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Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada is an unincorporated town along US Route 95 (Veterans Memorial Highway), near the state's border with Arizona and California, from which its name is derived.

Las Vegas is about an hour's drive to the north. Searchlight is eleven miles north, and Laughlin and Bullhead City are 25-30 miles southeast.

Cal-Nev-Ari was created in the mid-1960s by Slim and Nancy Kidwell. The couple acquired a 640-acre piece of land from the federal government and developed a pilot community, centered around Kidwell Airport. Originally known as Stage Field, this was an outlying airfield of Camp Ibis, a World War II desert training center. Developed by General George S. Patton, the field was used to train troops from 1942 to 1945.

Over the years, the about a hundred homes have been built, as well as the Cal-Nev-Ari Casino, the Blue Sky Motel, RV and mobile home parks, a convenience store, fire station, community center, and a post office.

The town garnered international attention when the Kidwells put it up for sale in 2016, asking $8 million, although it had been listed for $17 million in 2010.

 

 

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