It Happened in Las Vegas: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

It Happened in Las Vegas: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

by Paul W. Papa
     
 

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A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped Sin City, It Happened in Las Vegas describes everything from a nineteenth-century land deal that almost created two competing cities to the torrential rainstorm that flooded downtown Vegas with three inches of water.

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A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped Sin City, It Happened in Las Vegas describes everything from a nineteenth-century land deal that almost created two competing cities to the torrential rainstorm that flooded downtown Vegas with three inches of water.

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From hearty Mormon settlers to reclusive billionaires to gun-wielding gangsters, Las Vegas seems to attract interesting people. In this diverting read, author Paul Papa describes more than two dozen events caused by these newsworthy people and their cohorts. A backstage pass to every address on Glitter Gulch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762750177
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,182,954
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Paul W. Papa is a full-time writer who has lived in Las Vegas for nearly two decades. For more than fifteen years he worked at several casinos. As a security officer, it was he who shut and locked the doors of the Sands Hotel and Casino for the final time. He later became a hotel investigator for a major strip casino, during which time he developed a love for writing true stories about uncommon events.

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