Early settlers in the Las Vegas Valley frequently used adobe as a building material because it was more readily available than wood and because of its natural insulating characteristics. Few adobe buildings remain in good condition. This small hut, made of adobe blocks and mortar, shows extensive deterioration from the elements, but parts of its wood roof and wood window and door frames survive. A large open shed constructed over the hut after the site became a state park has offered some protection from further damage.
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