Las Vegas: The Fabulous First Century

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 160 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Acknowledgments
7
Introduction
8
Visions in the Desert
11
Destinys Water Stop
19
Cures for a Decade of Depression
38
From Air Strip to The Strip
54
The Explosive
103
Enter the Millionaires
123
Beyond the Field of Dreams
141
Bibliography
156
Index
159
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