50 Photos That Show The Early Days of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city and is known for its shopping, gambling, fine dining, nightlife, and entertainment. Las Vegas now serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. Las Vegas has nicknames and phrases such as Sin City, Gambling Capital of the World, the City of Second Chances, and What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. Las Vegas was founded in 1905, and it began with a land auction. Before becoming the Las Vegas we know and love today, it was just a desert in Nevada.

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