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eBook Las Vegas, As It Began, As It Grew ePub

by Stanley W. Paher

  • ISBN: 0913814016
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Stanley W. Paher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Nevada Pubns (July 6, 1971)
  • Pages: 186
  • ePub book: 1878 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1400 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 876

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This book is one of a kind, and anyone who wants to know more about Las Vegas and its history should find a copy of this book.

This book is one of a kind, and anyone who wants to know more about Las Vegas and its history should find a copy of this book. James McVay rated it it was amazing Jun 21, 2015. Rosemarie rated it liked it Mar 12, 2013. Roxanne rated it really liked it Jun 16, 2017. Steve Leach rated it really liked it Dec 17, 2017. Rory marked it as to-read Jun 26, 2012.

Published July 1971 by Nevada Pubns.

Published July 1971 by Nevada Pubns.

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Paher, Stanley W. Published by Navada Publications (1971), Las Vegas, NV, 1971. The matrix prices are very unreliable. Condition: Book and dw fine condition Hardcover. From Bookdealer -- K. Grunewald (Kansas City, MO, . Price: US$ 2. 0 Convert Currency. All packages now go Priority Mail (airmail).

Stanley W. Paher is the author of several books about the Southwest. His Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps published in 1970 earned for him the Award of Merit of the American Association of State and Local History. Next came Northwestern Arizona Ghost Towns (embodied in the present book) which was followed by Las Vegas, as it began, as it grew, a definitive history of the formation of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas continued to grow until 1917 when the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad went broke. University of Nevada Press, Reno, 1999 Paher, Stanley W. " Las Vegas -As It Began - As It Grew", Nevada Publications, Las Vegas, NV, 1971. Although William Clark sold the remains of the company to the Union Pacific Railroad, a nationwide strike in 1922 left Las Vegas in a desperate state. Route 91 reaching Las Vegas in 1926, Vegas was finally connected to California with a road.

Las Vegas usually is considered as synonymous with lavish gambling and unabashed night life. These have been emphasized in magazine articles and books, while the town's varied and colorful past have been overlooked. Here is the first general history of early Las Vegas ever to be published.

During the last century Las Vegas has passed through a metamorphosis from a mere Spanish Trail waterhole in a vast and lonely desert to a religious mission and finally a thriving ranch. After contemporary Las Vegas was founded in May 1905, it developed into a typical Western frontier town and changed into a sophisticated city during distinct boom periods. They were accelerated by dam construction, industrial plants, military aerial training, atomic testing, and resort hotel developments. The reader is led every step along this path of amazing transition in both the text and in a careful selection of unpublished photographs.

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Gna Gna
This is the quintessential study of that place known as "the meadows" (las vegas). Isn't it a crime that the rest of the world thinks about this oasis as "Vegas"? Vegas is a place in Clark County Nevada where Prince Harry runs naked. It is a place where the two-bit criminal "Bugsy Siegal" is glorified (he ran his Strip creation the Flamingo in the ground in just a year and a half in the late forties), where the deadhead Oscar Goodman, mob lawyer turned mayor of Las Vegas, is venerated. Vegas, where innocent people are burned to death in a cab after a drive-by shooting, where police shootings are a routine way of life, where multibillionaire gambling moguls (Wynn, Adelson) take the money of American gambling addicts and channel it into Macau and Israel. Paher did a monumental study of the Las Vegas Valley in his book of 1974. This is what you should learn about this place.
Vaua Vaua
I was expecting more on the history of the Strip, the mob, etc. But no, we're talking why the first settlers came to LV.

You'd have to be a resident AND a history buff. I'm only one of those.
Mightdragon Mightdragon
We are about to move to Las Vegas and have been buying books on the history of it. One of the books recommended this one and we have enjoyed it as much as the other 6 books we have bought on the topic. Las Vegas has a very rich history beyond the strip.
Karg Karg
Very interesting history that I enjoyed thoroughly. I also learned a lot about Las Vegas.
It makes a trip to Mormon Fort even more interesting because I know what is going on.