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Las Vegas

HISTORY
Las Vegas, once an oasis en route to California, began as a Mormon settlemen during the silver rush of the 1700s.It was revived by ranching in the 1800s.
With the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1905, bars, gambling houses and other business sprouted in the downtown area.In 1931, during the Great depression, a stampede of unemployed arrival in Las Vegas to work in the constructioc of Hoover Dam,on the nearby Colorado River.the hydroelectic marvel that finished in 1936 now the neon sign for which the city is famous.
That same year, state legislators allowed legalized gambling in Las Vegas.Immediately, casinos and hotels.
After World War II, huge resort/hotels began rasing higher and higher on the strip and came world-class entertainment.

Lake Mead, Nevada.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Nevada/Arizona border east of Las Vegas, NV.

Hoover Dam, Nevada.

The Hoover Dam is located is southeren Nevada near Boulder City and Las Vegas.

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