"My Las Vegas Homepage" Las Vegas by freddie18

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Las Vegas is the place to be for New Year's Eve!

It is not only the breathtaking fireworks blasted into the night sky above the city on New Year's Eve that amazed me, but it is the neon lights, concerts, and all those outdoor shows that made this city not sleep at all.

To give you a little bit of history, the city of Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905 on a 110 acres of arid land in the Mojave desert. By 1911, the city was populated with barely 800 people. Those days, life was slow, the times were quiet and nobody can predict what is in store for this place. In 1931, Hoover Dam started its construction that brought in men as labourers and joined by their friends and families. They live in the surrounding small town of Las Vegas area. It was in the same year when gambling was legalized in Nevada that attracts outsiders to the city.

It was only in 1935 that the Hoover Dam was completed and the public took notice of the tiny Las Vegas. And now the story goes........ and the rest is history!

  • Last visit to Las Vegas: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2009
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Vegas is fun! Glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, Vegas use to have the cheapest buffets, but at least the food is still good. Walking around is the best way to see all the sights and sounds! Nice page!

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    Mar 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    We love Neiman Marcus, Freddie! We haven't been to this one in Vegas because I'm usually at the slots, tables or buffets! hehehe...Norman :)

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2009 at 5:03 AM

    Very detailed. Give you high ratings for this! You are definitely a great resource person for transportation in Las Vegas, Freddie!

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    Feb 15, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    hi freddie, kumusta na . i enjoyed my virtual trip in your Vegas page. The fountain is amazing. next time you have to see the sun setting with some drinks ;) lot of walking is the best deal. cheers

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Vegas must be a real blast! Loved reading about it...your pages were very interesting...cheers!

  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Las Vegas can be quite an experience. I can just imagine how it must have been on New Year's Eve! I'm very happy to see you didn't encounter Gil Grissom... 8) Cheers, Mark

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    Jan 24, 2009 at 5:35 AM

    Las Vegas sounds like a lively place on New Year's!

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Vegas must be the perfect place to party!

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    Jan 15, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Great page Freddie! Vegas must have changed a lot since my last visit.

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