Las Vegas: The Great American Playground

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University of Nevada Press, 1997 - History - 145 pages
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Las Vegas: The Great American Playground, illustrated with many fine historical photographs, traces the city's history from its first Native American occupants more than 10,000 years ago to its present status as a premier tourist destination. It is the story of a group of colorful, enterprising individuals who made the desert bloom with undreamed-of possibilities.
  

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Contents

ONE THE SETTING
1
TWO EARLY EXPLORATION
7
FOUR THE TOWN IS BORN
21
SIX FEDERAL PROJECTS PROMOTE GROWTH
45
SEVEN THE STRIP IS BORNWITH THANKS
53
THE 1950s
69
THE 1960s AND 1970s
87
THE 1980s AND BEYOND
99
ELEVEN IN REMEMBRANCE
121
EPILOGUE
131
INDEX
141
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