Historic Photos of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a Spanish word meaning The Meadows or The Grasslands was established as a railroad town in 1905 and was officially incorporated in 1911. It is the largest city in the United States founded in the 20th century and goes by the two different nicknames of ?The Entertainment Capital of the World-yet and ?Sin City?. Las Vegas continues to evolve: the city legalized gambling in 1936, Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo Hotel opened in 1946 starting the now infamous Las Vegas Strip, and Steve Wynn opened The Mirage in ...

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Overview

Las Vegas is a Spanish word meaning The Meadows or The Grasslands was established as a railroad town in 1905 and was officially incorporated in 1911. It is the largest city in the United States founded in the 20th century and goes by the two different nicknames of ?The Entertainment Capital of the World-yet and ?Sin City?. Las Vegas continues to evolve: the city legalized gambling in 1936, Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo Hotel opened in 1946 starting the now infamous Las Vegas Strip, and Steve Wynn opened The Mirage in 1989 starting a new era with the megaresort casinos. This book follows life, government, events and people important to Las Vegas history and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Las Vegas!

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Mike The Las Vegas Adventurer.com
Historic Photos of Las Vegas from Turner Publishing is a beautiful hardcover book with a very full 200 pages- it s chock full of pictures and captions and very few of them are ones I've seen before. I highly recommend this book, and Turner Publishing has an amazing selection of other major U.S. cities as well.
Nevada Magazine
Watch Las Vegas grow from its meager beginnings as a scattering of tents called Ragtown, to its mob-run days as Glitter Gultch, into the modern mega-resort juggernaut that is the largest American city to be developed entirely within the 20th century. Would Sin City by any other name conjure images of one of the world's premier travel destinations? Maybe not, but it's interesting to know how it got there.
Southwest Blend Magazine
To appreciate the evolution of Las Vegas, Nevada, get yourself a copy of Historic Photos of Las Vegas written by Jeff Burbank and published by Turner Publishing. It is amazing how a once inhospitable, rugged desert region, has turned into the glitzy, glamorous, fun capital of the world. The history is fascinating and the photos reproduced in this book showcase the toughness, creativity, perseverance and tenacity of the early founders of this great city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596523807
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/19/2007
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 1,389,073
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Burbank is a longtime journalist and editor who has been writing about Las Vegas history since the 1990s. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in communications-print journalism from American University. He is the author of License to Steal: Nevada's Gaming Control System in the Megaresort Age and Las Vegas Babylon. He has been published in many venues, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sun, Reno Gazette-Journal and Newsweek. He is currently an instructor for the English Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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