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Daughter Of Las Vegas’ Founding Father Dies At 104

Huguette M. Clark, the mysterious copper heiress who became the subject of public fascination and police investigation after a century of life as a recluse, died Tuesday morning at age 104, registered under a fake name at a hospital in New York City, according to an report. She was born in Paris on June 9, 1906, the youngest child of U.S. Sen. William Andrews Clark.

The senator died in 1925 and soon was largely forgotten, except in Montana, Arizona and Nevada, where his railroad spawned the city of Las Vegas and where Clark County is named for him.

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