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It happened in Las Vegas : twenty-five remarkable events that shaped history

Author: Paul W Papa
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, ©2009.
Series: It happened in series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

From the Mormon arrival in 1855 to Siegfried and Roy's tiger attack in 2003, twenty-five events that shaped the history of the Entertainment Capital of the World.


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Papa
ISBN: 0762750170 9780762750177
OCLC Number: 317451093
Description: ix, 158 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mormons arrive in Las Vegas, 1855 --
The sale of Las Vegas ... again? 1905 --
This is Sam's town, 1906 --
Bootleg Canyon, 1920 --
Early man discovered in Las Vegas, 1930 --
A town prepares for the dam, 1930 --
The first casinos, 1931 --
Vegas helps the war effort, 1941 --
Block 16 comes to an end, 1942 --
The mob comes to town, 1945 --
A mushroom-shaped cloud in the distance, 1951 --
A five-month showdown, 1951 --
The king bombs, 1956 --
A search for showgirls, 1957 --
The summit, 1960 --
A mysterious billionaire refuses to leave, 1966 --
An Evel jump, 1967 --
A casino catches fire, 1980 --
The casino industry gets a makeover, 1988 --
PEPCON explosion, 1988 --
Hell on the streets, 1992 --
Gang members terrorize the Strip, 1994 --
The one hundred year flood, 1999 --
Tiger attack on the Strip, 2003 --
A British battleship blows up the dunes, 2003 --
Las Vegas facts and trivia.
Series Title: It happened in series.
Responsibility: Paul W. Papa.
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