Las Vegas: The Fabulous First Century

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Whether known as "The Entertainment Capital of the World" or Sin City, Glitter Gulch or even "Lost Wages" Nevada, the dazzling city of Las Vegas has undergone incredible transformation-from ancient watering hole to Mormon fort, from whistle stop to mob-run profit center-to become the fastest-growing urban community in the nation. Home to nearly 1.5 million residents, a melting pot of races and cultures, this great metropolis boasts a thrilling history of vices and virtues but, above all, a steadfast and uncompromising spirit.
ISBN: 9780738524160
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nevada
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
In this entertaining and insightful narrative, authors Thomas Taj Ainlay Jr. and Judy Dixon Gabaldon trace the growth of this fascinating city from its Native American past up to the preparations for its centennial anniversary. Illustrated with striking photographs of important people, places, and events, this new volume is a fitting testament to 100 unparalleled years of change in The Most Exciting City on Earth.
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