Young Las Vegas: 1905-1931: Before the Future Found Us

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The Las Vegas we know was conceived - if anybody really conceived it - in 1931, when Nevada liberalized its divorce and gambling laws, which would ultimately transform the city into America's playground for grown-ups. It was also the year an unprecedented engineering project began, that would turn the Colorado River from a wild killer stream to a wild reservoir that waters not only California vegetables but also sprawling Las Vegas suburbs. From 1905 to 1931, Las Vegas was still a tiny oasis in a big, dangerous desert. Its ...

Young Las Vegas: 1905-1931: Before the Future Found Us 2010, Stephens Press

ISBN-13: 9781932173321

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