The Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s third, and final, “I Can Be” program of the school year took place Wednesday at Basic High School.
Heavy industry literally put Henderson on the map 75 years ago during World War II with the construction of the Basic Magnesium Inc. plant, known to locals as BMI.
To aid the war effort, a factory town of nearly 6,000 people sprang from the desert in 11 months, marking the community’s long association with industrial development.
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