A Short History of Las Vegas

A Short History of Las Vegas

Book - 2004 | 2nd ed.
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Today's Las Vegas Welcomes 35 million visitors a year and reigns as the world's premier gaming city. But it is much more than a gambling paradise. In A Short History of Las Vagas, Barbara and Myrick Land reveal a fascinating history beyond the mobsters, casinos, and showgirls. The Lands present a complete story, beginning with southern Nevada's indigenous peoples and the earliest explorers to the first pioneers to settle in the area; from the importance of the railroad and the construction of Hoover Dam to the arrival of the Mob after World War II; from the first isolated resorts to appear in the dusty desert to the upscale, extravagant theme resorts of today. Las Vegas-and its history-is full of surprises. The second edition of this lively history includes details of the latest developments and describes the growing anticipation surrounding the Las Vegas centennial celebration in 2005. New chapters focus on the recent implosions of famous old structures and the construction of glamorous now developments headline-making mergers and multibillion-dollar deals involving famous Strip properties; and a concluding look at what life is like for the nearly two million residents.
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2004.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780874175646
Branch Call Number: 979.3135 LAND
Characteristics: xxiv, 266 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Land, Myrick 1922-1998.
Alternative Title: Las Vegas


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