWII, visited the Henderson magnesium plants ?
A. The crew of the Red Baron 
B. The crew of the Memphis Belle 
C. The crew of the USS Saratoga

11. On what date did Henderson hold its first town meeting?
A. June 24, 1953
B. December 15, 1952
C. January 15, 1953

12. Which City of Henderson facility is the only one of its kind in the entire state of Nevada?
A. Pavilion at Liberty Pointe Amphitheather
B. Bird Viewing Preserve
C. Multigenerational Facility 

13. What was the original name for the Industrial Days celebration?
A. Magnesite Days 
B. Happy Days
C. Frontier Days

14. What recreational amenity opened in 1981 and remained open for a mere 11 months?
A. Greyhound Track 
B. Horse Track 
C. Roller Skating Rink

15. What was the first "high rise" in Henderson?
A. Henderson City Hall 
B. St. Rose de Lima Hospital
C. Sunset Station Hotel & Casino 

16. Previous City Manager Phil Speight was hired in what year?
A. 1991
B. 1989
C. 1988

17. What two minerals found in Southern Nevada led to the building of the BMI plant?
A. Magnesite & Mercury
B. Magnesite & Brucite
C. Magnesite & Borax

18. Which City of Henderson department is the only one of its kind in the State of Nevada to hold dual national accreditations?  
A. Fire Department
B. Police Department
C. Parks & Recreation Department

19. The City of Henderson was the first in the state to use which high-tech method to disinfect and sanitize its water supply? 
A. Saline
B. Ultraviolet Light
C. Chlorine

20. When Lake Las Vegas was first envisioned, what was it originally going to be named?
A. Lake Mead
B. Lake Winnemuca
C. Lake Adair

21. When was the first Henderson telephone directory published?
A. February 24, 1955
B. March 23, 1953
C. January 10, 1956

22. What year did the Henderson Convention Center open?
A. 1986
B. 1982
C. 1991