Las Vegas: Then and Now

Las Vegas: Then and Now

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by Su Kim Chung
     
 

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Las Vegas: Then and Now captures the city's evolution from a desert railroad outpost into the gambling and entertainment capital of the world. Pairing historical photographs of the town with specially commissioned views of the same scene today, this book provides the reader with an intriguing look into the history of a city that has become a

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Las Vegas: Then and Now captures the city's evolution from a desert railroad outpost into the gambling and entertainment capital of the world. Pairing historical photographs of the town with specially commissioned views of the same scene today, this book provides the reader with an intriguing look into the history of a city that has become a cultural icon for all that is best and worst in American society. Sites include Fremont Street, Railroad Depot, Union Pacific Station, Arizona Club, Golden Nugget, El Portal Theatre, Nevada Hotel, Sal Sagev Hotel, El Cortez, Vegas Vic, The Mint Hotel, Las Vegas Post Office/Mob Museum, El Rancho Vegas, Last Frontier, New Frontier, Little Church of the West, Flamingo, Thunderbird Hotel, Desert Inn, Sahara Hotel, Sands Hotel, Stardust, Riviera, La Concha Motel, Dunes Hotel, Caesars Palace, Hacienda, Tropicana, Castaways, MGM Grand, Aladdin, Boardwalk, International, Landmark Hotel, Las Vegas Convention Center, Moulin Rouge, Showboat, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781910904114
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2016
Series:
Then and Now#174; Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
272,867
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Su Kim Chung is the manuscripts librarian/archivist in special collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries. A graduate of UCLA's Information Studies program, she also has an MA in history from CSU Fresno, and a PhD in Information Studies from UCLA.

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Las Vegas Then and Now (Then and Now Thunder Bay Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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We sent this book to a friend, and decided it was so interesting that we bought one for ourselves too. Lots of historical photos, interesting facts, and memories galore. Lovely presentation too. It's fun to see how the properties have changed over the years, and how the designs and styles have changed too.