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Clark County museum collecting 1 October shooting tributes

Posted at 6:14 PM, Oct 13, 2017

The Clark County Museum is collecting tributes from the 1 October shooting so that they can be preserved and cataloged.

"It is so important that we preserve as much as we can from this chapter in our community's history so that present and future generations never forget what happened and how our community responded," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson. "Our community response to the 1 October incident has been remarkable, and that is reflected in the tributes that you see up and down the Strip and at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign."

The tributes and other artifacts will be sensitively displayed "at the appropriate time," museum officials say.

Some materials have already been collected from the County's rights of way, which include the entire Las Vegas Strip. Museum officials say some of the items that were collected were deemed unsafe or in danger of being blown away by heavy winds.

The Clark County Museum is located at 1830 South Boulder Highway and features over 1 million artifacts that chronicle the area's history from prehistoric to modern times.

Those interested in donating 1 October artifacts should email the museum at cynthia.sanford@ClarkCountyNV.gov.